The winners of the 9th annual ITSPA Awards, sponsored by Magrathea, have been announced today. The Awards, which celebrate innovation and best practice across the next generations industry, were held at the Tower of London. The awards were presented across nine categories, reflecting the range and scope of the VoIP and Unified Communications industry, and for the first time a Best ITSP Reseller Award was included. The winners, highly commended entrants and finalists are listed below.
Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): Hello Telecom
Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): VTSL
Best Business ITSP (Corporate): NFON
Best VoIP CPE: Panasonic Multi Cell SIP DECT KX-UDS124/UDT1x1 System
Best VoIP Infrastructure: Gamma SIP Trunking Service
Best VoIP Innovation: Edgewater Networks Network Edge Orchestration
Best ITSP Reseller: Arrow Business Communications
ITSPA Members' Pick: NICC
ITSPA Champion: Peter Cox
Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise): Voipfone
Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise): Orbtalk
Best VoIP CPE: Snom D715 Desk Telephone
Best VoIP Infrastructure: aql
Best VoIP Innovation: Vonage Nexmo Voice API Platform
Best ITSP Reseller: Sprint Convergence - Horizon
Entrants to all categories had to complete a written self-assessment, which were independently reviewed by the ITSPA Awards judges. In addition, Netaxis Solutions, supported by Ziron, conducted the technical testing for two award categories: Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise); and Best Business ITSP (Medium Enterprise). Entrants in these categories underwent two months of technical testing as well as submitting written entries. Separately, The ITSPA Members’ Pick was selected from a shortlist of suggestions by the membership, who they believed had provided real value or support to the industry. This was voted on at event today by the membership. The ITSPA Champion Award was chosen by the ITSPA Council for specific work of merit.
Eli Katz, the Chair of ITSPA, said “A special congratulations must go to all the winners and to those companies who were highly commended at this year’s Awards. This year’s Awards were particularly competitive, emphasising the continued growth and diversity of the entire next generations communications sector. The market is continuing to mature and develop at pace and, with the General Election just a month away, the Brexit negotiations commencing and the reform of Openreach being implemented – 2017 is proving to be a year of fundamental importance to our industry in many ways. We have also set up dedicated task forces on the issues of business switching and cyber crime and will continue to liaise with policymakers to ensure our members’ views are heard and listened to. As ever, we are keen for companies across the next generations communications industry to join ITSPA and get involved in our numerous work streams.”
Magrathea’s Technical Director Linus Surguy said, “Magrathea is delighted to continue its support of the ITSPA Awards, and it has been great to see the strength and diversity of our growing industry celebrated at this year’s ceremony.”
The 2017 ITSPA Awards were open to all those in the VoIP and unified communications space, including those who were not members of ITSPA.