Huawei & Amdocs big winners in Readers' Choice Awards

Telecom Asia

Kuala Lumpur, November 30, 2012 - Telecom Asia announced the winners of its fifth annual Readers' Choice Awards in Kuala Lumpur last night. A total of 21 awards were presented to 15 companies by executives from AT&T, BT Global Services, Maxis, NTT Communications, Pacnet, Telstra Global, Time.com, U Mobile, YTL 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 award for its Smart Agent Desktop. The Bandwidth Optimization Innovation of the Year price went to Dialogic for its I-Gate 4000 Session Bandwidth Optimizers while Best Enabling Technology for Mobile Devices was awarded to Samsung for its NFC TecTiles.

The big winners this year were Huawei Technologies, which went home with three awards: 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 also won three: 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 as well as the Wireless Network Vendor of the Year awards 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.

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 RCA WINNERS LIST
Wireless Network Vendor of the Year - Ericsson
Broadband Vendor of the Year - ZTE
Wireless Broadband Network Vendor of the Year - Huawei Technologies
Core Network Vendor of the Year - Huawei Technologies
Best Infrastructure Management Vendor of the Year - Ericsson
FTTx Vendor of the Year - FiberHome Telecommunications Technologies
Metro Network Vendor of the Year - Cisco Systems
Optical Network Vendor of the Year - Ciena
Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year - Cisco Systems
Mobile Security Vendor of the Year - Juniper Networks
OSS Vendor of the Year - Oracle
BSS Vendor of the Year - Amdocs
Managed Support Services Vendor of the Year - Amdocs
Data Center Facility Vendor of the Year - IBM
LTE Innovation of the Year - Huawei Technologies (No Edge Networks)
Broadband Innovation of the Year - Alcatel-Lucent (Zero Touch Vectoring)
Cloud Innovation of the Year - HP (Converged Cloud)
Business Analytics Innovation of the Year - SAP (HANA in-memory computing)
CEM Innovation of the Year - Amdocs (Smart Agent Desktop)
Bandwidth Optimization Innovation of the Year - Dialogic (I-Gate 4000 Session Bandwidth Optimizers)
Best Enabling Technology(Mobile Devices) - Samsung (NFC TecTiles)

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