Seeking Asia's top telecom carriers

Telecom Asia

Hong Kong, Jan 10 – Telecom Asia is calling for nominations in its annual search for the best telecom operators in the region.

Now in its 15th 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. This year’s awards have been expanded to include best cloud based service.

Readers are invited to nominate candidates in five categories:
• Best Asian Telecom Carrier
• Telecom CEO of the Year
• Best Community Telecom Project
• Most Innovative Telecom Project
• Best Cloud-Based Service

Nominations can be made online at http://awards.telecomasia.net/.

Winners in 11 categories will be chosen from more than 100 fixed, mobile and convergence telecom operators from around the region, Telecom Asia group editor Joseph Waring announced today.

Award winners are chosen from a shortlist of candidates nominated by Telecom Asia readers, judges and editors. Final selection is made by an independent panel of industry experts, who will cast votes on the basis of innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance.

Axiata topped last year’s winners’ list after being voted the Best Regional Group and Emerging Market Carrier while XL Axiata's CEO Hasnul Suhaimi was voted Telecom CEO of the Year. Other winners included Softbank for Best Asian Telecom Carrier and CSL for Best Mobile Carrier.

“The Awards acknowledge achievement and highlight leadership in technology, management and innovation in Asian telecommunications”. “We are seeking those that can create new business segments and products and execute on them.” Mr. Waring said.

The awards will be held in conjunction with the Telco Strategies conference in Bangkok and will be presented in a ceremony on April 18.
 

CategoryCriteria
Best Asian Telecom Carrier *For innovation, business execution, financial performance, market leadership, CSR, corp governance
Telecom CEO of the Year *For the senior executive who has shown leadership and vision
Best Mobile CarrierFor innovation in product portfolio and business models, business execution, financial performance, market & technology leadership and customer care
Best Broadband CarrierFor innovation in product portfolio and business models, business execution, financial performance, market & technology leadership and customer care
Best Regional Mobile GroupFor the operator with the most successful regional performance based on financial results, innovation and leadership
Best Emerging Market CarrierFor best-performing fixed or wireless carrier in an emerging Asian market
Best Managed Services ProviderBest provider of managed communications services to enterprise, government and other large customers
Best International Wholesale CarrierBest provider of connectivity services to operators and ISPs
Best Community Telecom Project*Operator initiative that has contributed the most to the local community via improved communications
Most Innovative Telecom Project*For implementation that has had the biggest impact on the market
Best Cloud-Based Service*For most innovative and smart cloud-based service that provides end users with new enhanced services and business benefits to the service provider.

• Commercially available service, not launched any later than Dec 15, 2011
• Overall impact on the mobile industry
• How is it applicable to multiple markets and/or globally
• Innovation and unique features
• Economic impact on the mobile industry
• Ease and speed of deployment

 
About Telecom Asia
Telecom Asia is Asia's largest regional telecom publishing group. Its products include Telecom Asia magazine, www.telecomasia.net and a range of industry-specific supplements aimed at telecommunications professionals around the region.
 
Further information:
Per Dahlberg
Chairman, Telecom Asia Awards Judging Panel
Phone: +852 9382 1177
 

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