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Global Carrier Community Awards Celebrated Innovation and Achievements in the Telecoms Industry

The Carrier Community (CC) will host its annual CC Global 2019 Awards in Berlin during CEE 2019 GCCM and announce awards winners in 31 categories!!

More than 80 guests attended the exclusive event with 24 winning companies celebrating their achievements. The CC Global Awards were presented at the Central and Eastern Europe CEE 2019 in Berlin. The awards recognized innovation and achievements among member telecom wholesale operators around the globe and were independently judged by a panel of 13 telecoms analysts and experts from the industry.

 

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BEST GLOBAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award will recognize a successful initiative to improve access to communications globally. This is the definitive prize for operator entrants. Operator of the Year will be awarded to any wholesale organization, service provider, including MNOs, ISPs and MVNOs, which has demonstrated groundbreaking strides in the industry over the last year. Judges will consider a broad array of criteria, including but not limited to customer and revenue growth, market disrupting innovations, initiatives for the betterment of the telecommunications industry, first-to-market technology implementations, industry collaboration efforts and any initiative, which has been truly one-of-a-kind.

BEST IOT OPPORTUNITY
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IoT is positioned to become the dominant tech trend of the next ten years as businesses the world over seek to harness the potential of automating machine processes and gaining insights on data we never thought possible. This category awards advances in real-world deployments of IoT. Successful entries will illustrate how internet of things-technology is being successfully delivered and monetized, and can range from enterprise/industrial use-cases to consumer, smart-home and smart cities.

THE BEST ‘CLOUD’ INNOVATIVE OPERATOR 
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Over and above the specific benefits of NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) the cloud looms large on the telecoms horizon. Whether its software defined networking, ‘as a service’ business processes or simply the greater demand on the network generated by the need to mobile or IoT devices to constantly communicate with the cloud this is one of the defining technological tends of our time. The winner will be the submission that demonstrates the most innovative approach to the cloud in the past 12 months.

BEST ‘CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED’ OPERATOR
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A surprising proportion of the global population still have limited access to communication technologies, which have been consistently shown to improve independence, productivity and standard of living once acquired. Judges will be looking for evidence of uptake within the groups addressed and the benefits provided as well as innovation in the use of the network, equipment, products, solutions or service provision.

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE EXCELLENCE
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Successful customer experience programs can take on pivotal importance as competitive an industry as telecoms. Customer expectations are higher than ever and churn remains an expensive challenge. This award will go to the product, initiative or company that demonstrates the most effective customer experience solution and can illustrate the business benefits that came from it.

BEST GLOBAL NETWORK 
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This award recognizes excellence in the field of residential, wholesale or enterprise fixed and wireless networks (i.e. broadband – such as FTTH or G.fast). A successful entry will demonstrate how network innovations are delivering new levels of service quality for customers; generating new revenue streams or business models; or disrupting competitive markets. Ideal entrants would be from ISPs, cable operators, fiber providers, MNO or network solutions vendors.

BEST SMS PLATFORM PROVIDER
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This award will distinguish a service provider for the launch of an innovative SMS software platform solution. Prize will be awarded to any Mobile Operator, SMS Aggregator or Telco software solution provider which managed to launch a software solution addressing the complex needs of SMS market entrants. Jury will evaluate the measurable benefit for customers including completeness of E2E business process, security, modular flexibility and level of business neutrality. Chosen Provider will embody a high level of technology and market expertise reflected in an intuitive state of the art solution which effectively enables new market entrants to launch secure SMS business.

BEST SUBSEA CABLE OPERATOR
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The subsea cable sector has seen a remarkable resurgence of strategic activity and capital infusion over the last couple of years, with significant new strategic participants and pronounced new organic demand from converging industry bandwidth consumers and web-centric. We recognize the most innovative subsea project and most successful initiative from an operator that has significantly improved the performance or coverage of a network in a region.

BEST VOICE SERVICE INNOVATION
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Ever decreasing margins in voice are the catalyst for the innovation in the services used to deliver them. These services must bring to the forefront an integrated approach to optimizing carrier costs and routes, while increasing quality of service, volumes, margins, and operational efficiency. This award will recognize a service provider that provides the most powerful, flexible, and innovative cloud based carrier-grade wholesale management service. The Jury will evaluate benefits for carriers in criteria including improving efficiency, increasing margins & volumes, and modular flexibility – routing, billing, service assurance, business & technical analytics, and dispute management.

UNIFIED COMMUNICATION ONLINE
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CC CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AWARD
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TELECOMMUNICATION WOMAN OF THE YEAR
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A leader who is passionate about the wholesale industry and is a representative to the broader business community. A woman who has made significant contributions to her organization’s success and the industry through her impressive knowledge and accomplishments or her expertise in bringing new products or businesses to fruition. Or, an admired mentor with a history of supporting other women and being actively engaged in developing people at all levels within her organization.  Someone who holds an executive-level position within the industry.

THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL & INFLUENTIAL WHOLESALE EXECUTIVE
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To recognize an executive who has come up with a strategy, idea or procedure in the industry that changes an existing situation or activity in a significant way. A leader who went beyond and possibly changed the ‘game’ in an inspirational way.

THE FUNKIEST OPERATOR IN THE COMMUNITY
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As operators seek to differentiate themselves by increasingly varied means; this category recognizes operators who have innovatively & creatively introduced their company, strategy and/or new services etc. in an exiting way over the last year.

BEST DATA CENTER SERVICE PROVIDER
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This award will go to the Data Center Service Provider with a unique product, initiative that demonstrates the most effective and/or new (refreshing) service or solution and can illustrate the business benefits that came from it.

BEST IPX SERVICE PROVIDER
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This award recognizes excellence in the field of the IPX Services provisioning and successful implementation. Being the Best-of-the-Best!

BEST VOLTE SERVICE PROVIDER
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This award recognizes the best VOLTE Service Provider, which will aid development of the core to support LTE networks & services that will be deployed over them. Companies should be able to demonstrate/showcase user case study where the solution has been used and share details of why & how it’s been successful.

BEST WAN SOLUTION PROVIDER
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This award is open to companies capable of demonstrating successful use cases of WAN and be able to share the details of facilitating this deployment in the past 12 months. Companies should have devised a best – practice use case of the solution to make it successful.

BEST INNOVATIVE APPLICATION PROVIDER
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This award is open to companies capable of demonstrating successful use cases of innovating technology/ application and be able to share the details of facilitating this deployment in the past 12 months. Companies should have devised an innovative use case of the solution to make it successful.

BEST INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE PROVIDER
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This award is open to companies capable of demonstrating successful use cases of innovative software and be able to share the details of facilitating this deployment in the past 12 months. Companies should have devised an innovative use case of the solution to make it successful.

BEST SECURITY SOLUTION PROVIDER
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Security frailties have repeatedly made headlines over the past 12 months, as such this category will award excellence cyber threats mitigation for to telecoms operators. Entries will demonstrate excellence in fields such as SS7 security, protection against fraudulent activity, DDoS mitigation, data protection, cloud security and everything in between. Judges will be looking to understand the threats prevented, the impact to business and the technologies utilized to defend networks.

BEST OTT PROJECT OF THE YEAR
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This award will go to the most unique, innovative, changing and/or refreshing OTT Project of the last 12 month’s.

BEST SDN/NFN OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award recognizes the best SDN/NFN (Service) Provider, which will aid development of the core to support SDN/NFN networks & services as a whole. Companies should be able to demonstrate/showcase user case study where the solution has been used and share details of why & how it’s been successful.

BEST INTERNET EXCHANGE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This category recognizes the IX-operators who have innovatively & creatively introduced their company, strategy and/or new services etc. Differentiation is the key word for the Judges.

Middle East REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award will recognize a successful initiative to improve access to communications in the region. This is the definitive prize for operator entrants. Operator of the Year will be awarded to any wholesale organization, service provider, including MNOs, ISPs and MVNOs, which has demonstrated groundbreaking strides in the industry over the last year. Judges will consider a broad array of criteria, including but not limited to customer and revenue growth, market disrupting innovations, initiatives for the betterment of the telecommunications industry, first-to-market technology implementations, industry collaboration efforts and any initiative, which has been truly one-of-a-kind.

Asia REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award will recognize a successful initiative to improve access to communications in the region. This is the definitive prize for operator entrants. Operator of the Year will be awarded to any wholesale organization, service provider, including MNOs, ISPs and MVNOs, which has demonstrated groundbreaking strides in the industry over the last year. Judges will consider a broad array of criteria, including but not limited to customer and revenue growth, market disrupting innovations, initiatives for the betterment of the telecommunications industry, first-to-market technology implementations, industry collaboration efforts and any initiative, which has been truly one-of-a-kind.

Central Eastern European REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award will recognize a successful initiative to improve access to communications in the region. This is the definitive prize for operator entrants. Operator of the Year will be awarded to any wholesale organization, service provider, including MNOs, ISPs and MVNOs, which has demonstrated groundbreaking strides in the industry over the last year. Judges will consider a broad array of criteria, including but not limited to customer and revenue growth, market disrupting innovations, initiatives for the betterment of the telecommunications industry, first-to-market technology implementations, industry collaboration efforts and any initiative, which has been truly one-of-a-kind.

Africa REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award will recognize a successful initiative to improve access to communications in the region. This is the definitive prize for operator entrants. Operator of the Year will be awarded to any wholesale organization, service provider, including MNOs, ISPs and MVNOs, which has demonstrated groundbreaking strides in the industry over the last year. Judges will consider a broad array of criteria, including but not limited to customer and revenue growth, market disrupting innovations, initiatives for the betterment of the telecommunications industry, first-to-market technology implementations, industry collaboration efforts and any initiative, which has been truly one-of-a-kind.

LATAM REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award will recognize a successful initiative to improve access to communications in the region. This is the definitive prize for operator entrants. Operator of the Year will be awarded to any wholesale organization, service provider, including MNOs, ISPs and MVNOs, which has demonstrated groundbreaking strides in the industry over the last year. Judges will consider a broad array of criteria, including but not limited to customer and revenue growth, market disrupting innovations, initiatives for the betterment of the telecommunications industry, first-to-market technology implementations, industry collaboration efforts and any initiative, which has been truly one-of-a-kind.

North America REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR
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This award will recognize a successful initiative to improve access to communications in the region. This is the definitive prize for operator entrants. Operator of the Year will be awarded to any wholesale organization, service provider, including MNOs, ISPs and MVNOs, which has demonstrated groundbreaking strides in the industry over the last year. Judges will consider a broad array of criteria, including but not limited to customer and revenue growth, market disrupting innovations, initiatives for the betterment of the telecommunications industry, first-to-market technology implementations, industry collaboration efforts and any initiative, which has been truly one-of-a-kind.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  1. The entry form must be completed online at the Carrier Community Award Portal. Only fully completed online submission must be sent by 27th April 2018 and be accompanied by a jpeg logo, high-resolution print format logo (preferably eps) and the supportive material.
  2. All entrant companies have the opportunity to purchase seats at the CC-Global Awards during the CEE 2018 GCCM in Berlin. For further information on table costs please contact: [email protected]
  3. Supporting evidence or documents must be included within the entry form (such as pictures, graphs). Please ensure any supporting evidence is relevant.
  4. It is essential that we can contact you easily with questions regarding your entry, or judging inquiries and requests for further information. Therefore, please provide us with an awards liaison representative who can take these inquiries. You must provide their full contact details on the entry form.
  5. Up to 5 companies will be shortlisted in each category and the shortlists will be published by the end of May 2018. The winners will be announced during the  CC-Global Awards event at CEE 2018 GCCM in Berlin.
  6. Shortlisted companies profile and logo will be included in all event relevant publications and mail shots and must purchase a minimum of 2 seats at EUR 350 + VAT per seat to represent them at the Awards Ceremony to potentially collect their Award. Entrants unable to commit to attendance at the Awards Ceremony will not be included in the Final Shortlist.
  7. The Winners will be announced during the CC-Global Awards event. Winners will receive:
    a) Global recognition of achievements among the telecom wholesale operators
    b) Winner’s Trophy
    c) Certificate presented at the event
    d) Picture taken at the ceremony
    e) Full detailed publication on the GCCM event portal, magazine, mailshots.
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