CC – Global Awards 2021

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Carrier Community, an exclusive global industry-media, branding, and networking platform for wholesale telecom service providers and eco system partners successfully hosted its 5th annual CC-GLOBAL AWARDS Ceremony. More than 250+ guests attended the exclusive hybrid event physically in Berlin at Marriott Hotel and virtually via the CC-Webinar.live platform with 37 winning companies celebrating their achievements.

The CC-Global Awards (CCGA) recognized innovations and achievements among telecom wholesale operators and ecosystem partners around the globe and were independently judged by a panel of 9 telecoms analysts and experts from the industry.

CC-Global Awards (CCGA) 2021 Winners:

THE BEST ‘CLOUD’ INNOVATIVE OPERATOR China Unicom Global
BEST VOICE/DATA SERVICE INNOVATION Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
BEST INNOVATIVE VALUE ADDED SERVICE PROVIDER Telin
BEST SECURITY SOLUTION PROVIDER iBASIS
BEST INNOVATIVE APPLICATION PROVIDER HORISEN
BEST INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE PROVIDER Panamax, Inc.
BEST MVNO REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR LANCK Telecom
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST FINTECH AWARD VYZYO
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE EXCELLENCE Tata Communications
BEST INNOVATIVE ACQUISITION OF THE YEAR Expereo
BEST DIGITAL ADVERTISING OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Sparkle
BEST MOBILITY INNOVATIVE PROVIDER DCConnect Global Ltd
BEST IoT SOLUTION PROVIDER China Mobile International Limited
BEST INNOVATIVE MVNO OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Gamma
BEST PROJECT OF THE YEAR: SUBSEA NETWORKS Seaborn
BEST MOBILE SERVICE INNOVATOR  Orange
BEST SYSTEM INTEGRATOR PROVIDER NewTelco GmbH
BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR ENTERPRISE MARKET China Telecom Global Limited
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: Best National Network provider  Exatel
BEST REGIONAL DATA CENTER OPERATOR Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC
BEST BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR DCConnect Global Ltd
BEST ‘CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED’ OPERATOR Orange International Carriers
BEST IOT OPPORTUNITY 1oT
BEST NEW MARKET ENTRANT GOIP Aula Ltd.
BEST OTT PROJECT OF THE YEAR HGC Global Communications
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: THE BEST TELECOM MARKET PLACE AWARD 2021 IMC
BEST DATA/CAPACITY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR China Telecom Global Limited
Euro-Asia REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Gamma
CIS REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR NewTelco GmbH
Middle East REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Omantel
Asia REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR China Unicom Global
LATAM REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Ufinet
North America REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR C3NTRO TELECOM
Central Eastern European REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier
Africa REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Orange
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST LATAM CARRIER PROJECTS OF THE YEAR GoldConnect
BEST IPX SERVICE PROVIDER Telefónica Global Solutions
TELECOMMUNICATION WOMAN OF THE YEAR Sparkle
THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL & INFLUENTIAL WHOLESALE EXECUTIVE PCCW Global
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST SMS FIREWALL PROVIDER Haud
THE FUNKIEST OPERATOR IN THE COMMUNITY IX TELECOM SDN BRD
BEST GLOBAL SMS PLATFORM PROVIDER – RETAIL SOLUTION HORISEN
BEST GLOBAL SMS SERVICE PROVIDER – WHOLESALE SOLUTION iBASIS
BEST REGIONAL SMS SERVICE PROVIDER Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST INNOVATIVE SMS PLATFORM Almuqeet Systems Pvt Ltd
BEST SMS PLATFORM PROVIDER – WHOLESALE SOLUTION HORISEN
BEST WAN SOLUTION PROVIDER Expereo
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST LATAM PARTNERSHIP PROJECT OF THE YEAR Ufinet
BEST GLOBAL NETWORK Orange International Carriers
GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST FASTRACK AWARD VYZYO
BEST SUBSEA CABLE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Telstra
BEST SUBSEA CONSORTIUM/ BEST SUBSEA INNOVATION AWARD GlobeNet
BEST MOBILE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR China Unicom Global
BEST GLOBAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

 

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CC - Global Awards 2021

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Erik Van Stokkom
Ambassador at CC & CCO at GTC
Biography
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.
Wida Schmidt
CEO at Carrier Community
Biography
Wida Schmidt has spent over 18 professional years in the telecommunications industry holding various management positions within the industry. She is a graduated MBA from Bradford University. Since 2008, she is co-Founder and CEO of the Carrier Community – a global branding and networking telco club for the wholesale service providers and telco eco partners.
Florence Sébastien
CEO at FSE CONSULTING
Biography
Based in Paris, France, Florence is the consummate New Business Development Professional and Relationship Broker with broad experience in the telecommunications industry. After completing her Masters Degree in International Trade (Paris II Pantheon Assas), she joined Telecom Italia (TI) and played a critical role in growing TI's market share. After a decade at TI, she founded FSE Consulting in 2009 to help companies position themselves strategically to establish and grow impactful business relationships. Florence is adept at assessing risks and benefits as companies pursue global telecom opportunities.
Sophie Terrisse
Executive Chairman at 26FIVE
Biography
Sophie is the Executive Chairman of 26FIVE, a global consulting firm and innovation labs specialized in brand and growth management. The firm works with F1000, VCs and PEs across offices in New York, Mumbai, and Singapore, and has been behind the reinvention of numerous tech brands, resulting in billion dollars in growth and increased brand valuation. Partners and missions include Accenture, Atos, Equinix, iBASIS, Medidata, Microsoft, PDG, PTC, Tata Communications, Vodafone, and VEON. She is a global Ambassador for Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) and serves on several non-profit boards. Named Top 15 CEO and Top 10 firm by PR News and PR Week, she was a 2019 Global Women in Tech nominee for Outstanding Achievement as a Disruptor. Sophie is featured on CNBC, MSNBC, BNN and published in Time Magazine, USA Today, AdWeek, PR Week and Luxury Daily, covering trends in innovation, M&A, digital disruption, and consumer behavior. She holds a BA in Economics and a Law Degree from La Sorbonne, Paris. 
Septika N. Widyasrini
Director - Owner at Elskov Company
Biography
Over the last 20 years, Septika developed expertise, knowlegde and network through her experience working at telecommunication companies. Her international career includes postings as senior and executive level positions.  She is continuing to provide strategic advisory service and support the Regional industry development by helping startups in navigating go-to-market strategy and facilitating investors.
Saurabh Verma
Director, ICT at Regional Head – ICT, Middle East Practice
Biography
Saurabh brings with him over fifteen years of experience in strategic consulting and advisory to ICT service providers, and CxOs across private and public sector enterprises. He is the leader for Frost & Sullivan’s ICT practice for the Middle East Region. His forte lies in strategy consulting around go-to-market, business models, business planning, M&A/JV opportunities, and IT sourcing advisory for CIOs. Recent advisory services engagements have mostly focused on cloud and datacenter strategies, undersea cables, business case development, 5G use cases, feasibility assessments, and contact centers. Over the years, Saurabh has been frequently quoted in media on major market developments, and has been regularly featured in leading telecom magazines with his thought leadership pieces on 5G and its use cases.
José A. García
Managing Director - Owner at GTC
Biography
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.
Arun Dehiri
Managing Director at Red Dawn Consulting
Biography
Arun Dehiri is Red Dawn’s founder and Managing Director. He is a pioneering management consultant with 23 years of experience in media, telecoms, finance & management. Arun has spent 17 years in leading professional service firms including PWC, TMNG & Analysys Mason, grounded with 6 years of industry roles within BSkyB and Orange. Arun originally founded a boutique consultancy in 2004, which was acquired by Analysys Mason where on the Executive Board, led its Telecoms Sector and was the Sales Director. Arun leads strategy development and delivery teams for blue-chip brands and early growth companies across the globe addressing strategic & operational requirements. Most comfortable at the white board, Arun inspires clients to realise corporate visions and personal aspirations by delivering his thought leadership in a clear, concise and considered manner. He has developed strong C-level relationships and a trusted team of high performing consultants with both sales & operational capabilities.He has an exceptional approach to identify opportunities through market insights, listening to clients needs, and rapidly translating these into a solution framework. He is regular conference speaker and an expert in convergence, pricing, proposition innovation, mobile virtual network operators (MVNO), sales optimisation, mobile applications, enterprise solutions, mobile banking, financial and organisational transformation,IT & networking and KPI optimisation. Arun has developed a rich toolkit of robust analytical and strategic programme methodologies.
Miguel Lopes
Director of Product Management at Syniverse
Biography
Miguel started in 1999 as a developer and in 2002 he co-founded an MSP in West Africa. In 2007 he also co-founded what would be the first Wi-Fi ISP in Cape Verde. Five years later, Miguel accepted the invitation from Ezelink Telecom in Dubai, to revolutionize the company strategy in the Intelligent Hotspot, IoT and Smart City solutions as Director of Technology. Afterwards, since 2015, Miguel has been working in Silicon Valley and been involved in several projects to help Service Providers monetize their voice business. Currently, he is Director of Product Management at Syniverse
AWARDS WINNERS
THE BEST ‘CLOUD’ INNOVATIVE OPERATOR

China Unicom Global

BEST VOICE/DATA SERVICE INNOVATION

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

BEST INNOVATIVE VALUE ADDED SERVICE PROVIDER

Telin

BEST SECURITY SOLUTION PROVIDER

iBASIS

BEST INNOVATIVE APPLICATION PROVIDER

HORISEN

BEST INNOVATIVE SOFTWARE PROVIDER

Panamax, Inc.

BEST MVNO REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

LANCK Telecom

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST FINTECH AWARD

VYZYO

CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE EXCELLENCE

Tata Communications

BEST INNOVATIVE ACQUISITION OF THE YEAR

Expereo

BEST DIGITAL ADVERTISING OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Sparkle

BEST MOBILITY INNOVATIVE PROVIDER

DCConnect Global Ltd

BEST IoT SOLUTION PROVIDER

China Mobile International Limited

BEST INNOVATIVE MVNO OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Gamma

BEST PROJECT OF THE YEAR: SUBSEA NETWORKS

Seaborn

BEST MOBILE SERVICE INNOVATOR

Orange

BEST SYSTEM INTEGRATOR PROVIDER

NewTelco GmbH

BEST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR ENTERPRISE MARKET

China Telecom Global Limited

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: Best National Network provider

Exatel

BEST REGIONAL DATA CENTER OPERATOR

Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC

BEST BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

DCConnect Global Ltd

BEST ‘CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED’ OPERATOR

Orange International Carriers

BEST IOT OPPORTUNITY

1oT

BEST NEW MARKET ENTRANT

GOIP Aula Ltd.

BEST OTT PROJECT OF THE YEAR

HGC Global Communications

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: THE BEST TELECOM MARKET PLACE AWARD 2021

IMC

BEST DATA/CAPACITY PROVIDER OF THE YEAR

China Telecom Global Limited

Euro-Asia REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Gamma

CIS REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

NewTelco GmbH

Middle East REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Omantel

Asia REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

China Unicom Global

LATAM REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Ufinet

North America REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

C3NTRO TELECOM

Central Eastern European REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

Africa REGIONAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Orange

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST LATAM CARRIER PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

GoldConnect

BEST IPX SERVICE PROVIDER

Telefónica Global Solutions

TELECOMMUNICATION WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Sparkle

THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL & INFLUENTIAL WHOLESALE EXECUTIVE

PCCW Global

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST SMS FIREWALL PROVIDER

Haud

THE FUNKIEST OPERATOR IN THE COMMUNITY

IX TELECOM SDN BRD

BEST GLOBAL SMS PLATFORM PROVIDER - RETAIL SOLUTION

HORISEN

BEST GLOBAL SMS SERVICE PROVIDER - WHOLESALE SOLUTION

iBASIS

BEST REGIONAL SMS SERVICE PROVIDER

Emirates Telecommunication Group Company PJSC

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST INNOVATIVE SMS PLATFORM

Almuqeet Systems Pvt Ltd

BEST SMS PLATFORM PROVIDER - WHOLESALE SOLUTION

HORISEN

BEST WAN SOLUTION PROVIDER

Expereo

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST LATAM PARTNERSHIP PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Ufinet

BEST GLOBAL NETWORK

Orange International Carriers

GCCM RECOGNITION AWARD: BEST FASTRACK AWARD

VYZYO

BEST SUBSEA CABLE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Telstra

BEST SUBSEA CONSORTIUM/ BEST SUBSEA INNOVATION AWARD

GlobeNet

BEST MOBILE OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

China Unicom Global

BEST GLOBAL OPERATOR OF THE YEAR

Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. The entry form must be completed online at the Carrier Community Award Portal. The number of submissions is limited to 10 categories per company. Fully completed online submissions must be sent in by the 28 February, 2021 and accompanied by a jpeg logo, high-resolution print format logo (preferably eps) and supportive materials.
  2. Supporting evidence or documents must be included on entry forms (such as pictures and graphs). Please ensure any supporting evidence is relevant.
  3. 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 make these inquiries. You must provide their full contact details on the entry form.
  4. We reserve the right to re-allocate any entry, which in our opinion, has been incorrectly categorised.
  5. Jury members applying will be rejected from judging any categories and disqualified.
  6. Up to 5 companies will be shortlisted in each category and the shortlists will be published by the middle of April, 2021. The winners will be announced during the Carrier Community Global Awards Ceremony at CEE 2021 GCCM in Berlin.
  7. Shortlisted companies can only purchase seats in the on-site Premium Lounge or Hybrid option (see point 9.). A minimum purchase of two seats (EUR 490 + VAT per seat) is required to represent a Shortlisted Company at the Awards Ceremony and to potentially collect an Award. Entrants unable attend the Awards Ceremony will not be included in the final shortlist.
  8. All non-shortlisted companies and CEE GCCM and SMS Messaging Summit-registered delegates have access to the Carrier Community Global Awards Ceremony and basic lounge only. Allocated seating or standing slots are subject to early RSVP responses and will include a drink). Places are limited and are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  9. Carrier Community (CC) can help shortlisted members with travel restrictions and policies. Please contact our team if you would like to discuss alternative terms and options on joining the Carrier Community Global Awards Ceremony.

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