Optus subsidiary, Alphawest, has been awarded Global Service Provider of the Year from Cisco at the vendor’s Partner Summit event in Boston.
The Australian-based provider was one of several partners honoured during the three-day conference. Infrastructure distributor, Express Data, also picked up Distributor of the Year Asia-Pacific, beating 20 competitors across the region. The award comes on the back of Express Data's 2008 awards for Global Services Innovation and ANZ Distributor of the Year, and its 2007 APAC Distributor of the Year.
Dimension Data’s Australian team was given a regional gong as Data Center Partner of the Year, while Telstra received Telepresence Partner of the Year, Asia-Pacific.
Alphawest CEO, Rob Parcell, was delighted with his company’s win and said it showed the world-class quality of Australia’s service provider community.
“It’s exciting for us to win a global award for service provider and demonstrates the amount of work we have put in to deliver services,” he said.