Huawei, Cisco big winners of Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards

Telecom Asia

Telecom Asia Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards 2016Singapore, November 30, 2016 – Telecom Asia named the winners of its 9th Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards in Singapore on Wednesday night.

A total of 21 awards were presented to 13 companies during the gala awards ceremony at the Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore, with Huawei Technologies and Cisco Systems being the big winners this year.

Huawei and Cisco took home three trophies apiece, while Amdocs, Ericsson, Nokia and ZTE also had a good night, with the four companies each winning two awards.

Huawei Technologies won awards in three categories. The company, for the second consecutive year, secured the 5G Innovation of the Year award, this time for its 5G new air interface and CloudRAN architecture with verification. The vendor was also voted to have delivered the CEM Innovation of the Year for its Data-mining Algorithm for Targeted 4G Migration project with XL, and IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year for its end-to-end Narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) Solution.

Cisco also grabbed three awards - Cloud Innovation of the Year for the Cisco Ultra Platform, SDN Innovation of the Year for the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) and Data Center Innovation of the Year for its ACI and Tetration solutions.

Amdocs’ advanced voice/video calling solution was voted VoLTE Innovation of the Year, while the firm’s Centralized Management and Optimization Solution was selected as the Network Optimization Innovation of the Year.

Ericsson won the categories of LTE Innovation of the Year (Virtualized RAN) and Smart City Innovation of the Year (Smart Metering as a Service).

Nokia scored Small-cell Innovation of the Year for its FlexiZone Mini-Macro Base Station, as well as Analytics Innovation of the Year for its Real-Time Mobile Network Analytics.

ZTE’s Cloud Works PaaS Platform was named NFV Innovation of the Year and its Big Video 4K+ platform was selected as the Video Platform Innovation of the Year.

Calix meanwhile took home the Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year award with Level Vectoring solutions for the modular E7-2 solution. Ciena won Optical Network Innovation of the Year for its 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution. Comptel earned OSS Innovation of the Year with its Digital Services Lifecycle Management (DSLM) Model.

The Telecoms Security Innovation of the Year award went to Gigamon for its Metadata Engine for their GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform (SDP), while the Future TV Innovation of the Year award went to Telstra-owned Ooyala for its AppStudio turnkey over-the-top (OTT) solution.

Sterlite Tech-Elitecore was awarded BSS Innovation of the Year for its BSS Platform for CSPs.

Viavi Solutions secured Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year for the second consecutive year, this time for its InterferenceAdvisor solution.

Each year Telecom Asia organizes the Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards to recognize the advancements and contributions of the industry’s top vendors from around the region.

Lachlan Colquhoun, group editor of Telecom Asia, said the awards reflect the strength and diversity of innovation in the Asia Pacific.

“It is exciting to see how vendors are responding with a new generation of products to help operators and enterprises on their journeys of transformation,” said Colquhoun.

“The categories have expanded into new areas of the market over the nine years of the awards, and I’m sure we will continue to update these awards as markets and solutions continue to evolve.”

The editors of Telecom Asia narrowed down the nominations from readers for 21 categories to a shortlist of 95 entries, representing 52 companies. Voting was open to our online subscriber base of service providers in early October.

Winners: Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards 2016

1. LTE Innovation of the Year
    Ericsson, Virtualized RAN

2. VoLTE Innovation of the Year
    Amdocs, Advanced voice/video calling solution   

3. Small-cell Innovation of the Year
    Nokia, FlexiZone Mini-Macro Base Station

4. Cloud Innovation of the Year
    Cisco Systems, Cisco Ultra Platform

5. SDN Innovation of the Year
    Cisco Systems, Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)   

6. NFV Innovation of the Year
    ZTE, Cloud Works PaaS Platform

7. 5G Innovation of the Year
    Huawei Technologies, 5G new air interface and CloudRAN architecture with verification

8. Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year
    Calix, Level Vectoring solutions for the modular E7-2

9. Analytics Innovation of the Year
    Nokia, Real-Time Mobile Network Analytics

10. CEM Innovation of the Year
    Huawei Technologies, Data-mining Algorithm for Targeted 4G Migration

11. Network Optimization Innovation of the Year
    Amdocs, Centralized Management and Optimization Solution

12. Optical Network Innovation of the Year
    Ciena, 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution

13. OSS Innovation of the Year
    Comptel, Digital Services Lifecycle Management (DSLM) Model 

14. BSS Innovation of the Year
    Sterlite Tech-Elitecore, BSS Platform for CSPs

15. Data Center Innovation of the Year
     Cisco Systems, ACI and Tetration     

16. Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year
     Viavi Solutions, InterferenceAdvisor

17. Telecoms Security Innovation of the Year
      Gigamon, Metadata Engine for their GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform (SDP)

18. Video Platform Innovation of the Year
      ZTE Big Video 4K+

19. Future TV Innovation of the Year
     Ooyala, AppStudio turnkey over-the- top (OTT) solution  

20. IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year
     Huawei Technologies, end-to-end Narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) Solution

21. Smart City Innovation of the Year
     Ericsson, Smart Metering as a Service

About Telecom Asia
Telecom Asia is Asia's largest regional telecom publishing group. It publishes the magazine Telecom Asia and the website www.telecomasia.net, aimed at telecommunications professionals around the region. Combined, these titles serve more than 100,000 subscribers.

For more information contact:
Lachlan Colquhoun
Group Editor
Telecom Asia, Telecomasia.net
Direct line: +61 405 322399
Email: lachlanc@questexasia.com

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