London, 17 October 2012 - A host of industry leaders from around the globe have tonight been recognised among their peers as the best in their field at the Broadband InfoVision Awards ceremony. The InfoVision awards, which took place as part of the Broadband World Forum, are designed to acknowledge outstanding technologies and services and celebrate excellence across the entire broadband industry. This year Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Ericsson and the Broadband Forum have been counted amongst the winners at the prestigious gala dinner.
Gavin Whitechurch, Executive Director at Informa Telecoms & Media, says: "The awards showcase the very best of the companies and individuals in the industry today, and recognises their accomplishments among the biggest and most influential players in the broadband space. This year with the introduction of new categories and a record-breaking number of entries, the winners that have been announced here tonight can truly celebrate the hard-work, creativity and dedication that ensures the market continues to evolve."
This year saw the launch of several new categories which attracted an unprecedented number of entries from key operators and vendors within today's evolving market. Ericsson was awarded winner of the Best Broadband Cloud Award for its Mobile Cloud Accelerator, with the Broadband Forum winning the Outstanding Contribution to Broadband Success award for its TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol. This new category recognises the contributions of a body to the development of broadband and is significant as it marks the first time a forum has been acknowledged by the industry in this way.
Included in the winner line-up was ZTE and Wexnet which won the Best Broadband Partnership Award, Bouygues Telecom which won the Best Broadband Experience Award, Qualcomm Atheros which won the Best Broadband Enabler Award, and Alcatel-Lucent which won the Best Broadband Transport Award.
The full list of winners:
Best Broadband Partnership Award: ZTE and Wexnet
Best Broadband Opex Management: Orange
Broadband Home Award: Advanced Digital Broadcast S.A.
Best Broadband Cloud Award: Ericsson
Best Broadband Access Award - Wireless: Alcatel-Lucent
Best Broadband Access Award - Fixed: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Best Broadband Experience Award: Bouygues Telecom
Best Broadband Enabler Award: Qualcomm Atheros
Best Broadband Transport Award: Alcatel-Lucent
Outstanding Contribution to Broadband Success: The Broadband Forum
Broadband: Changing Lives Award: Superfast Cornwall - a Public/Private Partnership between Cornwall Development Company and BT
The Broadband World Forum is taking place at the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam (16-18 October 2012). The Broadband InfoVision Awards took place at the De Duif, Amsterdam (17th October). For more information about the Awards, please visit www.broadbandworldforum.com/awards/about-the-awards or call +44 (0) 20 7017 5506.
About Broadband World Forum
Broadband World Forum is the world's largest broadband event attracting thousands of decision-makers from across the globe. Now celebrating its 12th year, the event is the only place to meet the entire broadband industry in one place at one time. The programme will be delivered by over 300 visionary speakers and panellists with over 200 exhibitors showcasing ground-breaking broadband technologies, applications, solutions and services.
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About Informa Telecoms & Media
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