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Global Telecoms Awards 2020 shortlist announced

The small matter of a pandemic was never going to get in the way of the annual celebration of telecoms excellence that is the GLOTEL Awards.


October 7, 2020

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Global Telecoms Awards 2020 shortlist announced

The small matter of a pandemic was never going to get in the way of the annual celebration of telecoms excellence that is the GLOTEL Awards.

It’s a testament to the fortitude and vibrance of the telecoms industry that the number and standard or entries this year was undiminished by the COVID-19 situation. Once more the shortlisting process was agonising, but we’re confident those that made it through represent the cream of this year’s crop.

A total of 89 entries from an incredibly wide selection of companies are competing for 19 awards. Along with the rest of the world the awards announcement event has been moved online this year and will take place on 6 November. We would like to congratulate all who made the shortlist and wish them best of luck in catching the eyes of our independent judges.

You can see the full list below and find out more about the GLOTEL Awards here.


Advancing Artificial Intelligence         

CSG – Conversational AI

CUJO AI – Digital Life Protection Platform

Turk Telekom – AI in Operations

TechSee – TechSee Live

ZTE – Intelligent native network solution


Automation Initiative of the Year        

EXFO – Nova SensAI

GS Lab – Octopus

Huawei Technologies – iMaster MAE-CN

Radisys – Engage Intelligent Virtual Assistant

Robin.io – Robin Automation Platform


Best 5G Operator Innovation  

China Telecom Global – 5G Services

Orange – 5G in Romania

Vodafone UK – Ford private 5G network


Best Digital Transformation Project   

MATRIXX Software – Three UK’s PayG

Metricell – Service Checker

STC – WBU digital transformation

Viettel Telecom – Viettel++


Best Operator 

Orange MEA

SK Telecom

Viettel Telecom


Best Vendor 5G Innovation

Altiostar Networks – Container-Based, Cloud-Native 5G RAN software

Ericsson-Optus – 2300 MHz and 3500 MHz dual-Band 5G

Huawei Technologies – Single Voice Core Solution

Keysight Technologies – Load Core 5G

ZTE – China Unicom and ZTE for SuperDSS Solution


BSS/OSS Transformation Excellence 

Amdocs – CES20

Calix – AXOS Platform Enabled by SMx Automation

Intraway – Symphonica Codeless Provisioning Automation Platform

Netcracker Technology – Netcracker 2020

STL – dTelco


Connecting the Unconnected  

Iskratel – RUNE Project

Liquid Telecom – Fibre networks in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Manatua One Polynesia Consortium and SubCom – Manatua One Polynesia Cable Project

Orange – Orange Sanza

Vanu – Vanu’s Sustainable, Cost-Efficient Solutions for Off-Grid Markets


Consumer IoT Initiative of the Year    

F-Secure, Windstream and Actiontec – Kinetic Secure

Tata Communications – MOVE

ZTE – AI-powered Smart Home Care Solution


Digital Transformation Innovation      

Cohere Technologies – MU-MIMO Spectrum Multiplier with Delay-Doppler channel representation

Colt Technology Services – Colt Intelligent Communications – Cloud SBC

Huawei Technologies – Qingdao Haier 5G Smart Factory

Netcracker Technology – Netcracker 2020 Digital Transformation Solution

Ooredoo Kuwait – ANA a digital mobile plan with MATRIXX


Fixed Network Evolution        

ADTRAN – SDX-series Portfolio Expansion

Calix – everyPON on the AXOS Platform

Sky Italy and Amdocs – Sky Italy’s WiFi service and Ultra Network powered by Amdocs Open Cloud Networks OSS

STL – Celesta Ribbon Optical Fibre Cable – Intelligently Bonded Ribbon

Tejas Networks – Tejas TJ1400 UltraFlex products


Ground-breaking Virtualization Initiative

AT&T Business – AT&T SD-WAN

Ericsson-XL Axiata – Virtualized Packet Core Transformation

Rakuten Mobile – Rakuten Mobile Network

Turkcell – Unified Telco Cloud

ZTE – The world’s largest 5G SA 2C&2B network for China Mobile


Industrial IoT Initiative of the Year      

China Telecom Global – Industrial IoT Solutions

Incognito – Enterprise IoT device management and data collection

SK Telecom – 5G Dual-Band Dual-Mode Industrial IoT Device and Its Application

Vodafone UK – CoVision


Managed Services Innovation of the Year      

Comviva – Digital Services Content Management at Ooredoo Kuwait

Macquarie Telecom Group – Macquarie Cloud Services Azure Managed

Mitratel – Mitratel’s Managed Services Operational Excellence

Tata Communications – Strategic Sourcing


Mobile Money Mastery

Comviva – mobiquity Money – COVID-19 Response

Nexign & Megafon – Megafon Bank Card based on Nexign Network Monetisation Suite

Ooredoo Maldives – m-Faisaa

Orange – E – GOV


Most Innovative Cloud Service           

Aptilo Networks – IoT Connectivity Control Service

Calix – ProtectIQ

Colt Technology Services – Colt Cloud Connectivity

VMware – Telco Cloud Automation

ZTE – Precise Cloud Solution in Smart Health Care


Most Innovative Cloud Technology

Enea Openwave – Stratum Cloud Data Manager

Intraway – Symphonica Codeless Provisioning Automation Platform

Red Hat – Red Hat Open Hybrid Cloud Technologies

Parallel Wireless – OpenRAN Controller

Wind River – Wind River operator solution


Project Delivery Perfection     

BroadSource – EMU Subscriber Management and Migration

Comarch – Service assurance solution for the first 5G telecommunications networks in Asia

Ericsson-Starhub – StarHub – Ericsson Billing System Transformation

Huawei Technology and Sunrise Communications – 5G Network Optimization Project

Ufinet – Protective ring between Quito and Guayaquil


Security Solution of the Year  

Keysight Technologies – Threat Simulator

Ribbon Communications – Ribbon Call Trust

Subex – Subex’s cybersecurity solution

Trustwave – Trustwave Fusion Platform

ZTE – Software-Defined Security Solution


Telecoms Transformation       

Altiostar Networks inc – Container-Based, Cloud-Native 5G Open RAN software

Ericsson – 5G Maritime Mesh Network

HARMAN – 5G-Ready Multiband Conformal Antenna

OmniSci – OmniSci

Upstream – Upstream Digital Sales Solutions

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