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TM Forum Excellence Awards 2013 Finalists Demonstrate Leadership in Navigating the Digital Storm

  TM Forum Excellence Awards 2013 Finalists Demonstrate Leadership in
  Navigating the Digital Storm

 Twenty-three leading companies named as finalists in TM Forum’s prestigious
  seventh annual awards program; Winners to be announced at Management World
                                     2013

TM Forum Management World 2013

Business Wire

MORRISTOWN, N.J. -- April 4, 2013

As the global communications industry prepares to converge on Management World
2013, held May 13-16 in Nice, France, for the industry’s leading conference
that focuses on helping all players in the ecosystem navigate the digital
storm, TM Forum today announced the 23 finalists for its prestigious
Excellence Awards. The finalists, chosen from 50 nominees by an impartial
judging panel, represent the leading and most innovative companies in the
industry.

TM Forum will announce the Excellence Awards winners during a special ceremony
as part of the exclusive VIP Gala Dinner for TM Forum’s annual Management
World conference on Monday, May 13, at the Palais de Mediteranee, and will
highlight the winners during the opening keynote session at Management World
on Tuesday morning, May 14.

Now in its seventh year, TM Forum’s Excellence Awards honor communications and
digital service providers and their suppliers who demonstrate commitment to
the future of the industry through innovation, underpinned by TM Forum’s
Frameworx suite of best practices and standards.

The 2013 Excellence Awards finalists are:

TM Forum New Digital Services Award– New for 2013, this award showcases the
digital service provider demonstrating the most innovative and successful
digital service.

  *BT Group
  *China Mobile Communications
  *Chunghwa Telecom
  *Hughes Telematics
  *Mobily

TM Forum Industry Contribution Award – This award showcases the member company
demonstrating leadership, dedication and contribution to the future of the
industry.

  *Amdocs
  *cVidya Networks
  *Ericsson
  *Microsoft
  *NetCracker Technology
  *Oracle

TM Forum Operational Excellence Award – This award showcases the service
provider demonstrating the most innovative and effective use of TM Forum’s
Frameworx to reduce time-to-market, deliver tangible cost reduction, and
improve efficiency and operational agility.

  *Cablevision Argentina
  *China Mobile Communications
  *Reliance Communications
  *Telekom Malaysia Berhad
  *Telstra
  *Türk Telekommunikasyon A.S.

TM Forum Solution Excellence Award – This award showcases the supplier or
system integrator demonstrating the most innovative and effective use of TM
Forum Frameworx to reduce time-to-market, deliver tangible cost reduction and
improve efficiency and operational agility.

  *Amdocs
  *ConceptWave Software
  *Infosys Technologies
  *NetCracker Technology
  *Oracle
  *Portugal Telecom Inovação

The TM Forum Excellence Awards are judged by an impartial and independent
panel comprised of leading industry and subject matter experts and analysts.
The winners of New Digital Services, Industry Contribution, and Operational
Excellence categories are decided by the judging panel, while the winner of
the Solution Excellence Award will be decided by TM Forum’s 250 service
provider members, which collectively represent more than 85% of the global
communications revenues. Voting for the winner of the Solution Excellence
Award opens on April 8, 2013.

“Our congratulations to all of this year’s Excellence Awards finalists,”  said
Nik Willetts, chief strategy officer, TM Forum.  “The quality and diversity of
this year’s finalist entries is a testament to the leadership of TM Forum’s
members during a turbulent time for our industry, and once again demonstrates
the global reach of TM Forum, its relevance in the emerging digital world, and
the vital role  it plays in enabling  service providers to support the
efficiency and agility necessary to transform the way they do business in
order to meet the demands of the rapidly changing digital economy.”

Don’t miss TM Forum in action at Management World in May. TM Forum’s
Management World conferences and expos stand apart by offering expert
keynotes, sessions, unrivaled networking opportunities, and TM Forum’s
renowned Training and Certification programs. Register now for Management
World and receive maximum savings.

About TM Forum

TM Forum is a global, non-profit association focused on enabling service
provider agility and innovation. As an established thought-leader in complex
service management, the Forum serves as a unifying force across industries,
enabling more than 950 member companies to solve critical business issues
through access to a wealth of knowledge, practical tools, best practices and
standards.

The Forum provides a fair and safe environment for collaboration across the
value-chain to overcome the barriers to a vibrant, open digital economy. We
help member companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge by enabling
efficiency and agility in their IT and operations while protecting competitive
differentiation. For more information about TM Forum, visit www.tmforum.org.

Contact:

Global TM Forum Media Contact
Elizabeth Coyne
PR Director
ecoyne@tmforum.org
+1 973 641 3247
 
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