Telecom Review continued its dedication & commitment to the ICT industry and exceeded all expectations with holding the best and largest high level executives of ICT gathering. These awards recognize industry leaders for their efficiency and hard work in 2016, and are a special way for Telecom Review to help celebrate the winner’s success.

This year there were 167 nominations for the Telecom Review Excellence Awards. We want to thank all of the judges who worked tirelessly on reviewing and judging the nominees.

Winners were chosen based on recognized and demonstrated capabilities in their specific sector by an independent panel of 15 experienced industry veterans.

“This year’s award winners represent the absolute best in our industry and we are very proud to honor these winners with such a distinguished award,” said Toni Eid, CEO of Trace Media International.

Etisalat, winners of the ‘Best Middle Eastern Operator’ currently has operations in 17 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, providing 162m customers with high quality services and is the largest operator in the Middle East, by market cap. 4G services are already available in 11 of the countries where it operates, enabling 790 million people potential access to its latest network services, while in 2016 Etisalat was the first in the region to run live trials of the next gen 5G network. Investment in an advanced network infrastructure has enabled the UAE to remain a global leader in fiber optic connectivity.

Commenting on the gathering of Industry Leaders, Jeff Seal, Managing Partner of Telecom Review North America noted: “Once again Telecom Review has brought together the leaders of the ICT/telecom industry.”

About Telecom REVIEW

Telecom Review is a leading publisher of English, Arabic and French magazines that cover a broad spectrum of issues that interest the modern and educated reader. Building on the expertise and skills of its management team, reporters, contributors and media professionals, Telecom Review strives to provide its readers with quality reporting through research, analysis and insightful articles rich in content and style.

PCCW Global took home two Global Carrier Awards at Capacity Europe 2015. It received Best North American Project for its work in delivering HD and SuperHD 8-K video feeds around the world and Best Voice Service Innovation for its regional breakout service in Africa. Overall the awards recognize PCCW Global's leadership in IPX, network security, mobile solutions and wholesale services.

The Global Carrier Awards, organized by Capacity Media, celebrate innovation, excellence and vision in the wholesale telecoms market. The awards entries are scored independently by a panel of judges, comprising Capacity's senior editorial team, leading analysts and market watchers. The judging panel was carefully selected to cover a wide range of market areas and regions.

PCCW Global also won the Best Cost Efficiency Solution Award at the 8th annual AfricaCom Awards held in Cape Town, South Africa on November 18. PCCW Global was recognized for its work in deploying a meshed network topology and optimizing voice routing to keep African roaming traffic in Africa.

At PCCW Global, we constantly seek to upgrade our Ethernet Service standards and our ability to support the very latest cloud, voice, data and video applications and this was recognized at the MEF Excellence Awards which took place in Dallas, USA on November 17, where PCCW Global was awarded with the Best Wholesale Service Provider of the Year - Global.

At the World Communications Awards, PCCW Global won the Innovation Award: Operator in London on December 1. The award recognized PCCW Global's highly innovative approach to network security as epitomized by its global Threat Management Service. PCCW Global uses Big Data and machine learning to protect network infrastructure worldwide.

At the Telecom Review Excellence Awards, PCCW Global won Best Asian Wholesale Operator, Best African Wholesale Operator and Best Submarine Cable Operator.

Telecom Review continued its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry, and exceeded all attendance expectations this year, holding the best and largest gathering of high level ICT executives from around the world.

During 2015, PCCW Global has received awards and global recognition at the InfoComm Awards, Frost & Sullivan Awards, Global Telecom Business Innovation Awards, and Telecoms World Awards Middle East.

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