On the evening of December 10, and as a wrap up to the 13th edition of Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit 2019, Telecom Review organized the 8th edition of its Excellence Awards ceremony where every year, industry leaders are recognized for what they have accomplished during the year.

After receiving the high number of nominations, a jury of ICT veterans chose the winners of this year’s Telecom Review Excellence Awards and decided to honor some of the industry’s most influential players by offering them the Telecom Review Merit Leaders’ Award.

Here are this year’s winners:

Excellence Awards

  • Best Global Carrier: PCCW Global
  • Best VAS Provider: MTN GlobalConnect
  • Best Smart City Platform: PCCW Global
  • Best Digital BSS Provider: Matrixx
  • Best Customer Service Provider (operator): Tata Communication
  • Best Carrier Enterprise Service: Mavenir
  • Best North American Wholesale operator: Verizon
  • Best Cloud Provider: STC
  • Most Innovative Product/Solution (operator): Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
  • Most Innovative Product/Solution: Evoteq
  • Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence Product/Solution: B-Yond
  • Best Satellite Operator: SES
  • Best Middle Eastern Wholesale Operator: Etisalat
  • Best African Wholesale Operator: MTN GlobalConnect
  • Best Asian Wholesale Operator: China Mobile
  • Best Middle Eastern Operator: Etisalat
  • Best African Operator: Etisalat Misr
  • Best Industry Vendor: Huawei
  • Best 5G Innovation (vendor): Huawei
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative: Alfa
  • Best Telecom Brand: Etisalat
  • Best Infrastructure Deployment – 5G: Zain KSA
  • Best Industry Employer: Nokia


Merit Leaders’ Awards

  • Industry CEO of the Year – Vendors: Charles Yang, President, Huawei Middle East
  • Industry CEO of the Year – Operators: Eng. Nasser Suleiman Al Nasser, CEO, STC
  • Industry CEO of the Year – Infrastructure Provider: Ahmed Mekky, CEO, Fiber Misr
  • Merit Leaders’ Award for Non-Profit Organization: Dr. Hamed Salim Al Rawahi- Executive President, TRA Oman
  • Merit Leaders’ Award for Lifetime Achievement: Osman Sultan, CEO, du
  • Best Project Achievement: Johannes Hummer, Regional Head of the Middle East, Vodafone Partner Markets
  • CEO of the Year – Best Mobile Service Brand: Karim Benkirane, Managing Director, Virgin Mobile UAE
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