Here are the finalists in the Best Deal Maker category.
- Amdocs -- Comverse acquisition
- ADVA Optical Networking -- Overture acquisition
- Cisco Systems/Ericsson -- Partnership and other acquisitions
- CommScope -- Acquisition of TE Connectivity's Broadband Network Solutions
- Infinera -- Acquisition of Transmode
- NetScout Systems -- Acquisition of Danaher's Communication business
- Nokia -- Acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent