Industry recognises innovation at GTB Awards

By:
James Pearce
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Ooredoo, Huawei and BT were among the big winners at the annual Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards, which were held in London

Ooredoo and its subsidiaries took home an impressive seven awards at the black-tie event, which recognised the most innovative projects carried out by telcos in the past year. It bagged gongs in the Enterprise Innovation category, Software and Applications Innovation category, Consumer Innovation category and the Infrastructure Innovation.

Huawei was also a big winner, taking home a haul of five trophies, across the Software and Applications category and Infrastructure Innovation Category.

BT also bagged four gongs, while Amdocs, Vodafone and SK Telecom also took home more than one award each on the night, which was attended more than 200 top industry executives.

The Awards, which followed an all day summit showcasing the best projects in the telecoms industry, including a speech from futurist Mark Stevenson.

GTB executive editor Alan Burkitt-Gray, who chaired the summit and co-hosted the Awards, said: “It was a memorable evening at the GTB Innovation Awards. As our guest speaker, Mark Stevenson, said at the beginning of the evening, the telecoms industry has more influence on our future than almost anyone else. The awards winners this year showed what outstanding work they are all doing.”

See the full list of GTB Innovation Awards winners below. Pictures of both the Innovation Summit and the Awards night can be found by clicking on the links..

GTB Awards 2017 show

Awards Winners


A1 Telekom Austria & Telekom Austria Group 

Project: A-Number verification 


Airtel Global Business & Tekzenit 

Project: Airtel Advantage



C&W Networks & Bell Canada

Project: Bell/Scotiabank 



Deutsche Telekom ICSS & Arbor Networks

Project: DDoS Defense



GlobeNet & Juniper Networks

Project: Network Infrastructure Virtualization



PCCW Global & HKT Payment Ltd

Project: Tap&Go – Mobile payment platform



Verizon Partner Solutions & Fujitsu Network Communications

Project: VzON/EPL service



AERIS & Mevia

Project: Global IoT medical adherence



Colt Technology Services & Versa Networks

Project: Colt SD-WAN



Liquid Telecom & Newtec

Project: Mx-DMA satellite links



Saudi Telecom Company & Subex Limited

Project: Revenue assurance & fraud management operations



Ooredoo Maldives & Microsoft

Project: Ooredoo Smart Campus



Vodafone Fiji & GENBAND

Project: Kiribati Infrastructure build



Hutchison Global Communications & ICG

Project: Go-To-Cloud Xpress for business continuity



BT & University of Essex

Project: AI-R for service delivery



BT & EBTIC

Project: EBTIC SPL



Indosat Ooredoo & Huawei Tech Investment

Project: Churn reduction through real time bad Network Experience Detection



SFR & Intersec 

Project: Airport Transportation Geo-analytics



Airtel & Mahindra Comviva

Project: iPACS – Single Screen



Telstra & Matrixx Software

Project: Telstra Prepaid 2016



Turkcell & EVAM 

Project: Real time interaction management



MTN Zambia & Seamless Distribution Systems

Project: Be your own boss



Roshan & Syniverse 

Project: Cloud-based fraud detection and revenue assurance



Telekom Austria Group & Adscanner

Project: Adscanner marketing cockpit with IPTV data



Turkcell & Experian

Project: Daily optimisation



Dimension Data & Netformx

Project: Dimension Data Professional Services Advisor (DDPSA)



VimpelCom Group (now VEON) & Neural Technologies

Project: Revenue assurance & fraud management centralised reporting



Unnamed operator & Huawei

Project: Radio Access Network managed services



Saudi Telecom Company & ZIRA

Project: Proactive roaming protection



Zain & Astellia

Project: Predictive CEM analytics



XL Axiata & Amdocs 

Project: The first digital omnichannel retail experience



Sprint & Amdocs

Project: PlanIT



Indosat Ooredoo & Spotify Indonesia

Project: Freedom Combo



Orange & Strax

Project: Orange VR1



VIPnet & Semper Tehnika

Project: mAutopraonice



Vodafone UK & Vodafone Roaming Services

Project: Better care for roamers



Ooredoo Tunisia & Polystar OSIX AB

Project: Customer-centric transformation programme



Telstra & Wipro

Project: Increase in NPS score for Telstra Live Chat



Orange & SoftAtHome

Project: Orange Livebox 4



KPN & ZTE Netherlands

Project: KPN UHD STB



TPx Communications & CBNL

Project: Pioneering millimetre wave fixed wireless



Openreach & Corning Optical Communications

Project: OptiTap Aerial Hybrid Drop solution



SK Telecom & Ericsson

Project: Green scheduler with lean carrier



AT&T & Colt Technology Services

Project: SDN interoperability proof of concept



BT & Huawei Technologies

Project: Assuring operational and service Integrity for High-Speed Core Optical Superchannel transmission



Aqua Comms & Megaport

Project: AEConnect partnership



TIM Brasil & Intelsat

Project: Building an enhanced mobile infrastructure in Brazil relying on Intelsat EpicNG



Swisscom & Brocade

Project: Analytics monitoring platform



Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) & Broadsoft

Project: Virtual PBX



Alptransit AG & Nokia Networks

Project: Gotthard Tunnel 



Zain Group, NXN and Dubai Silicon Park

Project: Smart District development 



SK Telecom & Samsung Electronics

Project: First 5G millimetre wave inter-cell handover technology



Ooredoo Qatar & Telenity

Project: Virtualised consolidation platform for messaging & VAS



Starman Eesti [Estonia] AS & Nokia Networks

Project: Residential 10G EPON network deployment & conversion of brownfield DOCSIS network to FTTH



CMRI & ZTE

Project: Innovative vBRAS based on C/U Separation



Banglalink & Huawei Technologies

Project: Universal coverage with Butterfly site



Ooredoo Myanmar & Nokia Myanmar

Project: 4G services launch in Myanmar



Vodafone GmbH & Nokia Networks

Project: Voice experience optimization



Reliance Jio & Accedian

Project: SkyLIGHT platform and 4G customer experience assurance



Grameenphone & Huawei Technologies

Project: VillaRadio - Residential coverage innovation



Chunghwa Telecom and Verimatrix

Project: Geo-redundancy protection



Telefonica and Huawei

Cloud RAN based 5G UCNC – user-centric no-cell – network