Communications Alliance announces ACOMM award winners

Winners include Netcomm Wireless, iiNet, Optus and AAPT

Australian telecommunications industry body, Communications Alliance, has announced the winners of the ACOMM awards at the 2013 ACOMM awards dinner in Sydney.

Internode nabbed the large company innovation award for being the first broadband company in Australia to offer IPv6 as a standard service for both ADSL and NBN customers.

Netcomm Wireless took home the SME innovation award for its NTC-30 Series wireless broadband service.

AAPT won the innovation in content delivery category for its ‘connect, transfer and store’ system that enables broadcasters of all sizes to deliver content across the globe.

Inomial won the services to the industry, professional services award for its BigRating solution for voice, data, video on demand and utility service providers.

Optus received the satellite provider of the year award for offering its First Release Satellite Service (FRSS) to NBN Co; its Aurora Digital Platform adding to the established VAST services for free to air digital customers; and its off-the-shelf trailer-based V-SAT Solution for 3G coverage of remote workplaces.

It also received the community contribution award for its primary mobile coverage and network support during the extreme weather events in Northern NSW and Queensland earlier this year.

iiNet and CSIRO nabbed the partnerships for growth award for their digital productivity services flagship. iiNet was also bestowed the commitment to customer service award.

Next Telecom won the corporate/business commitment to customer service award for its approach to businesses communications.

In addition, Communications Alliance also named former Optus CEO and present Singtel consumer CEO, Paul O’Sullivan as Australian communications ambassador 2013.

Communications Alliance said, in a statement, that O’Sullivan was presented the award as he was responsible for multi-billion dollar investments in Optus’ networks.

His investments resulted in a footprint of more than 10,000 mobile base stations, including about 5400 3G base stations and a growth in mobile subscribers from five to nine million in 2012, five satellites in orbit; six satellite earth stations, and over 26,000km of HFC cable in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

“The ACOMM Awards represent the pinnacle of achievement for the Australian communications industry and I congratulate all the winners and finalists in the 2013 ACOMMS,” Communications Alliance CEO, John Stanton, said.

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