#Winner – a wrap up from last night’s Global Telecoms Awards

The wine flowed, the laughter boomed and Tim Skinner’s velvety red jacket almost inspired a communist revolution. All in all, the Global Telecoms Awards was a roaring success.

Last night we celebrated the successes of the telecommunications industry with more than 200 guests from around the world, and the brilliantly offensive comedy stylings of Canada’s Katherine Ryan. From 5G through to cloud and IoT, the awards demonstrated one thing clearly and loudly; don’t write off the telco industry just yet, there’s plenty of innovation and enthusiasm to carry through to the digital era.

Congratulations to all the winners (scroll down for a full list of the winners and a few pics of the night, including a self-indulgent one of your correspondent), and if you have any stories from the evening, feel free to drop us through an email; we do love gossip.

Keep an eye out next week for the highlights reel and a new edition of a Week in Wireless recorded on stage (with drinks in hand, the occasional slurred word and more than occasional bleeped obscenity).

2016’s Winners:

Advancing the Road to 5G

Singtel & Ericsson – Evolution to 5G

Highly commended: Nokia – 5G radio on commercial Nokia AirScale Radio Access platform

Best Digital Transformation Project

China Mobile Zhejiang Project – Zhejiang Mobile Capability Exposure

Best Operator Marketing Campaign

Smart Communications – TNT AlDub Campaign

Best Sustainability Project

Nokia with CenturyLink – Nokia and CenturyLink Partnership Paints Telecom Industry Green

Highly commended: NexGen Group – Smart City Master Planning

BSS Transformation Excellence

AsiaInfo – Telenor Denmark BSS Transformation

Highly commended: Telefonica – BSS Global Disruptive Transformation

Cloud Innovation of the Year

Huawei Technologies – Operation Web Services

Highly commended: Telstra – Cloud Gateway, Telstra Global Cloud Services

Connecting the Unconnected

Office of the President (Kenya) and Liquid Telecom – The rollout of free wifi networks in Kenya

Customer Experience Excellence

Vodafone Italy – CARE program

Digital Content Services of the Year

MTN Nigeria – Music +

Fixed Network Innovation

Nokia – Nokia Next Generation PON Solution

Ground-breaking NFV Initiative

Amdocs – NFV Service Lifecycle Management

Harnessing the IoT Opportunity

Türk Telekom – Turk Telekom Konforlu Hayat

Innovative Use of Spectrum

Ruckus Wireless – OpenG

Highly commended: Altiostar – Altiostar vRAN solution

IoT Networking Initiative of the Year

Cisco Jasper – Cisco Jasper Control Center

Most Disruptive Pricing Strategy

KT – Y Plan Strategy

OSS Innovation

Netcracker Technology – Netcracker 10 Operations Management

Highly commended: Amdocs – Amdocs CES 10 Inventory Management Solution

Outstanding Contribution to Standards Development

Ericsson – Ericsson 5G Program

Pushing the Mobile Limits

P.I. Works – uSON Solutions

Highly commended: TerraPay – TerraPay

Security Solution of the Year

BT – BT Secure-Cloud

Services to Telecoms

I-New Unified Mobile Solutions – I-New MVNE Services

Small Cell Excellence

KATHREIN-Werke KG – Kathrein Street Connect

Glotel 1

Glotel 11

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