SINGAPORE - Equant was named Best New Carrier for the second consecutive year at this year's World Communication Awards 2000 ceremony.
Equant won in a vote by readers of Communications
Week International. Other finalists for the award, which was sponsored by Nortel Networks, were WorldCom and PSINet.
Equant also was one of four finalists in the Most Innovative Service
category for its integrated voice and data over IP offering. Equant's
first-of-its-kind integrated voice and data over IP service was
July with availability in 54 countries.
"Equant is very honored to receive the Best New Carrier Award two years
running and to be a finalist for the Most Innovative Service award," said Laurence M. Huntley, executive vice president of
marketing, who was in Monaco on 14 November to accept the award.
Survey respondents ranked carriers according to a set of nine criteria,
including range and quality of services, innovation, reliability, and
customer service. Detailed analysis of the Winning Carriers Survey
conducted on behalf of Emap by Renaissance Strategy Worldwide, will be
published in the November 27 issue of Communications Week
For additional information about Equant, visit www.equant.com