The big winners of this year’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards were Huawei Technologies and Amdocs – both going home with three awards. Winners in 21 categories were announced at a ceremony in Kuala Lumpur last month and trophies presented to 15 companies by executives from AT&T, BT Global Services, Maxis, NTT Communications, Pacnet, Telstra Global, Time.com, U Mobile, YTL Communications and Value Partners.
With the judging criteria heavily weighted toward innovation and leadership, four new “innovation” awards were introduced this year. SAP won the Business Analytics Innovation of the Year award for its HANA in-memory computing. Amdocs grabbed the CEM Innovation of the Year for its Smart Agent Desktop. The Bandwidth Optimization Innovation of the Year price went to Dialogic for its I-Gate 4000 while Best Enabling Technology for Mobile Devices was awarded to Samsung for its NFC TecTiles.
Huawei’s prizes were for Wireless Broadband Network Vendor of the Year, Core Network Vendor of the Year and LTE Innovation of the Year for its No Edge Networks. Amdocs was voted as BSS Vendor of the Year, Managed Support Services Vendor of the Year as well as CEM Innovation of the Year.
Ericsson once again won the Best Infrastructure Management Vendor of the Year a well as the Wireless Network Vendor of the Year while Cisco claimed the Metro Network Vendor of the Year and Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year awards.
The new category, Data Center Facility Vendor of the Year, went to IBM. Awards also went to first-time winner FiberHome (FTTx Vendor of the Year), HP (Cloud Innovation of the Year), Alcatel-Lucent (Broadband Innovation of the Year), Ciena (Optical Vendor of the Year), Juniper Networks (Mobile Security Vendor of the Year), ZTE (Broadband Year of the Year) and Oracle (OSS Vendor of the Year).
Each year Telecom Asia gathers to celebrate with its industry peers and recognize the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from around the region. This year was Telecom Asia’s fifth Readers’ Choice Awards.
In the first round, analysts and services providers nominated the top vendors of the year in each of 21 categories. Telecom Asia’s editorial team with support from a panel of analysts narrowed the field to a shortlist before voting among service providers was open in early October. A total of 48 technology suppliers were nominated in 21 categories.
2012 WINNERS LIST