Overview

The winners of Telecom Asia's 11th Readers' Choice & Innovation Awards have been announced, with a total of 24 awards being presented to 12 firms during a gala awards ceremony at the Mira Hotel in Hong Kong on November 28. Thank you to everyone who voted, and huge congratulations to our winners!


 



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2018 Winners



 

1. 5G Innovation of the Year
Ericsson
(Left) Cedric Vanhaver, Head of Marketing and Communications, Ericsson (Hong Kong), receives the award from (right) Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President Smart City Consortium

2. Analytics Innovation of the Year
Ciena
(Left) Willie Low, Director of Portfolio Marketing APAC, Ciena, receives the award from (right) Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President Smart City Consortium

3. Best Cloud Applications / Services
VMware
(Left) Nalin Gunasekera, Head of EUC Cloud Services - APJ , VMware, receives the award from (right) Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President Smart City Consortium

4. CEM Innovation of the Year
Nokia
(Left) Stan Fiala, Head of Global Business, Nokia, receives the award from (right) Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President Smart City Consortium

5. Cloud Infrastructure of the Year
VMware
(Left) Nalin Gunasekera, Head of EUC Cloud Services - APJ , VMware, receives the award from (right) Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President Smart City Consortium

6. Cloud Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems
(Left) Andrew Eaton, Head - Automation Software Sales, Global Service Provider, APJ, Cisco Systems, receives the award from (right) Dr. Winnie Tang, JP, Founder and Honorary President Smart City Consortium

7. Data Center Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems
(Left) Andrew Eaton, Head - Automation Software Sales, Global Service Provider, APJ, Cisco Systems, receives the award from (right) Polly Lee, Deloitte China Southern Region TMT Lead Partner

8. Emerging Technology of the Year
Nokia
(Left) Stan Fiala, Head of Global Business, Nokia, receives the award from (right) Polly Lee, Deloitte China Southern Region TMT Lead Partner

9. Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year
Ciena
(Left) Willie Low, Director of Portfolio Marketing APAC, Ciena, receives the award from (right) Polly Lee, Deloitte China Southern Region TMT Lead Partner

10. IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year
Tata Communications
(Left) Michael (Mick) Higgins, Vice President - Mobility and IoT Product Management, Tata Communications, receives the award from (right) Polly Lee, Deloitte China Southern Region TMT Lead Partner

11. LTE Innovation of the Year
Huawei
(Left) Konesh Kochhal, Director Industry Ecosystem Engagement, Huawei South Pacific Region, receives the award from (right) Polly Lee, Deloitte China Southern Region TMT Lead Partner

12. Network Optimization Innovation of the Year
Ericsson
(Left) Cedric Vanhaver, Head of Marketing and Communications, Ericsson (Hong Kong), receives the award from (right) Polly Lee, Deloitte China Southern Region TMT Lead Partner

13. NFV Innovation of the Year
Cisco Systems
(Left) Andrew Eaton, Head - Automation Software Sales, Global Service Provider, APJ, Cisco Systems, receives the award from (right) Allan Tan, Regional Content and Strategy Director, Questex Asia

14. Optical Network Innovation of the Year
Ciena
(Left) Willie Low, Director of Portfolio Marketing APAC, Ciena, receives the award from (right) Allan Tan, Regional Content and Strategy Director, Questex Asia

15. OSS/BSS Innovation of the Year
Openet
(Left) Jason Buckalew, VP Asia Pacific, Openet, receives the award from (right) Allan Tan, Regional Content and Strategy Director, Questex Asia

16. OTT Innovation of the Year
AWS Elemental
(Left) Diane Powers, Head of Marketing, APJ, AWS Elemental, receives the award from (right) Allan Tan, Regional Content and Strategy Director, Questex Asia

17. SDN Innovation of the Year
ZTE
(Left) Guan Lujun, Solution Director, ZTE, receives the award from (right) Allan Tan, Regional Content and Strategy Director, Questex Asia

18. Small-cell Innovation of the Year
Ericsson
(Left) Cedric Vanhaver, Head of Marketing and Communications, Ericsson (Hong Kong), receives the award from (right) Allan Tan, Regional Content and Strategy Director, Questex Asia

19. Smart City Innovation of the Year
Huawei
(Left) Konesh Kochhal, Director Industry Ecosystem Engagement, Huawei South Pacific Region, receives the award from (right) Simon Yeung, Regional Director, Questex Asia

20. Telecoms Security Innovation of the Year
Fortinet
(Left) Cherry Fung, Regional Director for Hong Kong/Macau/Mongolia, Fortinet, receives the award from (right) Simon Yeung, Regional Director, Questex Asia

21. Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year
Keysight Technologies
(Left) Franklin So, General Manager of South China Sales Region, Keysight Technologies, receives the award from (right) Simon Yeung, Regional Director, Questex Asia

22. Video Platform Innovation of the Year
ZTE

(Left) Guan Lujun, Solution Director, ZTE, receives the award from (right)  Simon Yeung, Regional Director, Questex Asia

23. VoLTE Innovation of the Year
Huawei
(Left) Konesh Kochhal, Director Industry Ecosystem Engagement, Huawei South Pacific Region, receives the award from (right) Simon Yeung, Regional Director, Questex Asia

24. Wireless Home Technology of the Year
Nokia
(Left) Stan Fiala, Head of Global Business, Nokia, receives the award from (right) Simon Yeung, Regional Director, Questex Asia

2018 Categories

 

CATEGORY

FINALISTS

 

1. 5G Innovation of the Year

• Cisco Systems: Cisco Ultra 5G Packet Core Solution
• Ericsson: 5G Platform
• Huawei: 5G End to End 3GPP compliant solution
• Radysis: Turnkey Open Reference Solution for M-CORD
• ZTE: Multi-scenario oriented 5G E2E product solution

 

2. Analytics Innovation of the Year

• Accedian: SkyLIGHT PVX
• Ciena: Blue Planet/Packet Design
• Cisco Systems: Cisco Appdyanmics
• fonYou: iCarrier Platform

 

3. Best Cloud Applications / Services

• Cisco Systems: Cisco Meraki
• Huawei: Huawei CloudMSE
• Keysight Technologies: CloudLens
• Openwave Mobility: Stratum Cloud Data Manager
• VMware: Horizon Desktop-as-a-Service Platform for Service Providers

 

4. CEM Innovation of the Year

• Comarch: Customer Experience Management
• MYCOM OSI: Experience Assurance and Analytics (EAA)
• Nokia: Nokia Autonomous Customer Care
• Netcracker Technology: Revenue Management Solution

 

5. Cloud Infrastructure of the Year

• Cisco Systems: Cisco Virtualised Infrastructure Manager
• Versa Networks: Cloud IP Platform
• VMware: VMWare Cloud
• ZTE: 5G-Oriented Distributed Cloud Solution

 

6. Cloud Innovation of the Year

• Cataleya Private Limited: Orchid Cloud
• Cisco Systems: Cisco Managed Services Accelerator
• Equinix: Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric
• Huawei: Huawei Integrated Telco Cloud Solution
• Vonage: Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, Programmable Contact Center Capabilities

 

7. Data Center Innovation of the Year

• Ciena: Waveserver Ai
• Cisco Systems: Cisco Network Assurance Engine
• CommScope: High Speed Migration platform
• Coriant: Coriant Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform
• Infinera: Infinera Cloud Xpress 2

 

8. Emerging Technology of the Year

• Ciena: 8180 Coherent Networking Platform
• Huawei: Huawei's SoftCOM AI Solution
• Nokia: EdenNet
• Synchronoss: The Synchronoss Advanced Messaging Platform
• ZTE: ZTE CloudStudio brings Automation and AI technology into NFV operation and maintenance

 

9. Fixed Broadband Innovation of the Year

• ARRIS International: NVG578 PON gateway platform
• Calix: AXOS E3-2 Intelligent PON Node
• Ciena: 5170 Service Aggregation Switch
• ZTE: ZTE Three-rate Combo PON Solution

 

10. IoT/M2M Solution Innovation of the Year

• Bridge Alliance: Bridge Alliance Shared IoT Platform
• Cisco Systems: Cisco Kinetic
• Huawei: Huawei OceanConnect IoT Platform
• Nokia: Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING)
• Singtel: Singtel Connected Things
• Tata Communications: MOVE IOT Connect and MVNE Solution

 

11. LTE Innovation of the Year

• Cisco Systems: Cisco Ultra Packet Core for EPC
• Huawei: Huawei CloudAIR2.0 Solution
• Mavenir: Enterprise LTE
• Radysis: MobilityEngine LTE-Advanced and 5G RAN software

 

12. Network Optimization Innovation of the Year

• Cisco Systems: Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE)
• Ericsson: Ericsson SON Optimization Manager
• Huawei: Robust Network Service

 

13. NFV Innovation of the Year

• Cisco Systems: Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
• Mavenir: CloudRange NFV and container management and orchestration platform
• Infovista: VistaInsight Real-time and Dynamic Service Assurance platform
• Netcracker Technology: Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) solution
• VMWare: VMware vCloud NFV-OpenStack Edition 3.0
• ZTE: The SBA-based Convergent Common Core product

 

14. Optical Network Innovation of the Year

• Ciena: 6500 Reconfigurable Line System (RLS)
• Coriant: hiT 7300 Multi-Haul Transport Platform
• Huawei: Huawei 200G ASON WDM solution for Telin
• Infinera: Infinite Capacity Engine 4 (ICE 4)
• Nokia: Nokia PSE-3 (Photonic Service Engine)

 

15. OSS/BSS Innovation of the Year

• CSG International: Ascendon Singleview DBSS
• Nokia: NetAct
• Openet: Digital Business Platform
• Sigma Systems: Create-Sell-Deliver portfolio
• ZTE: CloudStudio GSO+

 

16. OTT Innovation of the Year

• AWS Elemental: AWS Elemental MediaLive
• Brightcove: OTT Flow X
• Massive: Massive AXIS
• TV2U: IVAN-X

 

17. SDN Innovation of the Year

• Cisco Systems: Cisco SDN APIC Controller with Remote Leaf
• Epsilon: Infiny
• VMware: VMware NSX
• ZTE: ZTE Elastic SD-WAN Solution

 

18. Small-cell Innovation of the Year

• Ericsson: Radio Dot System
• Huawei: LampSite Sharing Solution
• Nokia: Nokia Flexi Zone MulteFire Multiband Pico BTS
• ZTE: ZTE Magic Pole Solution

 

19. Smart City Innovation of the Year

• Huawei: Huawei Smart City Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC)
• PCCW Solutions: Smart Parking and Charging solution
• ZTE: ZTE MEC Solution

 

20. Telecoms Security Innovation of the Year

• A10 Networks: A10 Thunder CFW 5G-GiLAN Solution
• Cisco Systems: Cisco Umbrella
• F5 Networks: Carrier-Class Network Firewall
• Fortinet: Integrated NOC-SOC solution
• Palo Alto Networks: The Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform
• Syniverse: Syniverse Secure Global Access

 

21. Test & Measurement Innovation of the Year

• Anritsu: Signalling Tester MD8430A
• Infovista: TEMS Paragon
• Keysight Technologies: PathWave
• VIAVI Solutions: VIAVI OSA-710 In-Service Pol-Mux Optical Spectrum Analyzer

 

22. Video Platform Innovation of the Year

• ARRIS International: ME-7000 Converged Compression Platform
• Cisco Systems: Cisco Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) and Mobile Content Delivery Network (CDN)
• Ericsson: LTE Broadcast solution
• Huawei: Envision solution
• ZTE: ZTE Premium Video Platform

 

23. VoLTE Innovation of the Year

• Huawei: VoLTE based Voice over 5G (Vo5G) solution
• Nokia: SBC (Session Border Controller)
• Radisys: MediaEngine
• ZTE: ZTE Voice Perception Improvement of VoLTE Solution

 

24. Wireless Home Technology of the Year

• ARRIS International: ARRIS HomeAssure
• Calix: Mesh-Enhanced Carrier Class Wi-Fi
• Huawei: E2E WTTx (Wireless-to-the-x) Solution for Globe Telecom
• Nokia: Nokia WiFi
• ZTE: ZTE eWBB Solution

 

Organizers

CONTACT

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE
READERS' CHOICE & INNOVATION AWARDS

Allan Tan
atan@questexasia.com
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