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Global Telecoms Awards

Welcome to the 2021 Glotel Awards!

Recognizing innovation and excellence from the companies involved in advancing and transforming today's telecoms industry. The Glotels shortlist is here! The winners will be announced during an online ceremony on 23 November.

Why take part in the awards?

Considering whether to enter? Besides having a good chance at winning this prestigious award, entering also provides a lot of other benefits.

Global Headlines

Make global headlines in the industry if your entry makes the shortlist

Critical Acclaim

Stand out from the competition and receive critical acclaim from the industry’s finest minds

Brand recognition

Enhance your brand recognition by featuring in all our print and digital awards material 

Reward Project Participants

Demonstrate to project participants how much you value their contribution, the collaboration, and the achievements


Celebrate and network with the industry’s most influential people

Receive a trophy

Winners are announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner and will receive a trophy


The spoils were shared evenly at the 2020 Global Telecoms Awards, but emerging technologies such as OpenRAN caught the eyes of the judges.

Only one company one more than once – last year’s big winner SK Telecom – which grabbed the ‘best operator’ award for the second year running. SK is being rewarded for its pioneering work on 5G and other trailblazing companies such as Rakuten Mobile, Altiostar and Parallel stood out too.

Congratulations to all the 2020 winners and thanks to everyone who got involved. In spite of everything, it was another great year for telecoms and we’re delighted to be able to acknowledge all your work through the Glotel Awards.

View the 2020 Winners.

Ari Banerjee

Vice President of Strategy


The Glotel Awards demonstrate our managed services capabilities and our ability to help businesses transform in the digital economy. We are excited to receive this award and we look forward to working with operators that need support in their critical digital transformation programs.