Cisco receives Judges Choice Award for open-nFAPI and 10 year individual contributor award to Cisco’s Distinguished Engineer Mark Grayson

The Small Cells World Summit is an annual event that brings together so many players in the small cell sector where they exchange experiences and show off the latest innovations. This year was particularly significant as the Small Cell Forum was celebrating its tenth anniversary, and last week the 2017 Small Cells World Summit was held on Tuesday May 23rd in London.

The summit is open to the whole industry with awards given and judged by an independent panel of industry experts. The great news is that Cisco came out top in two of the award categories.

Cisco’s Mark Grayson receives his award from the  the Small Cell Industry for “Outstanding Contribution to the Small Cell Industry”.

First, Cisco’s open-nFAPI open source project was awarded the judges’ choice award for its innovative approach aimed at driving adoption of the SCF’s virtualized small cell architecture.

Meanwhile, Cisco’s own Mark Grayson was recognized by the forum for outstanding contribution to the small cell industry. The forum’s chairman, AT&T’s David Orloff, praised the invaluable support to many of the Forum’s most important initiatives:

Without Mark’s hard work, technical brilliance, attention to detail and spirit of cooperation, small cells would have had a harder path to move out of their residential roots and into the cutting edge of hyper-density and the cloud

Congratulations to Mark Grayson a true industry leader and innovator, and to the Small Cell Forum for all of the great work they help lead.


Jim O'Leary

Sr. Manager Mobile Solutions Marketing