Telecom Review continued its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry and exceeded all expectations by hosting the best and largest high level executive ICT gathering at the Telecom Review Summit Excellence Awards ceremony. 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 and Editor-in-Chief of Telecom Review. Commenting on the gathering of Industry Leaders, Jeff Seal, Managing Partner of Telecom Review and Editor-in-Chief of Telecom Review North America noted: "Once again Telecom Review has brought together the leaders of the ICT/telecom industry."

2016 Telecom Review Summit Award Winners

  • Best OSS/BSS Provider: Telarix
  • Best VAS Provider: APTelecom
  • Best Customer Service Provider for Operators: NTT Communications
  • Best African Wholesale Operator: Airtel
  • Best Cloud Provider for Vendors: GENBAND
  • Best Innovation for Carriers: Mitel
  • Best Submarine Cable Operator: GBI
  • Best Satellite Operator: Thuraya
  • Best African Operator: Ooredoo Tunisia
  • Best North American Wholesale Service Operator: Bell Canada
  • Best Corporate Responsibility Initiative for Operators: Alfa
  • Best Smart City Initiative: du
  • Best Asian Wholesale Operator: PCCW Global
  • Best Cloud Provider for Operators: du
  • Best Operator for Enterprise Services: Mobily KSA
  • Best Chip Maker Developer: Qualcomm
  • Best Middle Eastern Operator: Etisalat
  • Best Industry Vendor: Nokia
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative for Vendors: Ericsson & Asiacell
  • Best Middle Eastern Wholesale Operator: Saudi Telecom Company
  • Best Telecom Brand: Zain
  • Best Vendor Innovation: Huawei
  • Telecom Leader of the Year: Operator: Marwan Hayek, CEO, Alfa
  • Telecom Leader of the Year: Non-Profit Organization: H.E. Yasser ElKady, Minister of Telecom, Arab Republic of Egypt