Comms Council UK, the UK body representing the VoIP and advanced communications industry, has today launched the 2023 Comms Council UK Awards, sponsored by Magrathea.
This year’s ceremony will take place on the 28th September at Tate Modern, the world-famous contemporary art gallery in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark, and will be marking 15 years of the Comms Council UK Awards.
Every year, we continue to review and amend our Award categories to reflect the ever changing contributions from key industry players. There are nine categories this year, including one new category in the Best Industry Enabler and a revised category named the Best Comms Application.
The former focuses on companies operating throughout the supply chain to support the effective delivery of CP services, while also lowering barriers to entry and increasing speed to market. The latter intends to recognise the broad spectrum of software applications available on the market, whether that’s systems software or applications software.
As with previous years, all categories remain free to enter and are open to the whole of industry - including non-Comms Council UK members.
Eli Katz, who is the Chair of Comms Council UK, said: “We are thrilled to be launching this year’s Comms Council UK Awards, which continues to be a highlight in the industry diary.
“15 years of the Comms Council UK Awards is testimony to how our industry has become the mainstream in voice communications and other key services. The industry should be proud of how it has enabled UK businesses and consumers to adapt to the rapidly changing communications landscape”.
“I look forward to seeing many of you at the Awards this September, and urge as many of industry to enter as soon as possible.”
Tracey Wright, who is the Director of Magrathea, the principal sponsor of the 2023 Awards, said: “It’s always an honour and privilege to be sponsoring the Comms Council UK Awards, promoting the best in class within our vibrant sector.
“We cannot wait to return to the Tate Modern and hope to see a wide array of unique entrants from across industry. We know how many great services exist as well as exciting projects and innovations that have emerged. What better way to showcase these than by entering the Awards!”
The Award categories for 2023 are:
Best Communication Provider SME
Best Communication Provider Enterprise
Best SOHO Service
Best Enterprise Service
Best Multi-national Service
Best Comms Application
Best Comms Device
Best Industry Enabler
The individual categories are sponsored by Snom, ProVu, RingCentral, Yealink and Pure IP, while there still remain opportunities to sponsor the Best Multi-national Service, Best Comms Application, Best Comms Device and Best Industry Enabler.
Companies interested in entering the Awards should review the category, or categories, they wish to enter and register for nominations here
Applicants must submit self-written entry forms; clear instructions are provided to entrants when submitting their entries. All submissions for a Comms Council UK Award, except for the Outstanding Contribution Award, which is selected by the Comms Council UK Board, must be received by the 9th June. You can find the entry forms here. The Comms Council UK Awards nomination process is overseen by a panel of independent experts, who assess each nominee’s written self-assessment before winners are chosen.
8th February 2023: Awards launch and registration process begins
9th June 2023: Deadline for all written assessments
July 2023: Finalists announced
28th September 2023: Comms Council UK Awards 2023 Ceremony
About Comms Council UK
Comms Council UK is a membership-led organisation that both represents and supports telecommunications companies that provide services to both business and residential customers in the UK. We keep Britain talking in its various guises by providing or reselling voice services over data networks (VoIP) as well as other “over the top” applications including instant messaging and video.
The membership is a mixture of network operators, service providers, resellers, suppliers and consultants involved in a sector that is diversifying rapidly. Comms Council UK (formerly known as ITSPA) represents its members at a policy level, builds coalitions to collaborate on industry initiatives and provides a platform to help members prepare for change, learn about new trends and develop new business relationships.
Magrathea is the UK’s premier supplier of carrier services and managed solutions in all areas of the telecommunications world. First established in 1995, the company has seen the industry grow and change and this experience is a key part of the first class service that we deliver to you and your customers.
The company has its own switching facilities based in London, Reading and Dublin including the world renowned co-location site ‘Telehouse’ giving access to virtually unlimited voice capacity and IP bandwidth and access to the best carriers in the world.
Magrathea’s technology is entirely developed in house by experienced technical design architects and solution delivery teams. The technology draws upon industry standards and utilises industrial strength components for ultimate carrier grade reliability. We offer complete VoIP solutions based on SIP and IAX2.
The network spans both the PSTN and IP world, with multiple connections to top tier carriers, including a full BT and Eircom interconnect allowing a full integration with the SS#7 and IP network in both the UK and Ireland.