Telecom Asia reveals shortlist for 2016 Readers' Choice and Innovation Awards

Telecom Asia

Hong Kong, September 27, 2016 - The shortlist of nominees for Telecom Asia’s 9th annual Readers’ Choice & Innovation Awards has been finalized, and voting is now open to its online subscriber base of service providers across Asia.

The editors of Telecom Asia narrowed down nominations in 21 categories to a shortlist of 95, representing 52 companies.

Leading the list of finalists this year is Nokia, with nominations in ten categories. Ericsson and ZTE have eight nominations each; Huawei Technologies has seven; and Amdocs and Cisco Systems have four.

Now in its ninth year, the awards program continues its heavy emphasis on innovation. The word “Innovation” in the titles of select awards reflects the increased focus that suppliers have made to ensure their products and services help telcos find new ways to partner, test new business models and compete in the digital economy.

This year features two new categories - VoLTE Innovation of the Year and Smart City Innovation of the Year – to recognize the leaders in these two increasingly important technology trends.  

Voting for Asia’s best technology providers will close on October 12. The winners will be announced at the Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards ceremony in Singapore on November 30.

Telecom Asia organizes the awards each year to recognize the technology innovations and accomplishments of the top telecom vendors operating in Asia Pacific.

To cast your vote, follow this link.

Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards 2016 Shortlist

1. LTE Innovation of the Year
    Ericsson, Virtualized RAN
    Huawei Technologies, WTTx
    Nokia, LTE-Advanced Pro 3D Beamforming
    Radisys, TOTALeNodeB+ LTE-Advanced Small Cell Software
    ZyXEL, LTE4506 Category 6 HomeSpot router

2. VoLTE Innovation of the Year
    Amdocs, advanced voice/video calling solution
    NEC and Netcracker, Virtualized IMS (vIMS) Solution
    Nokia, Dynamic Diameter Engine (DDE)
    ZTE, eVoLTE solution

3. Small-cell Innovation of the Year
    Casa Systems, Apex multi-standard, low-power small cell solution
    Huawei Technologies, LampSite2.0
    Nokia, FlexiZone Mini-Macro Base Station
    RAD, ETX-2i-10G small cell aggregation platform
    Radisys, CellEngine TOTALeNodeB+

4. Cloud Innovation of the Year
    Ciena, Emulation Cloud
    Cisco Systems, Cisco Ultra Platform
    HPE, Synergy
    IBM, MobileFirst Foundation 8.0
    Red Hat, Ansible 2.0

5. SDN Innovation of the Year
    Calix, Software Defined Access
    Ciena, Blue Planet DevOps Toolkit
    Cisco Systems, Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
    Telco Systems’ CloudMetro 10 vCPE Platform
    ZTE, ElasticNet Solution

6. NFV Innovation of the Year
    Amdocs Service Lifecycle Management for NFV
    Genband, next-generation software-centric Session Border Controller (SBC) solution
    Nokia, Shared Data Layer
    Red Hat, OpenStack Platform 8
    ZTE, Cloud Works PaaS Platform

7. 5G Innovation of the Year
    Ericsson, 5G Plug-Ins
    Huawei Technologies, 5G new air interface and CloudRAN architecture with verification
    Intel, 5G Mobile Trial Platform
    Nokia, AirScale
    ZTE, Pre5G Smooth Evolution to 5G

8. Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year


    Calix, Level Vectoring solutions for the modular E7-2
    Huawei Technologies and TM, “Reliable Vectoring” solution
    Nokia, XG-CABLE prototype

9. Analytics Innovation of the Year
    Cisco Systems, Tetration Analytics
    Hitachi Data Systems, Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) 6000 for Predictive Analytics
    Nokia, Real-Time Mobile Network Analytics
    Openet, Big Data Preparation Engine
    SAP Cloud for Analytics solution

10. CEM Innovation of the Year
    Amdocs, Customer Experience Suite (CES) Version 10
    CellMining, SONATA version 4.0
    Huawei Technologies & XL, Data-mining Algorithm For Targeted 4G Migration
    LogMeIn, mobile video chat for iOS
    Mycom OSI, Experience Assurance and Analytics (EAA)

11. Network Optimization Innovation of the Year
    Amdocs, Centralized Management and Optimization Solution
    Dialogic PowerApp LB – Load Balancer for Real-Time Communications
    Ericsson, Mobile Broadband for Everyone
    InfoVista, VistaNEO
    Openet, Congestion Management Solution (CMS)

12. Optical Network Innovation of the Year
    Ciena, 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution
    Infinera, Infinite Capacity Engine
    ZTE POTN solution

13.    OSS Innovation of the Year
    Comptel, Digital Services Lifecycle Management (DSLM) Model
    Ericsson Dynamic Service Manager
    NEC and Netcracker, Agile Virtualization Platform and Practice

14. BSS Innovation of the Year
    CSG International, SingleView 10
    Ericsson Revenue Manager 16
    Fortumo Insight, smart analytics platform for mobile operators
    Redknee Connected Suite
    Sterlite Tech-Elitecore, BSS Platform for CSPs

15. Data Center Innovation of the Year
     Cisco Systems, Nexus 9000 switches
     Nokia, OCP designs for AirFrame Data Center Portfolio
     ZTE, uSmartDC

16. Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year
      Anite, FAST-OTA
      EXFO, World’s First G.Fast Handheld Test Set
      NetScout, Test Lab Optimization platform
      Rohde & Schwarz, SmartMonitor
      Viavi Solutions, InterferenceAdvisor

17. Telecoms Security Innovation of the Year
      Allot, Secure Dome
      F5 Networks Standalone Carrier-Class Firewall
      Fortinet, FortiOS 5.4 cybersecurity operating system
      Gigamon, Metadata Engine for their GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform (SDP)
      Nokia, NetGuard Security Management Center

18. Video Platform Innovation of the Year
     Ericsson MediaFirst Video Processing
     NAGRA, intuiTV
     Quickplay, mobile content delivery network (CDN)
     Verimatrix, Verspective Operator Analytics
     ZTE Big Video 4K+

19. Future TV Innovation of the Year
     Brightcove, OTT Flow
     Harmonic, VOS Cloud
     Kaltura, Video Platform as a Service (VPaaS)
     Ooyala AppStudio, turnkey over-the- top (OTT) solution
     Viaccess-Orca, Voyage — TV Everywhere as a Service (TVaaS) Cloud-Based Platform

20. IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year
     Ericsson, IoT Accelerator
     HPE Edgeline IoT Systems
     Huawei Technologies, end-to-end Narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) Solution
     Qualcomm, Connected Car Reference Platform
     ZTE NB-IoT AnyLink platform

21. Smart City Innovation of the Year
     Ericsson, Smart Metering as a Service
     Huawei Technologies, Safe City Solution
     IBM Watson IOT Platform
     Nokia, IMPACT platform

About Telecom Asia
Telecom Asia is Asia's largest regional telecom publishing group. It publishes the magazine Telecom Asia and the website, 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,
Direct line: +61 405 322399


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