Telecom Asia names best vendors in Asia

Telecom Asia
05 Dec 2013
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Singapore, December 5, 2013 - Telecom Asia named the winners of its sixth Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards in Singapore. A total of 17 awards were presented to 13 companies by executives from AT&T, BT Global Services, Deutsche Telekom Asia, Level 3, NTT Communications, Orange, Pacnet, StarHub and 1-Net.

Huawei Technologies, for the second year, won awards in three categories. It was recognized for the Infrastructure Management Project of the Year (XL Axiata managed services contract), Cloud Innovation of the Year (FusionCloud) and Small-cell Innovation of the Year (AtomCell).

Amdocs and ZTE both went home with two awards. The former won both OSS Innovation of the Year and BSS Innovation of the Year awards for its integrated CES9 suite. ZTE took the LTE Innovation of the Year (4G Cloud Radio Innovation) and FTTX Project of the Year (China Telecom FTTx tender) awards.

This year five companies won awards for the first time. Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Services Platform was voted the Data Center Innovation of the Year. RAD Data Communications was named Broadband Innovation of the Year for its Service Assured Access solution; Gigamon picked up the Business Analytics Innovation of the Year award for its GigaVue H analytics tool; Cyan took home the SDN Innovation of the Year prize for its Blue Planet SDN platform; and Transmode’s ROADM-based 100G optical backbone network project for HGC was recognized as the Core Network Project of the Year.

The Wireless Network Project of the Year went to Ericsson for its commercial LTE-Advanced service launch for SK Telecom. The Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year award was given to Ciena for the deployment of its E-Suite-enabled 5160 service aggregation switch at AAPT in Australia.

Nokia Solutions Networks was voted the CEM Innovation of the Year for its Dashboard solution while Oracle/Tekelec’s Policy Solution was selected as the Bandwidth Optimization Innovation of the Year.

FiberHome’s FONST5000 100G OTN platform was named the Optical Network Innovation of the Year.

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

The awards, now in their sixth year, have always put a heavy emphasis on innovation, said group editor Joseph Waring. “But this year we have added “Innovation” to the name to reflect the increased focus that suppliers have made to ensure their products and services help telcos to find new ways to partner, test new business models and compete in the digital economy.”

The editors of Telecom Asia, with support from a team of a dozen analysts, narrowed down the 174 nominations in 17 categories to a shortlist of 69, representing 37 companies. Voting was open to our online subscriber base of service providers in early October. Voting was closed in late October.

Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards 2013 Winners:

1. Bandwidth Optimization Innovation of the Year
Oracle: Tekelec Policy Solution

2. Small-cell Innovation of the Year
Huawei Technologies: AtomCell

3. SDN Innovation of the Year
Cyan: Blue Planet SDN Platform

4. Data Center Innovation of the Year
Nuage Networks: Virtualized Services Platform

5. Optical Network Innovation of the Year
FiberHome: FONST5000 (100G OTN Platform)

6. Cloud Innovation of the Year
Huawei Technologies: FusionCloud

7. Broadband Innovation of the Year
RAD Data Communications: Service Assured Access solution

8. LTE Innovation of the Year
ZTE: 4G Cloud Radio Innovation

9. OSS Innovation of the Year
Amdocs: CES9 (integrated BSS and OSS solutions)

10. Business Analytics Innovation of the Year
Gigamon: GigaVue H

11. CEM Innovation of the Year
Nokia Solutions Networks: Dashboard solution

12. BSS Innovation of the Year
Amdocs: CES9 (integrated BSS and OSS solutions)

13. FTTX Project of the Year
ZTE and China Telecom: FTTx tender

14. Carrier Ethernet Project of the Year
Ciena and AAPT: Deployment of E-Suite-enabled 5160 service aggregation switch

15. Core Network Project of the Year
Transmode and HGC: ROADM-based 100G optical backbone network project

16. Wireless Network Project of the Year
Ericsson and SK Telecom: Commercial LTE-Advanced service launch

17. Infrastructure Management Project of the Year
Huawei Technologies and XL Axiata: Managed services contract

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:
Joseph Waring
Group Editor
Telecom Asia
Email: [email protected]
Direct line: +852 2589-1389

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