The search is on again for Asia's best telcos

Telecom Asia

Hong Kong, Jan 19, 2016 Telecom Asia is once again calling for nominations in its annual search for the best telecom operators in the region. Readers are invited to nominate candidates in eleven categories. The deadline for online submissions is February 18.

Now in its 19th year, the awards are the region’s longest-running and most prestigious telecom industry awards. They reward innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives. The awards are held in conjunction with Telecom Asia's Telco Strategies event. The theme for this year’s conference is: "Transformation roadmap for the digital economy."

Awards in 20 categories will be presented in a gala ceremony on May 18 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Winners will be selected from a shortlist of candidates nominated by Telecom Asia readers, an independent judging panel and our editors. The judging panel has final say on which nominations make the shortlist.

This year’s judging panel comprises two Telecom Asia editors and 12 independent industry experts, who will cast votes on the basis of innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance.

Last year, a total of 16 awards were presented to 11 winners. NTT Communications and Smart Communications were the top winners with three awards each. Telstra won the Best Asian Telecom Carrier trophy, and Best Mobile Carrier award for the fourth year running. SK Telecom won the Best Mobile Carrier category two years straight.

Ooredoo Myanmar became the first Myanmar operator to win a TA Award for its MayMay initiative – lauded as Best Community Telecom Project.

Full results for 2015:

Awards Categories - 19th Annual Telecom Asia Awards

  1. Best Asian Telecom Carrier
  2. Telecom CEO of the Year
  3. Best Mobile Carrier
  4. Best Broadband Carrier
  5. Best Emerging Market Operator
  6. Best MVNO
  7. Best Cloud-Based Service*
  8. Best Mobile Payments Service*
  9. Most Innovative Partnership Strategy*
  10. Most Innovative Approach to Customer Experience*
  11. Most Innovative Approach to Analytics*
  12. Most Innovative Video Service*
  13. Best Community Telecom Project*
  14. Most Innovative Telecom Project*
  15. Best E-commerce Service*
  16. Best OTT Video Service*
  17. Most Innovative Voice Service or Solution*
  18. Best Data Center Services Provider
  19. Best International Wholesale Carrier
  20. Best Managed Services Provider

* Open to Telecom Asia reader nominations

About Telecom Asia
Telecom Asia is Asia's largest regional telecom publishing group. Its products include Telecom Asia magazine, and a range of industry-specific supplements aimed at telecommunications professionals around the region.

Further information:
Stefan Hammond
Managing Editor, Telecom Asia


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