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Frost & Sullivan Honors the Best in Indian ICT Industry at the 2014 India ICT Awards

Mumbai, India, June 26, 2014 - Frost & Sullivan successfully hosted the 12th edition of its Information & Communications Technology (ICT) India Awards, at Le Meridien in New Delhi on June 24, 2014. The banquet witnessed the presence of the who's who in the ICT sector and deserving companies were felicitated for their outstanding performance, innovation in technology, product development, and services.

The Frost & Sullivan 12th Annual ICT Awards banquet gave away 30 awards and acknowledged companies and individuals who have pushed the boundaries of excellence, risen above the competition, and demonstrated outstanding performance in the ICT sector in India. The Awards covered Enterprise Infrastructure, Emerging Software Products, Enterprise Telecom Services, Mobile and Wireless, and Digital Media categories.

The assessments brought forth latest trends and developments in the Indian ICT sector, and one such emerging trend is the Ethernet. Indian network technology is growing at an astounding pace with many paradigm shifts associated with it. The past five years have ushered in an age of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) technology, which replaced leased lines and other technologies everywhere. This in turn is now slowly giving way to the new wave of faster and more resilient communication - Ethernet. With high levels of network resilience, lower latency, and fast scalable bandwidth, this is the network technology of the future. Through these awards, Frost & Sullivan felicitates not only the leaders but also the pioneers, which lead to the inception of 'Enterprise Ethernet Service Provider of the Year' award.

On the occasion, Benoy CS, Director, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan, said, "For the Indian ICT Industry, 2013 was equally a challenging and an exciting year. Uptake in Ethernet, cloud services, mobility, big data, and analytics were the key highlights for the year in this region. We also witnessed emergence of new innovative business models and strategies to cater to rapidly changing customer needs. Despite the challenges in the economy, the award winners demonstrated superior performances in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, and strategic product development which enabled them to drive business growth in their respective market segments."

The Award contenders were judged and based on a variety of parameters like revenue, market share, product introduction, innovation and diversity, vertical and horizontal diversity, business and market strategy, etc. The results were collated after conducting detailed research and assessment on market performance of companies, including in-depth primary interviews of various industry participants and secondary research conducted by Frost & Sullivan analysts. An elite and independent panel of judges comprising some of the most prominent CXOs from the media and IT sector deliberated on the findings of the analyst teams and finalized the winners.

The esteemed Jury for the Awards this year included the following eminent personalities:

  • Ajay Kumar Meher, Senior Vice President - IT and Post Production, Multi Screen Media Private Limited
  • Alok K. Brara, CEO & Publisher, India Infrastructure Publishing Private Limited
  • Alok Kumar, VP & Global Head- Internal IT & Shared Services, Tata Consultancy Services
  • Anju Arora, Founder & Managing Director, ADI Media Private Limited
  • Benoy CS, Director, ICT Practice, Frost & Sullivan
  • Bishwanath Ghosh, CIO-Corporate, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
  • Dinesh Kumar, CIO, Bajaj Group & Wave Infratech
  • Girish Rao, Head-IT, Marico Limited
  • GS Ravi Kumar, Executive Vice President & Group CIO, Gati Limited
  • N Jayantha Prabhu, Chief Technology Officer, Essar Group
  • Prasad Patil, Vice President-IT, Essar Group
  • Rajesh Uppal, Executive Director IT & CIO, Maruti Suzuki India Limited
  • Subhash Chand Mittal, Sr. ED (MS & IT) & Group CTO & Director, IFFCO and IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited
  • Sanjeev Prasad, CIO, Genpact
  • Tarun Pandey, Sr. Vice President - IT, Aditya Birla Financial Services Group
  • Umesh Mehta, CIO, Jubilant Life Sciences
  • Varun Sood, CIO & Head - Strategic Initiatives, Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • V.G. Ramakrishnan, Managing Director, Frost & Sullivan - South Asia
  • Vijay Sethi, Vice President - IS, HR & CIO, Hero Moto Corp Limited
  • Vikram Idnani, Chief Information Officer, Trent Limited

LogMeIn was the Event Partner for the 2014 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards, and the Media Partners were Communications Today, ET Telecom, Information Week, Light Reading India,, and Telecom Watch.

The 2014 Frost & Sullivan India ICT Award Recipients are:

Award Category and Title Award Recipients
Enterprise Infrastructure
Audio Conferencing Service Provider of the Year Tata Communications
Managed Video Conferencing Service Provider of the Year Reliance Communications
Web Conferencing Service Provider of the Year CISCO
Software Video Conferencing Provider of the Year Vidyo
Unified Communications Application Vendor of the Year CISCO
Video Conferencing Equipment Vendor of the Year CISCO
Product Line Strategy Leadership - Network Security CISCO
Product Innovation Leadership - Secure Content Management Websense
Emerging Software Products 
Product Innovation Leadership - Business Intelligence MAIA Intelligence Private Limited
Product Innovation Leadership - Marketing Analytics Flytxt
Product Innovation Leadership - Functional Analytics Sapience Analytics
Company of the Year - Analytics Manthan Systems
Product Innovation Leadership - Enterprise Mobility Applications FieldEZ Technologies Private Limited
Product Innovation Leadership - Enterprise Mobility Platforms Orient Technologies Private Limited
Product Innovation Leadership - Enterprise Applications Juno Software Systems
Enterprise Telecom Services
Enterprise Mobile Service Provider of the Year Vodafone
Enterprise Telecom Service Provider of the Year - Large Enterprise Segment Bharti Airtel
Enterprise Telecom Service Provider of the Year - SMB Segment Bharti Airtel
Enterprise Data Service Provider of the Year Tata Communications
Third Party Datacenter Service Provider of the Year Tata Communications
Enterprise 3G Service Provider of the Year Bharti Airtel
Infrastructure as a Service Provider of the Year Netmagic Solutions
Enterprise Ethernet Service Provider of the Year Tata Communications
Mobile and Wireless
Telecom Passive Infrastructure Vendor of the Year Indus Towers Limited
Telecom Active Infrastructure Vendor of the Year Ericsson India
Mobile Commerce Vendor of the Year Mahindra Comviva
Digital Media
Product Line Strategy Leadership - Enterprise Content Management EMC India-IIG Division
Product Leadership - Digital Marketing Workflows Oracle India
Customer Value Leadership - Content Delivery Networks Akamai Technologies India Private Limited

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