Telecom Asia Awards 2018 nominations now open!

Telecom Asia

Hong Kong, February 13, 2018 – Telecom Asia is once again calling for readers, analysts and telcos to nominate the best and brightest telecoms operators in the Asia Pacific region.

This year the number of awards has been expanded, with six categories added: Best 5G Technology Trailblazer, Best Customer Service, Best NFV/SDN Implementation, Most Innovative IoT Project, Most Innovative Network Transformation Initiative and Most Innovative Smart Cities Project.

Telecom Asia readers are invited to nominate candidates in any of the 26 categories (see below for the full list of all categories). The deadline for online submissions is March 12, Monday.

Winners will be selected from a shortlist of candidates nominated by Telecom Asia readers, an independent judging panel and our editors. The judging panel, which will cast votes on the basis of innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance, has the final say on which nominations make the shortlist.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony in June in Singapore.

Now on its 21st year, the Telecom Asia Awards is the region’s longest-running and most prestigious industry award specifically set up for the telecoms industry. With theme of "Getting real with digital", the 21th annual Telecom Asia Awards brings focus to the achievements of players – old and new – honoring those who lead the industry towards new and innovative business models.

“Digital is introducing new levels of disruptive innovation for the industry reflecting the desire and commitment of players to become the best in their respective markets. We aim to bring to the attention of the world these innovators to inspire others to even greater heights of innovation and value creation,” said Allan Tan, editor-in-chief, Telecom Asia.

Last year, a total of 21 awards were presented to 18 winners. Telekom Malaysia was the big winner, taking home the Best Asian Telecom Carrier trophy and Best Broadband Carrier prize, while Tan Sri Dato' Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa was named the prestigious Telecom CEO of the Year. 

Singtel won the Best Managed Services Provider trophy and the Most Innovative Approach to Mobile Security for its Enterprise Mobility Management solution.

For more information about the 2018 Telecom Asia Awards and full list of 2017 winners:

Awards Categories – 21st Annual Telecom Asia Awards

  1. Best 5G Technology Trailblazer
  2. Best Broadband Carrier
  3. Best Cloud-Based Service
  4. Best Community Telecom Project
  5. Best Customer Service
  6. Best Data Center Services Provider
  7. Best E-commerce Service
  8. Best Emerging Market Operator
  9. Best International Wholesale Carrier
  10. Best Managed Services Provider
  11. Best Mobile Carrier
  12. Best Mobile Payments Service
  13. Best Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO)
  14. Best NFV/SDN Implementation
  15. Best OTT Video Service
  16. Most Innovative Approach to Analytics
  17. Most Innovative Approach to Customer Experience
  18. Most Innovative Approach to Mobile Security
  19. Most Innovative IoT Project
  20. Most Innovative Network Transformation Initiative
  21. Most Innovative Smart Cities Project
  22. Most Innovative Partnership Strategy
  23. Most Innovative Telecom Project
  24. Most Innovative Video Service
  25. Most Innovative Voice Service or Solution
  26. Telecom CEO of the Year
  27. Best Asian Telecom Carrier *
    *This category is not open for Telecom Asia readers’/service providers’ 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.

For more information, please contact:
Allan Tan
Editor-in-chief, Telecom Asia

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