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“Recognising innovation and excellence in the global communications industry”

Congratulations to the telecoms.com Awards winners

On Monday night in Barcelona, the Telecoms.com team welcomed almost 200 industry veterans for the inaugural Telecoms.com Industry Awards.

High up on Montjuic with a panoramic view of the city, Mike Hibberd, editorial director and Tim Banham, publisher of Telecoms.com handed awards to the following winners.

The award for Best Enterprise Cloud Offering went to YTL Communications for the 1BestariNet program.

The award for Best Mobile Financial Service went to Indosat for Dompetku Mobile Wallet and Mobile Money Service.

Next up was the Best MVNO category and the winning entry came from Truphone.

The award recognising the Best use of Cloud Services by a Telco went to Telefonica and TOA Technologies for ETAdirect.

The Best use of Wifi award was received by Devicescape for its Curated Virtual Network.

Next up was the award for Customer Experience Management which went to Telefonica UK & SpatialBuzz for the Trusted Network Programme.

The award for Connecting the Unconnected went to Ericsson for its Millennium Villages Project.

The next award was for innovation in the Device space and was received by Qualcomm for its RF360 Front End Solution.

The winner of the Best Consumer Cloud Offering was AT&T for the AT&T Speech API.

The Green Technology award was given to the GreenTouch Consortium for its Green Meter study.

This next award recognizes innovation in Mobile Pricing and went to AsiaInfo-Linkage for its Real-time Self Service (RTSS) solution.

The award for Best Operator OTT Service Launch and went to Smart Communications for SmartNet.

For the Progress in Machine to Machine Communications category, the award went to Jasper Wireless for its IoT platform.

Next up was the award for Pushing the Limits in fixed communications and the prize was given to Alcatel-Lucent and Telekom Austria for G.fast fixed ultra-broadband.

The award for Urban Improvements went to Tarana Wireless for its Concentrating Multipoint (CMP) topology.

The final award of the evening, for Pushing the Limits in mobile technology, attracted by far the most nominations of any of our categories, resulting in a dead heat from our judging panel. So two winners were announced for this category:  Ericsson and Telstra for LTE Broadcast and Radisys and Airspan for their LTE-A solution for small cells.

Congratulations to all our winners and a big thanks to all our entrants and attendees for making it a great night.

For further information please contact:

Sophie Burdajewicz
Head of Marketing
Email: sophie@telecoms.com

CATEGORIES

Pushing the limits mobile

This award is open to mobile focused service providers, vendors or operator/vendor combinations that have made a significant, ground-breaking technological achievement since end 3Q12. The award focuses on research/pre-commercial activities as well as commercial deployment and is intended to recognise entrants that have pushed the boundaries of network functionality, affording a glimpse of future mass market improvements.

Pushing the limits fixed

This award is open to fixed focused service providers, vendors or operator/vendor combinations that have made a significant, ground-breaking technological achievement since end 3Q12. The award focuses on research/pre-commercial activities as well as commercial deployment and is intended to recognise entrants that have pushed the boundaries of network functionality, affording a glimpse of future mass market improvements.

Connecting the unconnected

This award is open to service providers, vendors or operator/vendor combinations that have implemented projects to connect end users challenged by location, poverty or disability since end 3Q12. This could be network, service or device related. Judges will be looking for evidence of uptake within the groups addressed and the benefits provided as well as innovation in the use of the network, equipment, products, solutions or service provision.

Urban improvements

This award is open to mobile focused service providers or operators and vendors in combination that have run significant projects to improve network performance in urban hotspots since 3Q12. This could be network sharing, infill deployment, spectrum refarming, etc. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation in network technology, deployment strategy, speed of execution and improvement in network performance.

Mobile pricing innovation

This award recognises advances in mobile service providers’ retail pricing strategies, and is open to those that have introduced innovative pricing plans since 3Q12. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation in the use of BSS solutions and the creation of pricing options that are attractive and convenient to consumers, stimulate greater uptake, usage and spend.

OTT service launch

This award is intended to recognise innovative responses from the service provider community to the challenges presented by the rise of OTT services. Judges will be looking for success in providing a compelling OTT offering or compelling alternative, delivering value for the customer and strengthening their position.

CEM

This award recognises achievements from service providers and relevant suppliers in their customer relationship management. Judges will be looking for evidence of improved satisfaction, internal efficiencies and cost reduction, innovative use of BSS and varied communication platforms, social networks etc.

Best enterprise cloud offering

This award is open to fixed and mobile service providers, or operator/supplier combinations that have launched a commercial, enterprise cloud offering since end 3Q12. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation in terms of service offering, functionality, flexibility, targeting, collaboration and (where relevant) uptake and usage.

Best consumer cloud offering

This award is open to fixed and mobile service providers, or operator/supplier combinations that have launched a commercial, consumer cloud offering since end 3Q12. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation in terms of service offering, functionality, flexibility, targeting, collaboration and (where relevant) uptake and usage.

Best use of cloud services by a telco

This award is open to fixed and mobile service providers, or operator/supplier combinations and recognises operators that have implemented cloud-based solutions internally to improve their own performance. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation in terms of product selection and implementation, functionality, cost savings and efficiencies.

Best mobile financial service

This award is open to mobile focused service providers or operator/solutions provider combinations that have launched a commercial, consumer-targeted mobile payment solution since end 3Q12. Judges will be looking for evidence of innovation in terms of functionality, usability, reach and (where relevant) uptake and usage.

Progress in M2M/IoT

This award recognises achievements of service providers that have made significant launches or improvements in the provision of M2M or IoT services since 3Q12. Judges will be looking for evidence of growth in uptake and revenue, proof of commitment to the sector, innovation in technology deployment and the manner in which particular challenges were overcome.

Best MVNO

This award is open to MVNOs that have launched since 3Q12 or pre-existing MVNOs that have made significant achievements during this time. Judges will be looking for evidence of commercial success where appropriate, including financial performance and subscriber uptake, as well as innovation in service creation, niche targeting, pricing, marketing, differentiation and CRM.

Device sector

This award will recognise outstanding achievement in the development of mobile devices, and is open to all companies involved in the sector. Whether it be battery life, OS development, silicon improvement or low-cost smartphones the judges will be looking for submissions that demonstrate a significant impact on the sector during the past year.

Telecoms.com Person of the Year

An award, voted for by our readers that recognises individual achievement in the industry. This can be a single achievement that has occurred in the last year or a contribution made the industry over a longer period of time. Our readers will be invited to submit their nominations and a shortlist will be compiled on which the Telecoms.com community will then vote.

Green Technology

This award recognises work among the service provider and vendor community to reduce the environmental impact of the industry since 3Q12. Judges will be looking for improvements in product lines, manufacturing processes, power consumption, ease of deployment, logistics etc.