Karim Antonio Lesina

Vice President, International External Affairs


Paolo Pescatore

Director, Multiplay and Media

CCS Insight

Alan Hadden



Michael Howard

Senior Research Director, Carrier Networks

Infonetics Research

Ann Potterton


Institute of Telecommunications Professionals

Ben Verwaayen

General Partner

Keen Venture Partners

Joonas Merenheimo

Director and Partner


Phil Kendall

Executive Director

Strategy Analytics

Scott Bicheno

Editorial Director


Professor William Webb

CEO and President

Weightless SIG and IET

Recognising innovation, excellence and achievement in the global communications industry

For 2016 we are excited to announce a brand new name, "The Global Telecoms Awards” (formerly the Telecoms.com Awards), to reflect the increasingly international nature of the award submissions. Now entering its fourth year, the Global Telecoms Awards shine a spotlight on the industry’s most innovative companies and recognise excellence across the board.

We’ve also revamped this year’s categories to provide a full sweep of the telecoms landscape. There are also five additional categories to ensure everyone has the chance to enter and gain international recognition for their achievements.

The awards ceremony taking place on the banks of the River Thames in London this November, will celebrate excellence across the industry bringing together operators and suppliers from around the world. The industry’s finest will gather once again to recognise the hard work and achievements of the past 12 months.

So if you are an operator, or provide services to telecoms operators and have been involved with a successful campaign, product launch or strategy in the telecoms industry this year - then enter your organisation or nominate a partner for a Global Telecoms Award and share your success story!

Entry into the 2016 awards is now officially open.

Click here to enter the 2016 Global Telecoms Awards

All the information that you need to enter can be found within the category descriptions, as well as in our Entry Guide and Entry FAQ sections.

Key dates for the 2016 Awards are:

Deadline for entries: Monday 15th August, 2016
Shortlist announced: Early September, 2016
Awards evening: Wednesday, 2 November 2016 at the Tower Hotel in London.

Sponsorship packages:

Sponsorship packages include your logo across all Global Telecoms Awards promotions, as well as a table of 10. For sponsorship enquiries, please contact: tim.banham@knect365.com

For all general enquiries please email sophie.egan@knect365.com

Click here to see the full list of last year's winners

Huawei is very honored and proud to win such highly prestigious awards in recognition of our novel Data Center ‘overhead heat pipe refrigeration’ and SmartCare CEM solutions. We thank Informa Telecoms, as well as the industry analysts and judges for choosing us. Our Carrier customers worldwide can continue to count on Huawei’s support and collaboration in improving operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.  - Weibing, Director of Marketing, Global Technical Services, Huawei

Weibing, Director of Marketing, Global Technical Services, Huawei

"We would like to thank our industry peers who, as judges, recognised the work we have done in delivering a truly global OTT solution. Thanks also goes to the team behind Libon whose dedication has made the vision a reality." 

Dominic Lobo, Orange

We were truly honoured to receive this award. It's a huge testament to the entire team at Openwave Mobility and our focus on enabling operators to manage encrypted traffic. The fact that the award winners were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges, including industry analysts, validates the need for our solution in the market.

Chris Goswami, Openwave Mobility

Judging and Entry Enquiries

Tim Skinner Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5835

Marketing and General Enquiries

Sophie Egan Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5461

Sponsorship and Table Sale enquiries:

Tim Banham Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 5218