The 2019 GCA winners have been revealed!

The winners of the 2019 Global Carrier Awards are announced!

31 October 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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The 15th annual Global Carrier Awards took place in London last night, bringing together over 420 members of the wider wholesale community celebrating the industry’s biggest achievements over the last 12 months.

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Hosted by Capacity Media CEO Rosalind Irving and Capacity Editor-in-Chief and head judge for the GCAs Jason McGee-Abe, at the indigo at The O2, the black-tie gala dinner was truly a night of celebration and distinction.

Sparkle came out on top as one of the winners of the night taking home two Awards, the first for Best European Project and the second for Best Social Media Campaign.

The Award for Best Middle Eastern Project went to Omantel, to PCCW Global for Best Asian Project, while GlobeNet won the Award for Best Americas Project. RETN took home the Award for Project of the Year – Terrestrial and EllaLink won the trophy for Project of the Year – Subsea.

In the Best Data Centre & Internet Exchange category the Best Internet Exchange Innovation went to datamena and Best Data Centre Innovation was won by Iron Mountain Data Centers. Equinix took home the Award for Best Data Centre and DE-CIX for Best Internet Exchange.

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier took home three prizes, one for Best Marketing Campaign, another Best IoT Initiative and one more for Best Pan-European Wholesale Carrier.

iBasis was the winner of the Best Marketing Team as well as the Best SMS Innovation Awards. Turk Telekom International brought it home for the Best Wholesale Sales Team Award and Orange International Carriers for Best Anti-Fraud Innovation.

New for 2019, PCCW Global was the recipient of the Best CSR Award, presented by Télécoms Sans Frontières, the company also took home the trophy for Best Network Technology Innovation. Another new entrant for 2019 was the CEO of Year Award, which was won by Ufinet as their CEO Iñigo García del Cerro.

In the Best Technology Deployment category AT&T / Colt Technology Services came out on top for the Best SDN/NFV Deployment Award, Neutrona Networks won it for Best OSS/BSS Deployment and China Unicom Global for Best 5G deployment.

The biggest category of the night was undoubtedly the innovation category with an astounding 18 Awards to be won. Best Blockchain Innovation went to TOMIA, Best Cloud Innovation to Colt Technology Services. In addition, Best Data Service Innovation - Emerging Market was won by Reliance Jio, Best Data Service Innovation - Mature Market went to EdgeConneX, Best Enterprise Partnership to Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), Best IPX Service to Etisalat and Neutrona Networks for Best OTT Partnership.

Other winners in this category include Airtel Business for Best Security Solution, TELIN for Best Strategic Subsea Route, China Unicom Global for Best Subsea Innovation, Epsilon / Dialogic Corporation for Best Unified Communications Innovation, as well as Airtel Business for Best Voice Service Innovation - Emerging Market, Voxbone for Best Voice Service Innovation - Mature Market and GOLD DATA for Wholesale Innovation Disruptor of the Year.

In the regional carrier space OTEGLOBE won the trophy for Best Eastern European/CIS Wholesale Carrier, Liquid Telecom for Best African Wholesale Carrier and Saudi Telecom Company for Best Middle Eastern Wholesale Carrier. Additionally, China Unicom Global won it for Best Asian Wholesale Carrier, C&W Networks for Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier, Telefónica for Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier and NTT for Best North American Wholesale Carrier.

Last but certainly not least, the winner of the Best Global Wholesale Carrier – Voice was Airtel Business, while Orange International Carriers came out on top as the winner of Best Global Wholesale Carrier – Data.

 

BEST PROJECT

Best European Project

Sparkle

 

Best Middle Eastern Project

Omantel

Best Asian Project

PCCW Global

Best Americas Project

GlobeNet

Project Of The Year – Terrestrial

RETN

Project Of The Year – Subsea

EllaLink

 

 

BEST DATA CENTRE & INTERNET EXCHANGE

Best Internet Exchange Innovation

datamena

Best Data Centre Innovation

Iron Mountain Data Centers

Best Internet Exchange

DE-CIX

Best Data Centre

Equinix

BEST MARKETING/SALES TEAM

Best Marketing Campaign

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Best Social Media Campaign

Sparkle

Best Marketing Team

iBASIS

 

Best Wholesale Sales Team

Turk Telekom International

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Best CSR Initiative

PCCW Global

Best CEO Of The Year

Ufinet

 

 

BEST TECHNOLOGY DEPLOYMENT

Best SDN/NFV Deployment

AT&T / Colt Technology Services

Best OSS/BSS Deployment

Neutrona Networks

Best 5G deployment

China Unicom Global

 

INNOVATION

Best Anti-Fraud Innovation

Orange International Carriers

Best Blockchain Innovation

TOMIA

Best Cloud Innovation

Colt Technology Services

 

Best Data Service Innovation - Emerging Market

Reliance Jio

Best Data Service Innovation - Mature Market

EdgeConneX

Best Enterprise Partnership

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX)

Best IoT Initiative

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Best IPX Service

Etisalat

Best Network Technology Innovation

PCCW Global

Best OTT Partnership

Neutrona Networks

 

Best Security Solution

Airtel Business

 

Best SMS Innovation

iBASIS

Best Strategic Subsea Route

TELIN

 

 

Best Subsea Innovation

China Unicom Global

 

Best Unified Communications Innovation

Epsilon / Dialogic Corporation

 

Best Voice Service Innovation - Emerging Market

Airtel Business

 

Best Voice Service Innovation - Mature Market

Voxbone

Wholesale Innovation Disruptor Of The Year

GOLD DATA

 

 

BEST REGIONAL WHOLESALE CARRIER

Best Eastern European/CIS Wholesale Carrier

OTEGLOBE

Best Pan-European Wholesale Carrier

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Best African Wholesale Carrier

Liquid Telecom

 

Best Middle Eastern Wholesale Carrier

Saudi Telecom Company

Best Asian Wholesale Carrier

China Unicom Global

Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier

C&W Networks

Best Latin American Wholesale Carrier

Telefónica

Best North American Wholesale Carrier

NTT

BEST GLOBAL WHOLESALE CARRIER

Best Global Wholesale Carrier – Voice

Airtel Business

 

Best Global Wholesale Carrier – Data

Orange International Carriers