Network Transformation Awards - The Shortlist #layer123




The scores are in and we would like to announce our 2018 Network Transformation Awards (NetTAs) Shortlist!

The second edition of the Network Transformation Awards RECOGNISE achievement in advancing the industry to the next generation of networks. Join us to CELEBRATE innovation and excellence in delivering the next generation of products and services founded on SDN and NFV. Winners will INSPIRE determination, progress and future collaboration between executives, leaders and activists.

Layer123 manages an open and transparent process, so that Awards are made with the highest credibility and integrity. Winners can be confident to receive an authentic Award, that highlights their leadership and achievement, and gives credit to themselves and their company.

The awards are judged independently by a panel of leading analysts invited from SDN NFV Congress Analyst Partners. Layer123 would like to thank all that submitted nominations and also thanks to our panel of judges for their time and their support.


Who do you think will be winning an award this year? Watch this space...

2018 NetTAs Shortlist

Cloud & Carrier Service

Best NaaS Platform

  • China Telecom Guangdong – Cloud-Network Convergence
  • Colt Technology Services – Colt On Demand
  • Netcracker Technology – NEC/Netcracker Cloud NaaS


Best SD-WAN and Enterprise Service

  • Colt Technology Services – Colt SD-WAN
  • VeloCloud by VMWare – Vmware Velocloud NSX SD-WAN by VeloCloud
  • Verizon – Verizon's Virtual Network Services (VNS)


Best Service for Developing World

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd - Huawei & HKT “Mobile CloudVPN” service on telco cloud and hybrid network
  • ZTE Corporation - vIMS Multi-Tenancy Service for 5 OpCos of Telefonica in Latin America

Ecosystem & Partnership

Best Ecosystem Program

  • Amdocs - Amdocs Open Network Partner Program
  • Intel – Intel ® Network Developer Zone (IDZ) Community Evangelism
  • VMware – Vmware Ready for Network Functions Virtualization

Best Network Development Product/Best Network Transformation Project 

  • CableLabs – Contribution of CableLabs SDN-NFV Software Stack to Open Source
  • Netcracker Technology – Netcracker Full Stack Solution

Individual Achievement

Individual to Network Transformation

  • Aykut Demirkol, Turkcell
  • Marcus Hacke, ngena GmbH
  • Prayson Pate, ADVA Optical Networking 

Innovation & Technology

Best AI/ML Application

  • Aricent – NetAnticipate
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Huawei IDN Solution
  • ZTE – ZTE Global Assurance product for virtualized network operation


Best Network Edge

  • AT&T Labs – Edgility: Serverless Edge
  • Telefónica – OnLife Networks: An Edge Computing Solution for Central Offices
  • ZTE Corporation – China Mobile & ZTE’s C/U Separated Carrier-grade vBRAS Solution


Best Start-Up Company

  • Lumina Networks
  • TiNC Works! – Successful implementation of TiNC Works! by Vancis and Enexis


Best Technology Innovation Program

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. - One Core For All-Huawei Cloud Core Solution
  • Metaswitch Networks – Metaswitch Composable Network Protocols
  • Verizon – Verizon Two-way Inter-Carrier SDN network orchestration

Marketing Excellence

Best Marketing Campaign 

  • China Mobile Zhejiang – China Mobile Zhejiang’s NFV Campaign
  • NetNumber – Private LTE Networks

Product & Solution

Best New Automation & Management

  • Cloudify - Telco Cloud Transformation
  • Huawei Technology Co., Ltd – Network Cloud Engine
  • ZTE & velcom – ZTE CloudStudio automation solution with velcom


Best New Cloud Infrastructure

  • Colt Technology Services – Dedicated Cloud Access (DCA)
  • ECI Telecom – Muse Modular, Cloud Native Software Suite
  • Huawei Technology Co., Ltd – Intent-Driven Networking for CloudFabric Cloud Data Center Network Solution
  • ZTE Corporation – ZTE 5G Distributed Cloud Solution


Best New Cloud-Native VNF

  • Nokia - Nokia Cloud Signaling Director
  • RADCOM – Network Intelligence
  • ZTE – ZTE Convergent Common Core for 2G/3G/4G/5G/Fixed network


Best New Cloud-Optical Solutions

  • Colt Technology Services - Colt’s Dedicated Cloud Access (DCA) service
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Huawei CloudOptiX|TSDN High-quality Private Line Solution
  • ZTE Corporation – IP + Optical vPIPE Solution


Best New Edge & Access Solution

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Huawei Innovative CloudCO Solution
  • Radisys – Radisys’ MobilityEngine 5G RAN Platform
  • ZTE Corporation – ZTE CO Re-architecting Solution - the Optimal Edge Access Scheme


Best New NFVi Platform

  • Enea – Enea NFV Access
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Huawei FusionCloud NFVI Solution
  • ZTE - ZTE's Tulip Elastic Cloud System (TECS)

Best New Open Source Product

  • Amdocs - Amdocs NFV powered by ONAP
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Huawei FusionInsight Solution
  • ZTE – ZTE TECS CloveStorage

Best New Orchestration & Control

  • Ciena – Adaptive, Closed-Loop Network Automation with Ciena's Blue Planet
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Huawei CloudBackbone Solution
  • Netcracker Technology – NEC/Netcracker Hybrid Operations Management


Best New Security Solution

  • ADVA Optical Networking – ConnectGuard Cloud
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Huawei SPS Solution
  • NoviFlow Inc – CyberMapper Threat Intelligence Gateway


Best New Product (unclassified)

  • Accedian – Accedian: SkyLIGHT PVX (NPM/APM)
  • Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. – Huawei 5G MEC
  • netElastic – Virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG)
  • ZTE Corporation – CloudStudio VNFM

Vertical Application 

Best Vertical Application

  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – 5G Smart Grid Network Slicing
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. – Unified Policy Control Function
  • SK Telecom – Perfect 5G Autonomous Driving