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

Telecom Asia
27 Sep 2016

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


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