CC - Global Awards 2017 - Carrier Community


GLOBAL CC AWARDS event is the official recognition of innovative achievements among the telecom wholesale operators regionally and globally. The awards independently judged by a panel of telecoms analysts and industry experts, where all submissions were reviewed and assessed by the jury.

The GLOBAL CC AWARDS were presented at the Central and Eastern Europe “CEE” 2017 GCCM on 20th June 2017 at BESL Meistersaal Berlin.

Erik Van Stokkom
CEO at VS Consulting
Based in Switzerland, VSC provides strategic advisory services in M&A, Business Development & Media for the telecommunication industry. Over the last 20 years, Erik developed extensive expertise and deep domain knowledge working at major telecom companies. His international career includes senior & executive level positions. Over the years, Erik has been a regular speaker & moderator at major international telecom conferences.
Andreas Hipp
CEO at Cataleya
Andreas was the Founder and Group CEO of Epsilon Global Communications, which includes Epsilon service provider and Cataleya technology businesses. He is now continuing to supporting the industry’s evolution through his start-up and investment facilitator (Incipio) and his position on the board of Cirrus Core Networks. During his 18 years in the global telecoms community he has contributed to the evolution of the international markets and technologies, creating innovative businesses, and disruptive business models.
Isabelle Paradis
President and Founder at HOT TELECOM
Isabelle is President and Founder of HOT TELECOM, one of the most innovative and creative telecom research and consulting companies in the industry. HOT TELECOM has been supporting operators, regulators and investors on a global basis for over 14 years, more particularly on the subjects of International and wholesale. More recently, Isabelle has been working with many of the world's global wholesalers and service providers to help them define their transformation strategy. She has published a number of articles and reports on the subject and has spoken at numerous conferences to share her views on the future of the wholesale business. Isabelle holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering, an MBA in Finance and has over 20 years working globally.
Ilija Reymond
Founder and Managing Partner at mgi management group AG. Switzerland.
Mr. Raymond has over 20 years of experience in the international telecommunications industry. From 1997 to 2001, he has managed sales and marketing groups for several affiliates of Redcube. Prior to founding mgi, he held the position as a Director Marketing & Sales with Carrier1 International Carrier Services. Mr. Reymond studied Political Science at the University of Zurich. He is a citizen of Switzerland.
José A. García
Managing Director - Owner at GTC
Mr. José García is an expert in in wholesale voice and SMS messaging with over 18 years’ experience in the telecom industry. As former VP of Sales & Carrier Relations at tyntec, one of the largest A2P SMS service providers globally, José gained a deep industry expertise developing profitable SMS business across the globe. During his 10 years at Verizon he headed up a European team responsible for international voice services. Previously, he managed the operator department of mobile payments business in Central and Southern Europe for Netsize, a Gemalto company focussed on. José holds a Spanish citizenship, is based in Munich and studied Business Administration in Frankfurt.
David James
Practice leader, Wholesale Telecoms at Ovum
David James has over 25 years’ experience in the telecoms and IT industry. He leads Ovum’s team of analysts specializing in the wholesale telecoms market. He and his team research, analyze, report, forecast and advise clients on developments and strategies in the wholesale market across the globe. David is also interested in the effective application of telecommunications to improve customer service and business efficiency. David has been a member of Ovum’s wholesale research team since 2003 and has led the team since 2005. In this time, he has led research into the strategies of leading players in the wholesale market, devised forecast models for a variety of wholesale services, and undertaken studies on a variety of aspects of wholesale telecoms. These include wholesale customer segmentation and service portfolios, wholesale customer interaction strategies, and the implications of the rapid migration to all-IP network architectures. David has spoken at and chaired seminars, briefings, and conferences on a range of wholesale telecoms subjects around the world. Prior to joining the wholesale research team, David worked in Ovum’s Consultancy group on a variety of bespoke client projects. Before joining Ovum in 1999, David worked for Logica, Kingston-SCL, and Aspect Telecommunications. David has a Computing Science degree from Imperial College London and an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.
Christophe Justens
Founder at Naxto LLC
Christophe has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry and is recognized as an innovator with deep domain knowledge. As founder of Naxto LLC, he now advises companies in the telecommunications, mobile and payments industries on strategy, products and business development with a specific focus on telco and payment operators. Prior to his current role, Christophe was SVP for IDT, a leading global carrier, and worked and lived for them in Europe, the Middle East and the US. While at IDT, Christophe managed a functional carrier services P&L and was the driving force behind the strategy and innovation for Carrier Services into a platform for value transfer (airtime) and white label portfolio. At Belgacom, Christophe managed the strategic planning cycle, market screening, business planning and partnership strategy to drive new product development and make Belgacom the leader in Mobile Carrier Services. In his early career, Christophe was product manager and project manager for the seed business plan of one of Europe’s first broadband internet over cable deployments.
Global Operator of the year

Orange International Carriers

Best IOT Opportunity

Best Clouds' Innovative Operator


Best Connecting the unconnected Operator

Liquid Telecom

Customer Experience Excellence


Best Global Network


The Funkiest Operator


Best SMS Platform Provider


Best SUBSEA CABLE Operator


Regional Operator of The Year


Best Voice Service Innovation


Unified Communication provider

PCCW Global

GCCM Corporate Social Responsibility Award


  1. The entry form must be completed online at the Carrier Community Award Portal. Only fully completed online submission must be sent by 30th April 2017 and be accompanied by a jpeg logo and a high-resolution print format logo (preferably eps).
  2. All entrant companies have the opportunity to purchase seats at the Global CC Awards during the CEE 2017 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 2017. The winners will be announced during the Global CC Awards event at CEE 2017 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 $250 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 Global CC 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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