Voting closes for Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards

Voting closes for Telecom Asia Readers' Choice Awards

Staff Writer

Telecom Asia has just closed voting for its third Readers' Choice Awards. The final tally has been tabulated and winners will be notified this week. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Hong Kong on December 9 at the Conrad Hotel.

Leading this year's list of nominees was Alcatel-Lucent, with nominations in 13 categories. Huawei Technologies was second, nominated in 12 categories, followed by Ericsson with 10 and Nokia Siemens Networks with nine.

ZTE, a winner in two categories last year, had seven nominations while NEC was nominated in five categories. Other equipment suppliers nominated in more than one category were IBM, Microsoft, Amdocs, Juniper Networks, ECI Telecom, Oracle, HP, Ciena and SAP.

In additional to the Readers' Choice Awards, Telecom Asia will announce Special Editor Recognition Awards in three categories at the ceremony.

The Readers' Choice Awards are held annually to recognize the technology innovations and accomplishments of the top telecom vendors operating in Asia Pacific. Nominations for 24 categories were open to analysts, consultants and senior telco executives in September. A total of 61 telecom insiders submitted amore than 2,000 nominations. Telecom Asia's editorial team narrowed down the list of nominations in each of the categories after consulting with a team analysts.

Shortlist of nominees
Best Network Infrastructure Provider of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent
Cisco Systems
Ericsson
Nokia Siemens Networks
Huawei Technologies

Best Green Infrastructure Provider of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent
Ericsson
Nokia Siemens Networks
VNL

Wireless Network Vendor of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent
Ericsson
Huawei Technologies
Nokia Siemens Networks
ZTE

Broadband Network Vendor of the Year
ECI Telecom
Ericsson
Huawei Technologies
ZTE

Wireless Broadband Network Vendor of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent
Ericsson
Huawei Technologies
Motorola
ZTE

Core Network Vendor of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent
Cisco Systems
Ericsson
Huawei Technologies
NEC

Best Infrastructure Management Vendor
Alcatel-Lucent
IBM
Ericsson
Nokia Siemens Networks

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