2014 Awards shortlist revealed

The shortlist for the 2014 Awards has been revealed with vendors, operators and consultancies from the world over submitting telecoms industry innovations. From an impressive array of entries, 68 make up the final shortlist across 16 categories covering the key segments of today’s telecoms market.

Categories cover 2014’s major talking points and emerging technologies, ranging from innovations in cloud computing to CEM, handset innovation, urban improvements, and wifi.

This year’s awards also sees the introduction of two new categories recognising outstanding contributions by ancillary services to telecoms and network management excellence. The latter pertains to best use of network management services that facilitate more efficient control over network infrastructure, including network security, virtualization initiatives (such as SDN & NFV) and analytics platforms.

The full shortlist is as follows:

Ancillary Services to Telecoms

  • Accenture
  • DLA Piper
  • Vodafone Roaming Services

Best Cloud Innovation

  • Portugal Telecom
  • Synchronoss Technologies
  • Telstra
  • TELUS Communications

Best Mobile Payment Solution

  • Ericsson
  • Mahindra Comviva
  • Ooredoo
  • Smart e-Money Inc

Best Use of Wifi

  • Aptilo Networks
  • BT Research and Innovation
  • Melita Plc
  • Redknee


  • Astellia
  • O2
  • Polystar
  • SpatialBuzz & Telefonica Germany
  • Spirent Communications

Connecting the Unconnected

  • Fibroglobal & Portugal Telecom
  • Ooredoo
  • Superfast Cornwall
  • Vodacom Congo (RDC) S.A.

Fixed Network Innovation

  • Ciena Corporation
  • NEC & Telefónica
  • Transition Networks
  • Verizon Global Wholesale

Green Technology

  • Eltek
  • F5 Networks
  • Smart Communications
  • Solarway F.Z.E.

Handset Innovation

  • Ethertronics
  • Qualcomm Technologies
  • Solarway F.Z.E.
  • Ufone PTML Etisalat

Mobile Pricing Innovation

  • Openet
  • Opera Software
  • Telefónica UK (O2)
  • Vodafone New Zealand & MATRIXX

Most Innovative MVNO

  • Mobile by Sainsbury’s
  • Exito Mobile & Redknee

Network Management Excellence

  • Adaptive Mobile
  • Amdocs
  • Ascom Network Testing
  • AT&T
  • Telco Systems

OTT Service Launch

  • Acision
  • AsiaInfo
  • Deutsche Telekom
  • Smart Communications
  • Spark New Zealand

Progress in M2M/IoT

  • Ericsson
  • iDefigo
  • Jasper

Pushing the Mobile Limits

  • AT&T
  • CBNL
  • CCS Ltd
  • Citrix
  • Ethertronics
  • Procera Networks Inc
  • SpiderCloud Wireless & Intel

Urban Improvements

  • Ericsson & XL Axiata
  • Ooredoo Kuwait
  • Turkcell
  • Warid Telecom

Many thanks to everyone who entered, and congratulations to those who have made this year’s shortlist. The awards, hosted by comedienne Lucy Porter, will be taking place on the 4th December at 200 Aldersgate in St. Paul’s, London.

  • Global Telecoms Awards

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.