Celebrating Asia best’s vendors
(Hong Kong – Dec. 11) Rising star Huawei took home three trophies in Telecom Asia’s 2nd Readers’ Choice Awards. ZTE, Nokia Siemens Networks, Ericsson and Cisco each won two awards. First-time winners this year included Alvarion, Amdocs, Avaya, Ceragon Networks, IBM and Juniper Networks and Sybase 365.
Sixteen equipment and software suppliers received 22 awards, which were presented on December 11 at a ceremony in Hong Kong by representatives from nine service providers. Executives from AT&T, BT, C&W, China Unicom, CSL, Hutchison Telecom, Orange Business Services, SmartTone Vodafone and Verizon Business were on hand to celebrate with the winners.
NSN won the Wireless Network Vendor of the Year for the second time and was presented the trophy by SmarTone Vodafone GM of quality management Ivan Leung. NSN also picked up the Green Infrastructure Vendor of the Year award for its Flexi multi-radio base station.
CSL director of content and business development Ricky Chong handed the Broadband Network Vendor of the Year award to Cisco’s Yeanchen Huang, director of Asia-Pacific service provider business. Cisco also received honors for Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year.
Huawei VP for Asia Pacific marketing Bill Zhang received the NGN Infrastructure Vendor of the Year from China Unicom deputy general manager of corporate communications Sophia Tso. Huawei also picked up the Core Network Vendor of the Year and Optical Network Vendor of the Year honors.
Ericsson was the Wireless Broadband Network Vendor of the Year as well as the Infrastructure Management Vendor of the Year, which was handed to Ericsson president for Asia Pacific Johan Adler by BT head of sales for Hong Kong and Taiwan Joseph Chow.
ZTE went away with the IPTV Vendor of the Year prize, and Nortel Networks was VoIP Vendor of the Year for its continued leadership in the carrier VoIP segment.