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The 2019 Global Telecoms Shortlist

The shortlist for the 2019 Global Telecoms Awards has been announced, congratulations to all of our finalists!

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5G Implementation Excellence  

Ericsson and Telstra: The Road to 5G Commercialization

Huawei: "Expert + Tool Platform” Solution

Saudi Telecom Company: STC 5G

SK Telecom: World’s First 5G Commercialization

Swisscom, Ericsson, Qualcomm, Oppo: First 5G Network in Switzerland


Advancing Artificial Intelligence               

fonYou: The iCarrier platform

Jio and Guavus: AI-powered Analytics

Nokia: AI as a Service for CMCC Hainan

Telefónica: Aura

ZTE: ML powered MANO for Network Automation


Automation Initiative of the Year             

Ericsson and Telenor: Smart auto lock / unlock for green radio

Huawei: AUTIN

Sandvine and Rise Broadband: Intent-Based Congestion Management

Turkcell : Intelligent Fast Re-Route Path Optimization

ZTE: ZTE Transport Network Automation Solution


Best 5G Innovation         

China Mobile, China Southern Power, Huawei: Smart Grid 5G Slice Operation and Monetization

InterDigital: 5G-CORAL

Qualcomm: QTM052 mmWave antenna module

Vodafone Germany: Automotive factory of the future meets mobile communication excellence

ZTE & China Mobile:  4G & 5G Convergence Solution on 2.6GHz with Ultra-wide-bandwidth


Best Digital Transformation Project        

Infosys and Vodafone UK: Digital Platform

Koodo Mobile: Koodo Assist, powered by Ada

Orange Poland: Orange Flex

Saudi Telcom Company: iGate App

Singtel: Unboxed


Best Operator    


Ooredoo Group

Reliance Jio Infocomm

SK Telecom

SSE Enterprise Telecoms


BSS/OSS Transformation Excellence        

LotusFlare: Digital Network Operator®

Nexign: Digital BSS

Openet: Evolved Charging System

SK Telecom: OSS Evolution for E2E integration and 5G Business

Swisscom & Accenture: Building a Digital Omni-Channel Platform for Change


Connecting the Unconnected     

Angola Cables: SACS - South Atlantic Cables System

CBNL: VectaStar millimetre wave FWA

Etisalat Group: Etisalat Submarine cables

Ufinet: Rural connectivity case studies

ZTE: Marine Broadband Satellite Solution


Consumer IoT Initiative of the Year         

Cubic Telecom: The Connected Car

O2 and Accenture: Making UK homes smarter energy users

SAM Seamless Network: SecuringSam

SK Telecom: V2X Service Enabler (VSE)

ZTE: ZTE Smart Camera


Digital Transformation Innovation          

Advanced Info Service: AIS Digitall Shop

BT: The Digital Business Marketplace

MATRIXX: Digital Commerce

Netcracker: Digital Transformation Solution

VisualOn: Adaptive NightVision


Fixed Network Evolution             

Incognito Software: Incognito Fiber Service Orchestration Solution

Iskratel: SI3000 Lumia dual-nature GPON OLT

SK Telecom/SK Broadband: Giga Premium

Turkcell : Customer Oriented Failure Prioritization and Complaint Management

ZTE: ZTE Access Office Re-architecture Solution


Ground-breaking Virtualization Initiative            

AT&T: Edge Solutions

Ericsson and Dialog Axiata: Full Stack NFVI and Cloud Deployment

Huawei: NFV-SDN based telco cloud initiative

Singapore Telecommunications: Singtel Liquid Infrastructure

Turkcell: Unified Telco Cloud, with Red Hat


Industrial IoT Initiative of the Year          

A1 Telekom Austria: Industrial IoT Solutions - Connected Cars

Aptilo Networks: Zero-touch Wi-Fi IoT Connectivity

Dialog Axiata: Affordable and Purpose-built IoT Solutions for Industries in Emerging Markets

Qualcomm: Snapdragon X50 5G modem

ZTE:  ZTE NMVP Solution


Innovating in the Cloud 

Accedian: Skylight

Huawei: Cloud Native based CloudDB solution

MYCOM OSI: The Assurance Cloud

Optiva: Charging Engine and Optiva Revenue Management Suite

UM Labs: Unicus


Managed Services Innovation of the Year            

Ericsson and Telenor: Common Delivery Center for innovative Managed Services model

Etisalat: Integrated End to End Managed Infrastructure Service

Saudi Telecom Company: STC Fixed Network Customer Operations Service transformation

StrattoOpencell: Mobile connectivity as a managed service

Subex and Batelco: Shared Service Hub Delivery Model


Mobile Device Innovation           

General Mobile: GM 9 Pro

Metaswitch Networks: MaX UC

Reliance Jio Infocomm: JioPhone

Mobile Money Mastery 

AsiaHawala and Comviva: AsiaHawala powered by mobiquity Money

Juvo: Financial Identity as a Service (FiDaaS)

Synchronoss Technologies: Synchronoss Advanced Messaging Platform

VEON: JazzCash

Viettel Digital Services: ViettelPay


Most Innovative Cloud Service  

Amdocs: iPaaS (Integration Platform as a Service)

Netcracker Technology: Netcracker Business Cloud

Red Hat: Open hybrid cloud technologies

Synchronoss Technologies: Synchronoss Personal Cloud

Tata Communications Transformation Services: Cloud Networking and Security as a Service


Project Delivery Perfection         

Ericsson and Vodafone Idea India: Virtual evolved packet gateway

Saudi Telecom Company: Enabling best digital services through GIS applications

Turkcell: Cooperation agreement between Turkcell and Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality

X by Orange: X by Orange with Red Hat

ZTE: ZTE for China Mobile 'He-Fetion' Project


Security Solution of the Year      

Colt Technology Services: Colt Cybersecurity

CUJO AI: AI-powered cybersecurity technology

Mobileum Signalling Firewall

Tata Communications: "Tata Communications FPaaS" (Fraud Prevention as a Service)

Upstream: Secure-D


Telecoms Transformation            

DriveNets: Network Cloud

Huawei: NFV-SDN based telco cloud technology initiative

PIP Spectrum Solutions: Wireless spectrum exhaustion solution

Sigma Systems: Sigma's Create-Sell-Deliver solution

ZTE: 5G Slicing Wholesale Solution for New B2B2C Business Model