The IPTV World Series Awards were handed out at this week's IPTV World Forum in London, and given that many market observers see Asia rising as the new hot market region for IPTV, it's fitting that the China Telecom and Hong Kong's PCCW took home the major carrier awards (PCCW also was a big winner in 2009).
PCCW won "Most Innovative New Service" for its eye2 multi-service wireless touchscreen tablet, beating out U.K.-based BBC's iPlayer for Games Consoles; Germany-based Deutsche Telekom's Programme Manager; and Spain-based Numericable's Numerispace. China Telecom won "Best Subscriber Growth Achievement" for the 275 percent gain in its Guangdong Telecom unit, beating out last year's winner, AT&T's U-verse TV, as well as Verizon's FiOS TV.
Other winners during the event included ADB, Amino, EchoStar, Witbe, Ericsson, Netgem, Cisco Systems, m-QM and Raoul Roverato, Executive Vice-President for New Growth Businesses and Transformation at Orange. More details via the press release link below.
- Here's the press release
AT&T and PCCW were big winners last year