• India has witnessed an enormous growth in the telecom industry and has been ranked the world’s second-largest telecommunications market. The ubiquity of mobiles and an escalation in consumer demand has played an instrumental role in contributing to this growth spurt. Another factor driving this progress is the liberal and reformist policies of the Government of India that has enabled easy market access to telecom equipment  as well as a fair and proactive regulatory framework to ensure availability of affordable telecom services to consumers. Furthermore, the increasing pervasiveness of technologies such as IoT and Cloud Computing is generating big opportunities for communications providers to offer services that can be accessed, updated, and purchased from any where. The industry has also made great strides in 5G development and in commercializing SDN & NFV initiatives. In an industry continuously fuelled by creativity and innovation, the bar for business excellence has been set high. To keep up with the rapid evolution, companies need to embrace solutions that can manage costs, exceed stakeholder expectations and comply with new regulations. CIOReview comes to your aid with a list of  “20 Most Promising Telecom Solution Providers”, an inventory of vendors that ace in providing Telecom solutions and ensuring that your requirements are catered to. Being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXOs, analysts and the CIOReview editorial board, we believe that these vendors have the technical skill-sets and business acumen to deliver solutions that encompass new technologies and satisfy the demands of the voracious and outspoken consumer.