The third annual Readers' Choice Awards ceremony is just around the corner! Readers have voted for their favorite vendors and winners will be announced at a cocktail ceremony on December 9 in Hong Kong.

Leading this year's list of nominees was Alcatel-Lucent, with nominations in 13 categories. Huawei Technologies was second, nominated in 12 categories, followed by Ericsson with 10 and Nokia Siemens Networks with nine.

ZTE, a winner in two categories last year, had seven nominations while NEC was nominated in five categories. Other equipment suppliers nominated in more than one category were IBM, Microsoft, Amdocs, Juniper Networks, ECI Telecom, Oracle, HP, Ciena and SAP.

In addition to the Readers' Choice Awards, Telecom Asia will announce Special Editor Recognition Awards in three categories at the ceremony.

The Readers' Choice Awards are held annually to recognize the technology innovations and accomplishments of the top telecom vendors operating in Asia Pacific. Nominations for 24 categories were open to analysts, consultants and senior telco executives in September. A total of 61 telecom insiders submitted amore than 2,000 nominations. Telecom Asia's editorial team narrowed down the list of nominations in each of the categories after consulting with a team analysts.


Voting Criteria

  • Overall quality of innovation and contribution to technology advancement
  • Market acceptance -- market share, growth in market share and new customer acquisition
  • Revenue growth and contribution to overall industry growth
  • Vision and industry leadership
  • Based on performance in 2010
  • Nominated products/services should have been available by end of Q2 2010


Shortlist of nominees:

BI Vendor of the Year

  • IBM
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • SAS
  • Teradata

Broadband Network Vendor of the Year

  • ECI Telecom
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • ZTE

BSS Vendor of the Year

  • Amdocs
  • Comverse Convergys
  • Intec
  • MetraTech

Carrier Ethernet Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ciena
  • Cisco Systems
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Juniper Networks

Carrier VoIP Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Genband
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • ZTE

Cloud Platform Vendor of the Year

  • CA Technologies
  • EMC
  • Hewlett Packard
  • IBM
  • Microsoft

Core Network Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • NEC

Femtocell Vendor of the Year

  • Airvana
  • NEC
  • picoChip
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Ubiquisys

FTTx Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • ECI Telecom
  • NEC
  • Huawei Technologies
  • ZTE

Best Green Infrastructure Provider of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • VNL

In-Building Wireless Vendor of the Year

  • ADC
  • Andrew
  • Comba
  • ip.access

Best Infrastructure Management Vendor

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • IBM
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia Siemens Networks

Best Managed Support Services Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Amdocs
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • SAP
  • Tech Mahindra

Metro Network Vendor of the Year

  • Cisco Systems
  • ECI Telecom
  • Juniper Networks
  • Nokia Siemens Networks

Microwave Backhaul Vendor of the Year

  • Ceragon Networks
  • DragonWave
  • Ericsson
  • NEC
  • Nokia Siemens Networks

Best Network Infrastructure Provider of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • Huawei Technologies

Optical Network Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ciena
  • Huawei Technologies
  • ZTE

OSS Vendor of the Year

  • Amdocs
  • Clarity
  • Comptel
  • Comverse
  • Oracle

Best SDP Provider of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Siemens Networks

Unified Communications Vendor of the Year

  • Avaya
  • Cisco Systems
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • SAP

Video Platform Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Microsoft
  • NEC
  • Ericsson
  • ZTE

Wimax Vendor of the Year

  • Alvarion
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Motorola
  • Samsung

Wireless Broadband Network Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Motorola
  • ZTE

Wireless Network Vendor of the Year

  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Nokia Siemens Networks
  • ZTE