Telecom Asia awards top vendors in Asia

Telecom Asia

Singapore, December 4, 2014 - Telecom Asia named the winners of its seventh Readers' Choice &  Innovation Awards in Singapore. A total of 18 awards were presented to 15 companies by executives from Level 3, Accenture, Globe Telecom, Axiata, Pacnet, YTL, and Opera.

Huawei Technologies, for the third year, won awards in three categories. It was recognized for LTE Innovation of the Year (LTE-Advanced FDD+TDD Convergence Carrier Aggregation solution), CEM Innovation of the Year (Customer Experience Transformation Center (CETC)) and Data Center Innovation of the Year (Container DC solution).

Ericsson won Small-cell Innovation of the Year for its Radio Dot System, as well as Wireless Project of the Year for its work with Telstra in a live trial of LTE Broadcast. The BSS Innovation of the Year award went to Elitecore (LTE Revenue And Customer Management (RCM)).

The OSS Innovation of the Year award went to Oracle (Communications Network Resource Management solution). Alcatel-Lucent took the Broadband Innovation of the Year prize (DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DpoE)).

Gigamon's GigaVUE-HC2 was voted the Business Analytics Innovation of the Year. Amdocs was named Bandwidth Optimization Innovation of the Year for its Self Optimizing Network solution; JDSU picked up the Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year award for its CellAdvisor Base Station Analyzer; Ciena took home the SDN Innovation of the Year prize for its Agility Software portfolio; and Transmode’s CFP based all-pluggable 100G Solution for Metro networks was recognized as Optical Network Innovation of the Year.

Projects between vendor and client are an integral part of each year's awards. The Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year went to Cyan and KVH for “etherXEN" SDN-based etherXEN burstable Ethernet service. The FTTx Project of the Year award was given to ZTE for the deployment of its Ultra-Broadband Internet Service for MNC Kabel Mediacom in Indonesia. Nokia Networks was voted the Core Network Project of the Year for its work with SK Telecom on virtualized Evolved Packet Core proof-of-concept. 

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

The awards, now in their seventh year, continue to emphasize innovation, said managing editor Stefan Hammond. “Again this year, we've added 'Innovation' to the award-name," he said. "In today's market, suppliers must ensure their products and services help telcos to find new ways to partner, test new business models, and forge ahead in the digital economy.”

The editors of Telecom Asia, with support from a team of analysts, narrowed down the nominations in 18 categories to a shortlist of 75, representing 44 companies. Voting was open to our online subscriber base of service providers in early October. Voting closed in late October.

Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards 2014 Winners:

1. LTE Innovation of the Year
Huawei – LTE-Advanced FDD+TDD Convergence Carrier Aggregation solution

2. Small-cell Innovation of the Year
Ericsson – Radio Dot System

3. Broadband Innovation of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent – DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE)

4. Bandwidth Optimization Innovation of the Year
Amdocs – Self Optimizing Network

5. Business Analytics Innovation of the Year
Gigamon – GigaVUE-HC2

6. CEM Innovation of the Year
Huawei – Customer Experience Transformation Center (CETC)

7. BSS Innovation of the Year
Elitecore – LTE Revenue And Customer Management (RCM)

8. OSS Innovation of the Year
Oracle – Communications Network Resource Management solution

9. Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year
JDSU – CellAdvisor Base Station Analyzer

10. Telecoms Security Innovation of The Year
Symantec – Mobile Application Management solution

11. Cloud Innovation of the Year
HP – Helion portfolio of cloud products and services

12. Data Center Innovation of the Year
Huawei – Container DC solution

13. SDN/NFV Innovation of the Year
Ciena – Agility Software Portfolio

14. Optical Network Innovation of the Year
Transmode – CFP based all-pluggable 100G Solution for Metro networks

15. Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year
Cyan, KVH – “etherXEN" SDN-based etherXEN burstable Ethernet service

16. FTTx Project of the Year
ZTE, MNC Kabel Mediacom – Ultra-Broadband Internet Service in Indonesia

17. Core Network Project of the Year
Nokia Networks, SK Telecom – virtualized Evolved Packet Core proof-of-concept

18. Wireless Network Project of the Year
Ericsson, Telstra – LTE Broadcast stadium trial


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:
Stefan Hammond
Managing Editor
Telecom Asia
Email: shammond@questexasia.com

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