BlackBerry Limited (BB.T) announced today that Frost & Sullivan has presented BlackBerry® AtHoc with the 2021 Technology Innovation Leadership Award for safe city solutions.

“BlackBerry is renowned for our innovations and leadership in safety, security and communications, which have been shaping the market for over thirty years.  Our software is relied on by organizations around the world, including 18 of the G20 governments, for mission-critical use cases…BlackBerry is honored to receive the Frost & Sullivan 2021 Technology Innovation Leadership Award for BlackBerry AtHoc, the most secure and trusted critical event management solution,” said John Chen, Executive Chairman & CEO, BlackBerry.

Frost & Sullivan is a company dedicated to enabling its clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. Frost & Sullivan’s Technology and Innovation Leadership Award entails a rigorous evaluation process, which ultimately recognizes companies who are at the forefront of innovation in their respective industries. As defined by Frost & Sullivan, technology innovation starts with a spark of creativity that is systematically pursued, developed, and commercialized.


Leveraging the power of mobility, cloud and IP networks, BlackBerry® AtHoc® is able to delivery an enterprise-grade, end-to-end solution for crisis communications. When a crisis occurs, BlackBerry® AtHoc® enables users to notify anyone, anywhere, on any device, with just one click. Additionally, BlackBerry® AtHoc® is able to provide real-time data pertaining to a crisis, and allows for seamless coordination with public and private organizations.

“Some of the key capabilities for safe city technology include actionable intelligence, superior situational awareness, exceptional critical event monitoring, and secure communications…BlackBerry AtHoc checks all of these boxes and more, enabling organizations and operators to synthesize multiple data sources, identify critical incidents, and quickly and securely enact mitigation and remediation actions that can protect operations, assets, and citizens from potential harm, across an entire geographic area of interest,” said Danielle VanZandt, Security Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan.

With this in mind, BlackBerry® AtHoc® has been recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its superior communication and collaboration capabilities, its ability to integrate with any endpoint, and its excellence in providing situational awareness and actionable intelligence. Ultimately, Frost & Sullivan has deemed BlackBerry® AtHoc® as the most secure critical event management solution in the market, capable of delivering a citywide response to critical events.


Blackberry’s share price opened at $15.47, down from a previous close of $15.77. The Company’s share are up 3.36% and are currently trading at $16.29 as of 12:32PM ET. This indicates that there has been noticeable change following the news.

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Kieran Robertson

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