The Telecom Review Summit Awards celebrated leaders in the industry going beyond the ordinary in leading telecom through an era of transformation.

The Awards witnessed the most number of submissions in its history this year, with entries from over 30 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

"This year's award winners represent the absolute best in our industry and we are very proud to honor these winners with such a distinguished award," said Toni Eid, CEO of Trace Media International and founder of Telecom Review.

This year there have been 167 award applications submitted. Winners were chosen based on recognized and demonstrated capabilities in their specific sector, and by an independent panel of 15 experienced industry veterans, including representatives from the carrier arena, telecom/ICT vendor arena and the ICT investment banking arena. The voting was completed and compiled earlier this year.

Commenting on the gathering of industry leaders, Jeff Seal, managing partner of Telecom Review North America, noted, "Once again, Telecom Review has brought together the leaders of the ICT/telecom industry from around the world for the most anticipated executive networking event of the year. We look forward to hosting the world's industry leaders at next year's event."

The 2015 Telecom Review Summit Awards recognized excellence in 22 categories.

Best Chip Maker Developer Qualcomm
Best OSS/BSS Provider Comarch
Best VAS Provider VIVA Kuwait
Best Customer Service Provider VIVA Kuwait
Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Ooredoo Kuwait
Best Vendor TV and Media Solutions Ericsson
Best Operator TV & Media Services du
Best Middle Eastern Regulator TRA UAE
Best North America Wholesale Service Operator Verizon
Best African Wholesale Operator PCCW Global
Best Asian Wholesale Operator PCCW Global
Best Middle Eastern Wholesale Operator STC
Best Submarine Cable Operator PCCW Global
Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider Data Mena
Best Operator for Enterprises Service Ooredoo Oman
Best Satellite Operator Yahsat
Best Middle Eastern Operator Etisalat UAE
Best African Operator Etisalat Group
Best Industry Vendor Huawei
Best Telecom Brand Ericsson
Operators' Telecom Leader of the Year Osman Sultan-du
Vendors' Telecom Leader of the Year Charles Yang- Huawei