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MEF Announces Winners of 2018 Awards PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 08 November 2018 07:34


MEF 2018 awards recognized 21 companies for service, application, technology, and professional excellence and innovation. Winners were recognized during the MEF Awards Gala Dinner at MEF18 this week in Los Angeles, California. Of course, Telecom Review was there as the Global Telecom sponsor so we wanted to let our readers know the final results.

“MEF received countless submissions this year from innovative companies showcasing transformative services and technologies,” said Nan Chen, President, MEF. “We are thrilled to see all of the excellent work from dozens of companies and thought leaders who are helping accelerate the industry transition to assured services orchestrated across automated networks. We are pleased to congratulate this year’s award winners.”

Service Provider and Enterprise Application Award Winners

Network & Service Innovation:

  • Global – AT&T
  • APAC – PLDT
  • Europe – Colt
  • North America – AT&T

Retail Service Provider of the Year:

  • Global – Verizon
  • APAC – PLDT
  • Europe – Colt
  • North America – CenturyLink & Spectrum Enterprise (tie)

Wholesale Service Provider of the Year:

  • Global – PCCW Global
  • APAC – Tata Communications
  • Europe – Colt
  • North America – CenturyLink

Africa Service Provider of the Year – Liquid Telecom

CALA Service Provider of the Year – Ufinet

Special Awards

  • Best SD-WAN Managed Service, Network-Based – AT&T
  • Best SD-WAN Managed Service, OTT – AT&T
  • LSO Leadership – CenturyLink
  • Best Marketing – Verizon

Enterprise Application of the Year

  • Education – Colt
  • Financial – Tata Communications
  • Health – Spectrum Enterprise
  • Government – Spectrum Enterprise
  • Hospitality – Comcast Business
  • Media – CenturyLink
  • Retail – Tata Communications
  • Sports & Entertainment – Colt

Technology Solutions Award Winners

  • Technology Provider of the Year – Ciena
  • Carrier Ethernet & IP – Nokia
  • LSO Leadership – Ciena
  • NFV – RAD
  • Optical – Ciena
  • SD-WAN – Nuage
  • Service Analytics – Accedian
  • Service Assurance – Ciena & EXFO (tie)
  • Service Automation – Amdocs & NEC/Netcracker (tie)
  • Multi-Vendor Solution – Infinera and NEC/Netcracker

Professional Award Winners

  • Industry Executive of the Year – Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global
  • MEF Distinguished Fellow – Jack Pugaczewski, Distinguished Architect, CenturyLink
  • Accredited Training Partner of the Year – Carrier Ethernet Academy