Telecom Asia opens voting for 5th Readers' Choice Awards

Telecom Asia

Hong Kong, October 8, 2012 -  The editors of Telecom Asia have finalized the shortlist of nominees for fifth Readers’ Choice Awards and have opened voting to its online subscriber base of service providers across Asia.

A total of 48 technology suppliers were nominated in 23 categories. Leading the list of nominees this year with nominations in at least five categories were Alcatel-Lucent, Amdocs, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, HP, Huawei Technologies, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE.

Voting for Asia’s best technology providers will close on October 22.

The winners will be announced at the Readers' Choice Award ceremony on November 29 in Kula Lumpur. Telecom Asia organizes the awards each year to recognize the technology innovations and accomplishments of the top telecom vendors operating in Asia Pacific.
Nominations were open to analysts, consultants and telco executives in September. More than 110 telecom insiders submitted more than 500 nominations. Telecom Asia’s editorial team narrowed down the list of nominations in each of the categories after consulting with a panel of analysts.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology advancement (50%)
  • Market acceptance - market share growth, market share and new customer acquisition (15%)
  • Revenue growth and contribution to overall industry leadership (20%)

  • Vision and industry leadership (15%)
  • Based on performance in 12 months prior to September 1, 2012 - nominated products/services should have been available by June 30, 2012

For more information contact:
Joseph Waring
Group Editor
Telecom Asia
Direct line: +852 2589-1389


LTE Innovation of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent --  9900 Wireless Network Guardian (WNG)
Elitecore -- Mobile Data Offload
Huawei -- "No-Edge Networks” concept
NSN -- LTE Smart Scheduler
Syniverse -- next-generation IP-based network and SCCP Signaling Gateway; real-time intelligence tools RoamMonitor, Visibility Services and VisProactive
ZTE -- dual-mode, dual-band remote radio product supporting 4T4R (ZXSDR R8884)
Broadband Innovation of the Year
Alcatel-Lucent – VDSL2 Vectoring
Cisco – Open Network Environment (ONE) platform kit
ZTE --  100G broadband solution
ADTRAN -- Ultra Broadband Ethernet (UBE) services delivery solution
Calix – E7-2 Ethernet Service Access Platform
Cloud Innovation of the Year
Ericsson -- Mobile Cloud Accelerator
CA Technologies -- Automation Suite for Clouds
HP -- Converged Cloud
IBM  – SmartCloud for Social Business
NEC –  real-time big data processing technologies that maintain high-speed, scalable processing even for events that require sophisticated analysis
VMware – vCloud Integration Manager (makes it easier for service providers to wholesale their cloud-services infrastructure to other providers)
ZTE -- IMS ON Cloud



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