PCCW Global was recognized by Beka Business Media and ChannelVision Magazine as a winner in multiple categories in the 2020 Visionary Spotlight Awards (VSAs), including Business Technology (2 awards) – Software-defined Interconnection (SDI) Solution and International Deployments; and Service Provider Technology (1 award) – Most Responsive Supplier Channel Team.
“PCCW Global has emerged as a trusted enabler for multi-national enterprises and communication service providers, offering fast, affordable, and secure connectivity,” explained Beka Business Media President and CEO Berge Kaprelian. “In addition, PCCW Global offers a competitive and growing channel program. We are proud to honor PCCW Global as 2020 VSA winner in multiple categories.”
Business Technology Winner – Software-defined Interconnection (SDI)
The 2020 VSAs introduced a new Business Technology Award specifically for SDI, making PCCW Global the inaugural winner. PCCW Global is a trailblazer in the emerging SDI space, with Console Connect — a groundbreaking SDI platform offering private, predictable, instant and secure connectivity on-demand. Console Connect leverages PCCW Global’s extensive T1 global network and enables businesses to privately interconnect with their own community of XaaS solutions, enterprises, data centers and network service providers. In addition, Console Connect contains a unique social feature that allows users to share knowledge, seek support and network with peers. Says Neil Templeton, VP of Marketing, “We are thrilled to be recognized as Best Technology winner by the 2020 Visionary Spotlight Awards and for the value that our Console Connect interconnection platform is bringing to the Enterprise community. The award is a real validation of our commitment to innovation and support for our growing ecosystem of partners and customers.”
Business Technology Winner – International Deployments
PCCW Global took home a second Business Technology Award for International Deployments, for their vast global network offering extensive reach and resilient service across the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. PCCW Global currently meets the international connectivity needs of enterprise and wholesale customers across more than 3,000 cities, with one of the largest fully meshed IP backbone networks in the Asia-Pacific region. PCCW Global’s MPLS VPN can reach more than 400 cities. Says Ronnie Klingner, President, PCCW Global Americas, “It’s an honor to have PCCW Global’s international network footprint recognized by the North American Channel Market. Our focus in serving hard-to-reach growth markets around the world has helped us earn the trust and business loyalty of those agents and their enterprise customers who are seeking to expand their business operations globally. PCCW Global continues to invest in and extend its network, focusing on emerging markets.”
Service Provider Winner – Most Responsive Supplier Channel Team
In the Service Provider category, PCCW Global was recognized for Most Responsive Supplier Channel Team. PCCW Global offers a powerful partner program for master agents, VARs, sub-agents, consultants, IT service providers, and other organizations looking to reach international markets. PCCW Global’s program is supported by a robust channel team offering sales, pre-sales, project management, and ongoing customer support. PCCW Global’s team has a stellar reputation for being able to turn around accurate, localized quotes, versus pricing out of a book. Partners also benefit from competitive quarterly incentives and SPIFFs, larger commissions from international deals and rapid onboarding. Says Paul Cadwell, Director of Channel Sales, “As a channel team, we have always prided ourselves on being agent- and customer-focused, delivering timely and accurate pricing and information. Achieving this recognition is proof of our long-time efforts of being attentive to our business partners’ needs, and we look forward to further building these relationships. In the end, excellent customer service drives our business. We want agents to know that if they have an international opportunity, think PCCW Global.”
About the Visionary Spotlight Awards
ChannelVision’s annual Visionary Spotlight Awards competition was created to highlight channel and service provider innovation in communications. The awards honor outstanding products, services, and deployments across numerous technology categories. A panel of ChannelVision magazine editorial representatives review, evaluate and select the award recipients.