And the winners of the Global Carrier Awards 2015 are…

And the winners of the Global Carrier Awards 2015 are…

A diverse range of innovative services and products received recognition at the 2015 Global Carrier Awards last night.

35 awards were collected by some of the industry’s leading names in front of an audience of 350 during the black tie event.  The emergence of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) in the market this year was reflected in a number of the winners.

Colt Technology Services, which took home a total of three awards, won the Best Asian project award for its DCNet project, which leverages SDN and NFV to better serve Asia’s rapidly growing data centre market.

Neutrona Networks meanwhile collected the Best data service innovation award in recognition of its deployment of a home-grown and patent-pending WAN Software Defined Network system, marking it as a first mover with the technology in Latin America. 

In the longstanding and popular Best wholesale carrier category, NTT Communications picked up the Best North American wholesale carrier award following a number of acquisitions in the market, while Orange and TeliaSonera International Carrier collected the Best Global wholesale carrier for voice and data respectively.

Hibernia Networks collected both the Best subsea innovation award and the Project of the year subsea award for its latest Hibernia Express cable, the first transatlantic route in over 12 years.

Dr Sarah Fane OBE was guest speaker for the evening, who spoke about her time in Afghanistan, where she overcame the dangerous environment the Taliban regime had over the country and successfully funded 42 school constructions for over 50,000 children. There was also a charity auction in support of her charity Afghan Connection

A gallery of all the winners and action from last night can be found here.

Congratulations to all the winners, the full list of which can be found below:



Best European project

Winner: Interxion


Best African project

Winner: Sudatel


Best Middle Eastern project

Winner: Newroz Telecom


Best Asian project

Winner: Colt Technology Services


Best North American Project

Winner: PCCW Global


Project of the year – terrestrial

Winner: Deutsche Telekom ICSS


Project of the year – Subsea

Winner: Hibernia Networks



Best data centre

Winner: Equinix


Best internet exchange

Winner: DE-CIX


Best IPX

Winner: Telefonica Global Solutions



Best network technology innovation

Winner: Syniverse 


Best voice service innovation – emerging market

Winner: PCCW Global 


Best voice service innovation – developed market

Winner: VoiceYou & Colt Technology Services  


Best data service innovation

Winner: Neutrona Networks


Best SMS innovation

Winner: IDT Telecom


Best anti-fraud innovation

Winner: Telarix


Best subsea innovation

Winner: Hibernia Networks


Best cloud innovation

Winner: Epsilon



Best marketing team

Winner: NTT Communications


Best wholesale sales team  

Winner: Turk Telekom International


Market campaign of the year

Winner: Telecom Italia Sparkle 



Best Eastern European wholesale carrier

Winner: Turk Telekom International


Best pan-European wholesale carrier

Winner: Interoute


Best African wholesale carrier

Winner: Liquid Telecom


Best Middle Eastern wholesale carrier

Winner: Ooredoo Global Services


Best Asian wholesale carrier

Winner: Telstra


Best Caribbean wholesale carrier

Winner: C&W Networks


Best Latin American wholesale carrier

Winner: Level 3 Communications


Best North American wholesale carrier

Winner: NTT Communications


Best Global wholesale carrier - voice

Winner: Orange


Best Global wholesale carrier – data

Winner: TeliaSonera International Carrier



Judges’ award

Winner: Global Cloud Xchange


Best Strategic acquisition

Winner: Colt Technology Services


Best customer testimony 

Winner: Orange


Corporate Social Responsibility

Winner: Bell Canada


Lifetime achievement award 

Winner: Carl Roberts 


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