Nortel 2005 Channel Winners

Nortel has announced the full list of channel awards winners following their recent partner conference in France.

“Our partners are the best in the industry and our PartnerForum Awards are an opportunity to give them public recognition,” said Peter Kelly, president, Enterprise EMEA, Nortel. “However, the awards are just one evening and we believe in supporting our partners all year round. We are proud of our partners and Nortel has an ongoing commitment to developing programmes that support and address their evolving business needs.”

The Nortel Award winners are:

New Technology Leadership, Convergence Taldor Communications, Israel
New Technology Leadership, Mobility TeliaSonera, Sweden and Finland
New Technology Leadership, Security Allasso, France and Spain
New Technology Leadership, SMB BT, UK
Best Distributor Crane, UK
Service Excellence Vosko Networking, The Netherlands
Best Breakthrough Project Baud Telecom Company, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Partner of the Year Affiniti, UK

Bill Murphy, Managing Director of BT Business, said of the New Technology Leadership Award for SMB: “The launch of the BCM50 presented us with a tremendous opportunity to drive convergence deeper into the SMB sector. BT’s sales team, specialists and engineers have responded superbly to this opportunity and through this award their hard work and achievement have been duly recognised.”

Upon receiving the award for Best Distributor, Andrew Saunders, managing director, Nortel Business Unit, Crane, said: “This award is proof positive of Crane’s expertise, energy and determination to create a significance presence for Nortel’s convergence solutions within the indirect channel.”

Marc Gozeling, member of the Board of Directors at Vosko Networking, said upon winning the Service Excellence award: “This award is very prestigious and is great recognition for Vosko’s approach. We have taken it as a big compliment.”

Gary Young, managing director, Affiniti, said: “Winning Partner of the Year against such strong competition across the EMEA region demonstrates Affiniti’s ability to market, sell and deliver the entire Nortel portfolio and lead the way in the converged communications market.”