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Telecom Asia announces winners of 9th Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards

 

Telecom Asia named the winners of its 9th Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards in Singapore on Wednesday night.

A total of 21 awards were presented to 13 companies during the gala awards ceremony at the Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore, with Huawei Technologies and Cisco Systems being the big winners this year.
Huawei and Cisco took home three trophies apiece, while Amdocs, Ericsson, Nokia and ZTE also had a good night, with the four companies each winning two awards.

Huawei Technologies won awards in three categories. The company, for the second consecutive year, secured the 5G Innovation of the Year award, this time for its 5G new air interface and CloudRAN architecture with verification. The vendor was also voted to have delivered the CEM Innovation of the Year for its Data-mining Algorithm for Targeted 4G Migration project with XL, and IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year for its end-to-end Narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) Solution.

Cisco also grabbed three awards - Cloud Innovation of the Year for the Cisco Ultra Platform, SDN Innovation of the Year for the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) and Data Center Innovation of the Year for its ACI and Tetration solutions.

Amdocs' advanced voice/video calling solution was voted VoLTE Innovation of the Year, while the firm's Centralized Management and Optimization Solution was selected as the Network Optimization Innovation of the Year.

Ericsson won the categories of LTE Innovation of the Year (Virtualized RAN) and Smart City Innovation of the Year (Smart Metering as a Service).

Nokia scored Small-cell Innovation of the Year for its FlexiZone Mini-Macro Base Station, as well as Analytics Innovation of the Year for its Real-Time Mobile Network Analytics.

ZTE's Cloud Works PaaS Platform was named NFV Innovation of the Year and its Big Video 4K+ platform was selected as the Video Platform Innovation of the Year.

Calix meanwhile took home the Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year award with Level Vectoring solutions for the modular E7-2 solution. Ciena won Optical Network Innovation of the Year for its 6500 WaveLogic

Encryption solution. Comptel earned OSS Innovation of the Year with its Digital Services Lifecycle Management (DSLM) Model.

The Telecoms Security Innovation of the Year award went to Gigamon for its Metadata Engine for their GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform (SDP), while the Future TV Innovation of the Year award went to Telstra-owned Ooyala for its AppStudio turnkey over-the-top (OTT) solution.

Sterlite Tech-Elitecore was awarded BSS Innovation of the Year for its BSS Platform for CSPs.

Viavi Solutions secured Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year for the second consecutive year, this time for its InterferenceAdvisor solution.

2016 READER'S CHOICE & INNOVATION AWARDS WINNERS

1. LTE Innovation of the Year
Ericsson, Virtualized RAN
(Left) Poey Poh Tan, Senior Engagement Manager - Networks, Ericsson, receives the award from (right) Federic Giron, VP and Research Director, Forrester Research

2. VoLTE Innovation of the Year
Amdocs, Advanced voice/video calling solution
(Left) Arik Beiman, Regional Lead for Network Solution Sales, Amdocs, receives the award from (right) Joddy Hernady, Senior Vice President, Media and Digital Business, Telkom Indonesia

3. Small-cell Innovation of the Year
Nokia, FlexiZone Mini-Macro Base Station
(Left) Perry Pohlmann, Head of Radio Solutions, Nokia, receives the award from (right) Marjet Andriesse, Head of Enterprise, Asia, Telstra

4. 5G Innovation of the Year
Huawei Technologies, 5G new air interface and CloudRAN architecture with verification
(Left) Neo Teck Guan, Director South Pacific Solutions Marketing Department, Huawei Technologies, receives the award from (right) Jessie Cheung, Publisher, Telecom Asia, Questex Asia

5. Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year
Calix, Level Vectoring solutions for the modular E7-2
(Left) Ken Lim, Regional Sales Director, SEA, Calix, receives the award from (right) Clement Teo, Principal Analyst, Ovum

6. Network Optimization Innovation of the Year
Amdocs, Centralized Management and Optimization Solution
(Left) Arik Beiman, Regional Lead for Network Solution Sales, Amdocs, receives the award from (right) Fiona Chau, Online Editor, Telecom Asia, Questex Asia

7. Analytics Innovation of the Year
Nokia, Real-Time Mobile Network Analytics
(Left) Stan Fiala, Head of Sales, Applications and Analytics, Nokia, receives the award from (right) Mochamad Imam Mualim, General Manager, FMS East Region, XL Axiata

8. CEM Innovation of the Year
Huawei Technologies, Data-mining Algorithm for Targeted 4G Migration
(Left to right) Mochammad Imam Mualim, General Manager, FMS East Region, XL Axiata. Jacky Huang, ISOC Director of Huawei Service, Huawei Technologies and Ahmad Hamzah, General Manager, SOM, XL Axiata, receives the award from (right) Lachlan Colquhoun, Group Editor, Telecom Asia, Questex Asia

9. BSS Innovation of the Year
Sterlite Tech-Elitecore, BSS Platform for CSPs
(Left) Nikhil Jain, Managing Director, Sterlite Tech-Elitercore, receives the award from (right) Joddy Hernady, Senior Vice President, Media and Digital Business, Telkom Indonesia

10. OSS Innovation of the Year
Comptel, Digital Services Lifecycle Management (DSLM) Model
(Left) Mathew Henry, Head of Presales, Asia Pacific, Comptel, receives the award from (right) Changez Khan, Head of Network Operation, Circles Asia

11. Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year
Viavi Solutions, InterferenceAdvisor
(Left) Rajesh Rao, Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan, Viavi Solutions, receives the award from (right) Frederic Giron, VP and Research Director, Forrester Research

12. Telecoms Security Innovation of the Year
Gigamon, Metadata Engine for their GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform (SDP)
(Left) Gwen Lee, Country Manager, South East Asia, Gigamon, receives the award from (right) Sutha O'Connell, Event Director, Questex Asia

13. Cloud Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems, Cisco Ultra Platform
(Left) Paul Jesemann, Senior Manager for Mobility Telco Cloud, Asia Pacific and Japan, Cisco, receives the award from (right) Fiona Chau, Online Editor, Telecom Asia, Questex Asia

14. Data Center Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems, ACI and Tetration
(Left) Karrthik Venu, Business Development Manager, APJC Mobility Architecture, Cisco, receives the award from (right) Ahmad Hamzah, General Manager, SOM, XL Axiata

15. IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year
Huawei Technologies, end-to-end Narrow-band IoT (NB-IoT) Solution
(Left) Xuguang Yan, Director of Integrated Solution Huawei SG, Huawei Technologies, receives the award from (right) Mochamad Imam Mualim, General Manager, FMS East Region, XL Axiata

16. Video Platform Innovation of the Year
ZTE, Big Video 4K+
(Left) Francis Zhu Yijia, Regional Marketing Director of ZTE Asia Pacific Marketing Center, ZTE, receives the award from (right) Jessie Cheung, Publisher, Telecom Asia, Questex Asia

17. Future TV Innovation of the Year
Ooyala, AppStudio turnkey over-the- top (OTT) solution
(Left) Ervin Chan, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia & India, Ooyala, receives the award from (right) Ricky Chau, Vice President, Asia Pacific Region, Level 3 Communications

18. SDN Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems, Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
(Left) Sachin Sharma, Business Development Manager for Management & Orchestration Software, Asia Pacific and Japan, Cisco, receives the award from (right) Ben Vella, Sales Director, Emerging Markets, Telstra

19. NFV Innovation of the Year
ZTE, Cloud Works PaaS Platform
(Left) David An Wei, CTO of ZTE Asia Pacific Marketing Center, receives the award from (right) Lachlan Colquhoun, Group Editor, Telecom Asia, Questex Asia

20. Optical Network Innovation of the Year
Ciena, 6500 WaveLogic Encryption solution
(Left) Anup Changaroth, Director - Portfolio Marketing, Asia Pacific, Ciena Corporation, receives the award from (right) Sherrie Huang, Head of Research Programmes for APAC, Analysys Mason

21. Smart City Innovation of the Year
Ericsson, Smart Metering as a Service
(Left) Irfan Soneji, Vice President, Industry & Society, Ericsson South East Asia & Oceania, Ericsson, receives the award from (right) Jimmy Yu, General Manager, Singapore, Questex Asia

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