Twofold victory for ICSS at Global Carrier Awards 2016

Twofold victory for Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) at the Global Carrier Awards 2016

Bonn, November 10, 2016 - Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) won Best Pan-European Wholesale Carrier and Best Network Technology Innovation at the esteemed Global Carrier Awards 2016 in Paris.

Capacity Magazine, the organizer of the awards, honored ICSS as Best Pan-European Wholesale Carrier. The win was attributed to several recent strategic moves, including ICSS’s newly released IP-VPN Mobile Access, the first service of its kind on the wholesale market. Another was the launch of the Dynamic Voice Exchange (DVX) product, which allows clients to quickly gain access to the global network of Deutsche Telekom without cumbersome contractual agreements. In addition, ICSS is a major contributor to the European Aviation Network (EAN) project, a one-of-a-kind integrated system combining S-Band satellite with a complementary ground network for European air travelers. ICSS provides connectivity for around 300 LTE base stations and also delivers the powerful Wi-Fi roaming platform that connects a multitude of partners to enable seamless roaming capabilities in the skies above Europe.

ICSS Senior Vice President Mardia van der Walt said that she was “extremely happy” to receive the award. “This win proves that our strategy over the last months has been absolutely correct. We’re proud to be recognized for our quick reaction to customer demands and market developments by creating innovative products and future technologies. The award is a welcome highlight in 2016, as this is also the year in which we are celebrating our 20-year anniversary.”

ICSS received a second award for its comprehensive set of security solutions in the “Best Technology Network Innovation” category. ICSS’s portfolio of backbone and cloud-based solutions, as well as on premise devices, work together to provide clients with a maximum defense strategy against DDoS attacks and cybercrime.

“We understand our responsibility to help make the internet more secure,” said Stephan Schröder, Head of Internet & Transport at ICSS. “To that end, our most important missions are for the end-to-end protection of our AS3320 network and the continual development of security solutions that will provide our clients with best-in-class protection. Receiving the Global Carrier Award in this category is a great recognition for our endeavors.”

The panel of judges said, “Deutsche Telekom ICSS is ticking a lot of customer boxes with its emphasis on vital areas like security and cloud. With innovations like DVX, Deutsche Telekom ICSS is really showing the way in voice. It is a major player with a commitment to excellence. It is an innovator and a market leader in its region and globally.”

About International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 860 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe.

The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:
Internet & Transport: Enable a connected society by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.

About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with more than 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines and around 18 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2015). The Group provides fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet and Internet-based TV products and services for consumers, and ICT solutions for businesses and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom has a presence in more than 50 countries and employs about 225,200 people worldwide. The Group generated revenues of 69.2 billion euros in the 2015 financial year – roughly 64 percent of it outside Germany.
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