Announcing the 2019 Visionary Spotlight Awards

Beka Business Media and ChannelVision Magazine are proud to announce the 2019 Visionary Spotlight Awards!

Deadline for entry: April 19, 2019 – Nominations Open Dec. 1, 2018

The Visionary Spotlight Honorees will be recognized with an official media introduction, including a magazine feature in an upcoming issue of ChannelVision Magazine, and a series of online spotlights.  

Please contact Gerald Baldino at  or call us at (203) 903-2745 with questions and for more information.

The Visionary Spotlight Honorees will be recognized with an official media introduction, including a magazine feature in an upcoming issue of ChannelVision Magazine, and a series of online spotlights.  

About the Awards

The VSA competition highlights both channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services and deployments across categories, with a new focus this year on emerging technology arenas, including SD-WAN, cybersecurity and new unified communications (UC) models.

Editors from Beka Business Media as well as a panel of judges from research firms and other independent industry resources will judge nominations based on a stringent set of evaluation criteria, highlighting overall innovation, as well as future industry impact of the nominated product or service; creativity and feature set differentiation; and ease of use and interoperability. Our team of respected industry veterans has deep experience in both channel/enterprise technology as well as the service provider arena.

Award winners will exemplify the communications industry’s overall level of rapid innovation, showcasing their capacity for future-thinking execution, and creativity and feature set differentiation. Winning entries will show off a cornucopia of opportunities for channel partners to boost their roles as trusted providers for business success.

Overall Excellence


The Overall Excellence category is designed to honor companies that are making the biggest impact in the channel today, across several different areas of focus. This category recognizes the best programs, distributors, and deployments. 


Enterprise Technology


The user experience has emerged as a top need for enterprises. Companies want software that is highly responsive, reliable and easy to use. The Enterprise Technology category honors companies that create communications solutions that make life easier for end-users, while providing greater innovation in the enterprise marketplace. 



Service Provider Enablement


One of the hottest areas for innovation in the channel right now is service provider enablement. Almost daily, new technologies are coming to market that help providers streamline back office and OSS innovation, improve data center sustainability, boost connectivity, and more. The Service Provider Enablement category recognizes the companies that are making it easier for service providers to excel.

Award Categories:

Overall Excellence

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  • Channel Deployment of the Year 2019
  • Channel Program of the Year 2019
  • CSP Network Infrastructure Innovation of the Year 2019
  • CSP Communications Deployment of the Year 2019
  • Top Innovation Award 2019
  • Best Emerging Technology Breakthrough 2019

Enterprise Technology

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  • Conferencing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Hosted VoIP
  • International Deployments
  • Iot, Smart Office/City and M2M
  • Managed Services
  • Multi-location Deployments
  • Portals
  • Pots
  • SaaS and Cloud Applications
  • SD-WAN and SD-Branch
  • SIP Trunking and Broadband
  • Unified Communications and UCaaS
  • Vertical Markets and Deployments
  • Video Conferencing
  • Virtualization and NFV
  • Wi-Fi and Fixed Wireless

Service Provider Technology

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  • Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Back Office and OSS Innovation
  • Broadband and Capacity
  • Cloud and OTT Applications
  • Cloud Computing and Data Center Innovation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Emerging Markets Deployment
  • Green Communications Deployment
  • Managed Services
  • OTT/Content/Media Delivery and Enablement
  • Rural and Underserved Connectivity
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN)/Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Service Provider Mobile
  • Service Provider Video
  • Telecom Legal/Regulatory
  • Wi-Fi and Fixed Wireless
  • Wholesale Deployment