2017 ACOMMS Finalists Announced

Communications Alliance has proudly announced the finalists in the communications industry’s premier awards for excellence, the ACOMMS, which recognise exemplary achievement across 12 categories of endeavour.

The ACOMMS will be presented at a gala industry event in Sydney on the 19th of July, 2017.

The short-listed nominees are illustrative of the industry’s transformation from the provision of traditional fixed and mobile communications to next-generation available-anywhere, advanced services and applications.

Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton said, “The activities underlying the nominations bear testimony to the strength of innovation that is driving the Australian communications industry.”

“There are great stories behind the commitment to excellence on display from all finalists. I congratulate and wish them well for the ACOMMS Awards night.”

“And this year, for the first time, the IoT Alliance Australia (IoTAA) is offering the IoT Impact Award as part of the ACOMMs bouquet. The IoTAA will recognise a company or organisation that has undertaken IoT-based activities that exhibit innovation, collaboration and have generated a demonstrable impact on the Australian economy.

The 2017 ACOMM Awards finalists are:

Communications Ambassador

·      Announced on the night

Innovation (large)

·         Telstra and Ericsson                      Telstra’s new Gigabit capable LTE network (in selected locations), enabled by Ericsson.

·         Vodafone Hutchison Australia   NB-IoT

·         Vodafone Hutchison Australia   Zone Cool Shelter

Innovation (SME)

·         Coevolve                                     Global Managed SD- WAN Service

·         ECConnect                                  EAP EVOLUTION  – (Client Lifecycle Management)’

·         Next Telecom                               Next Advantage Essential Services

·         Telcoinabox Operations             Cloud Sales Assist (CSA)

Satellite Provider of the Year

·         Optus Satellite                             Small Cell techn for remote Australia

·         Optus Satellite                             Broadcasting English Premier League

·         Pivotel Satellite                             Pivotel Big Bundle

Commitment to Customer Service

·         amaysim Australia                       amaysim Help and Self-Service Platforms

·         MyNetFone                                  Customer service strategy

·         Singtel Optus Systems                 Digital Customer Service

·         Speedcast Australia                    Customer Service

Services to Industry – Professional Services

·         Baker and McKenzie                  Long-term value towards industry development and/or industry co-operation

·         Bird & Bird                                      Legal Services

·         Cyient Australia                           Cyient Graduate Program and Western Sydney University Partnership

·         Maddocks                                    Copper network access matter

Best Marketing Initiative

·         Huawei Technologies Australia Huawei ICT Roadshow Australia 2016

·         Optus Systems                             Optus AOC/APC Partnership – Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

·         OVO Mobile                                OVO Mobile kids plan

Best Mobile Solution

·         amaysim Australia             Vaya Price Beat Guarantee

·         Optus Systems                    Optus Home Wireless Broadband

·         Telstra                                  The Telstra Nighthawk M1 mobile hotspot and Telstra’s new Gigabit capable LTE network

IoT Innovator

·         Cisco                                     Smart+Connected Digital Platform

·         Huawei Technologies          Narrowband IoT

·         NNNCo                                 Demand Response Load Control IoT solution

·         Reekoh                                 Reekoh IoT Integration Platform

·         Vodafone Hutchison Australia        Narrowband IoT

Community Contribution

·         Aussie Broadband               Grass Roots program

·         NBN Co Limited                    nbn Job ready program

·         Telstra Foundation                Telstra Imaginarium for Non-Profits

·         Vodafone & Vodafone       Vodafone Foundation & Hello Sunday Morning Foundation

Vendor Innovation (Large)                       Vendor Innovation (Emerging)

·         Announced on the night          ·     Announced on the night

IoTAA Impact Award

·         WaterGroup Pty Ltd                     ·  Smarter Technology Solutions

·         Aurizon, Deloitte                           ·  Thinkxtra Pty Ltd


The ACOMM Awards recognise excellence among communications industry participants including individuals, service providers, content providers, carriers, technology partners, consultants and third party suppliers. Vodafone is the 2017 title sponsor of the ACOMMS, with Mirait Technologies Australia, Optus, Cyient, amaysim, Bird and Bird, Foxtel, and KPMG also sponsoring the event.

The ACOMMS will be announced and presented at the 11th Annual ACOMMS Dinner to be held on the 19th of July 2017 at the Hyatt Regency, Sydney. The Minister for Communications, The Hon Mitch Fifield, will deliver the keynote address at the dinner. Comedian Kitty Flanagan will be the MC for the evening.

Visit http://www.commsalliance.com.au


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