The 2016 Global Carrier Awards winners are ...
The 12th Global Carrier Awards saw more than 400 members of the community wined and dined at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, celebrating industry achievements over the last year.
Dee Caffari MBE – the first woman to circumnavigate single-handedly around the globe "the wrong way" – was guest speaker as more than 45 awards were handed out during the black tie event earlier this evening.
Interoute took home three awards, while Neutrona Networks and Türk Telekom International also bagged a couple of prizes each.
“Congratulations to all the esteemed nominees and to the very worthy winners of our 12th Global Carrier Awards,” said Rosalind Irving, CEO of Capacity Media.
“As the market rapidly changes to keep up with innovation, it was great to take the time to celebrate the exciting companies, projects and partnerships in today’s dynamic wholesale carrier industry. A special thank you also to our sponsors for their continued support.”
In the data centre category, Equinix took the award for best data centre, while Interxion was recognised for best data centre innovation. DE-CIX was named best internet exchange, while Datamena picked up an award for best internet exchange innovation.
The award for terrestrial project of the year went to SimbaNet, while the winner of the subsea project of the year was the SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable system and consortium.
Telekom Austria Group was recognised with the award for best European project, with World Telecom Labs picking up the best project prize for Africa. Saudi Telecom Company (STC) won best Middle East project, with Hutchison Global Communications and Huawei picking up the best Asian project award, and WireIE winning for North America. Best Latin America project award went to Telefónica.
NTT Communications took home the award for best marketing team, with Sparkle recognised for best marketing campaign. Best social media campaign went to TelServ, with best industry event marketing campaign won by IDT Telecom.
Interoute won the award for best wholesale sales team, and Deutsche Telekom ICSS was awarded the best network technology innovation prize.
Best voice service innovation – emerging markets went to Cataleya, while the same award for mature markets was won by iBasis.
Neutrona Networks took home an award for best data service innovation, emerging markets, with the same category for mature markets being awarded to Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL). Türk Telekom International won the best SMS innovation award.
Orange International Carriers won the gong for best anti-fraud innovation, with Aqua Comms picking up the prize for best subsea innovation. The best cloud innovation winner was named as Interoute, while the best unified communications innovation went to PCCW Global.
The judges’ award for best partnership went to Telenor and Vodafone. Best IPX service winner was Telin.
The winner for best 4G deployment was Türk Telekom International, while the winner of the best SDN/NFV deployment was named as Colt Technology Services.
OTEGLOBE was recognised for its customer relations with the best customer testimony award, while Interoute took its third prize of the night for best strategic acquisition.
The winner of best CSR initiative was Airtel Ghana, while best workplace initiative went to Bell Canada for a project aimed at veterans.
Best global wholesale carrier (voice) went to Tata Communications, while Orange International Carriers took the award for best global wholesale carrier (data).
Deutsche Telekom ICSS was named best pan-European wholesale carrier, while OTEGLOBE was named best Eastern European wholesale carrier.
Liquid Telecom picked up the award for best African wholesale carrier, with Etisalat named best Middle East wholesale carrier. Best Asian wholesale carrier went to Telstra, while NTT Communications took home the award for best North American wholesale carrier.
Neutrona Networks won the award for best Latin America wholesale carrier, while best Caribbean wholesale carrier award went to C&W Networks.
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