OVERVIEW

About 21st Telecom Asia Awards 2018

Recognize excellence in innovation! Celebrate achievement!

To thrive in the face of digital disruption, telecom player must transform their business model putting the customer the be all and end all of their existence. This means creating and marketing products and services that reflect what customers want, at price points they are willing to pay, and at a cost investors and shareholders are willing to invest in.
 
In a digital-future first where disruptive competition tops the list of industry challenges, Telecom Asia wants to recognize and celebrate telecom companies that epitomize the spirit of competitive innovation.
 
Themed "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 innovative, business models.

2017 winner list >>        2017 press release >>

How the winners are selected

Winners in 24 categories will be chosen from more than 100 fixed, mobile and convergence telecom operators from around the region.

Award winners are chosen from a shortlist of candidates nominated by Telecom Asia readers, judges and editors.

Final selection is then 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.

For information about the Telecom Asia Awards, please contact:

Allan Tan - atan@questexasia.com

FINALISTS

The finalists to the Telecom Asia Awards 2018 reflect an industry in a constant state of change. The competitive landscape is changing to reflect what customers and consumers want and are willing to pay for. The finalists are, in themselves, winners because they are willing to morph their business model to reflect rapidly changing markets, and recognize that some opportunities can only be approached through creative partnerships with competitors.

Join us on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Suntec Singapore and celebrate the winners of this year's Telecom Asia Awards 2018.
 

1. BEST 5G TECHNOLOGY TRAILBLAZER
BNET-Tech Company & 3 HK
China Mobile
NTT Docomo
KT
SK Telecom
Telstra
 
2. BEST BROADBAND CARRIER
China Telecom (China)
HKT (Hong Kong)
Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) Group
NTT Docomo (Japan)
Telstra (Australia)
Singtel (Singapore)
SmarTone (Hong Kong)
WTT HK Limited (Hong Kong)
 
3. BEST CLOUD-BASED SERVICE
Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric: ECX Fabric
Global Cloud Xchange: CLOUD X Fusion
Singapore Telecommunications Limited: Singtel Managed Cloud
WTT HK: AWS Cloud Enablement Service
 
4. BEST COMMUNITY TELECOM PROJECT
FINTQnologies Corp/KasamaKA
Globe Telecom/Project Lucia
Indosat Ooredoo Cyber School
SKR1M submarine cable project
ToT Pracharat Project
 
5. BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE
Circles.Life
Celcom Axiata Berhad
Singtel Optus Pty Ltd
 
6. BEST DATA CENTER SERVICES PROVIDER
Colt Data Centre Services
Equinix
Indosat Ooredoo: Data Center Services
NTT Communications
Nxtra Data (Bharti Airtel subsidiary)
PCCW Solutions Limited
Singapore Telecommunications Limited
TM One (Telekom Malaysia)
 
7. BEST E-COMMERCE SERVICE
Docomo Digital
SmarTone
Voyager Innovations
 
8. BEST EMERGING MARKET OPERATOR
Globe Telecom (Philippines)
Indosat Ooredoo (Indonesia)
Maxis (Malaysia)
Reliance Jio (India)
Smart Axiata (Cambodia)
Smart Communications (Philippines)
Telkomsel (Indonesia)
 
9. BEST INTERNATIONAL WHOLESALE CARRIER
Airtel Business / Airtel Global
Colt Technology Services
Global Cloud Exchange
HGC Global Communication Limited
NTT Communications
PCCW Global
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
 
10. BEST MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDER
CenturyLink
CITIC Telecom CPC
Colt Technology Services
Global Cloud Exchange
PCCW Solutions Limited
Singapore Telecommunications Limited
Telkomtelstra Indonesia
 
11. BEST MOBILE CARRIER
China Mobile (China)
NTT Docomo (Japan)
Ooredoo Maldives (Maldives)
Singtel (Singapore)
SmarTone (Hong Kong)
Telstra (Australia)
 
12. BEST MOBILE PAYMENT SERVICE
FINTQnologies Corporation's Lendr
Ooredoo Maldives m-Faisaa
PayTM
PCCW Global's Mobile Payment Solution
Singtel Dash
WeChat Pay
 
13. BEST MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATOR
Amaysim (Australia)
Circles.Life: Liberty Wireless Pte Ltd (Singapore)
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (Hong Kong)
Rakuten (Japan)
redone (Malaysia)
Snail Mobile (China)
 
14. BEST NFV/SDN IMPLEMENTATION
China Mobile
China Telecom
NTT Communications
Singtel
SK Telecom
 
15. BEST OTT VIDEO SERVICE
Hooq
Iflix
SK Telecom: Oksusu Social VR
Viu, PCCW Media
Youku Tudou
 
16. MOST INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO ANALYTICS
China Telecom
China Unicom
Globe Telecom
Tata Communications
SK Telecom
 
17. MOST INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
Celcom Axiata Berhad
Ooredoo Maldives: Digital Customer Experience
Singtel flagship store transformation
Singtel Optus (AUS): Future NBN CX
SK Telecom's next generation OSS
 
18. MOST INNOVATIVE IOT PROJECT
HGC Global Communications Limited: New eSports Online Platform
NTT Communications: IoT Platform
PCCW Solutions: Infinitum Parking & Smart Charging solution
 
19. MOST INNOVATIVE NETWORK TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE
Indosat Ooredoo
Ooredoo Myanmar
Smart Communications
 
20. MOST INNOVATIVE SMART CITIES PROJECT
Hutchison Telecommunications: 3InnoCity Incubation Programme
Indosat Ooredoo: Kota Digital
SK Telecom: Q in Korea
 
21. MOST INNOVATIVE TELECOM PROJECT
HGC Global Communications Limited: OTT Content Expansion Solution
Singtel Optus Pty Ltd: Project Remedy
SK Telecom: K-City Trial 5G autonomous driving
         
22. MOST INNOVATIVE VOICE SERVICE OR SOLUTION
Airtel Advantage: Wholesale Service Innovation
PT Telkomsel: Automatic Reverse Charging Platform
WTT: Cloud Voice
 
23. TELECOM CEO OF THE YEAR
Andrew Kwok, HGC Global Communications Limited
Bill Barney, Reliance Communications & Global Cloud Xchange
Chua Sock Koong, Singtel Group
Dian Siswarini, XL Axiata
Ernest Cu, Globe Telecom
Manuel V. Pangilinan, Smart Communications
Vinod Kumar, Tata Communications
Yang Jie, China Telecom
   

2017 WINNERS

1. Best International Wholesale Carrier
BT Global Services
2. Best Managed Services Provider
Singtel
3. Best Data Center Services Provider
Equinix
4. Best Cloud-Based Service
NTT Communications, Cloud Management Platform (CMP)
5. Best Community Telecom Project
XL Axiata, XL Xmart Village 3.0
6. Best E-Commerce Service
Voyager Innovations, Virtual E-Commerce Marketplace platform
7. Most Innovative Partnership Strategy
5G Connected Car /T5 (SK Telecom, Ericsson and BMW Korea Group)
8. Best OTT Video Service
Netflix
9. Most Innovative Telecom Project
Ncell, Gham Power Nepal
10. Most Innovative Approach to Customer Experience
Axiata Group
11. Most Innovative Approach to Analytics
Globe Telecom
 
12. Most Innovative Approach to Mobile Security
Singtel, Enterprise Mobility Management
13. Most Innovative Video Service
Digi Telecommunications, Digi Video Freedom
14. Most Innovative Voice Service
YTL Communications, VoLTE
15. Best Mobile Payments Service
Alipay
16. Best MVNO
Tune Talk
17. Best Emerging Market Operator
Telenor Myanmar
18. Best Broadband Carrier
Telekom Malaysia (TM) Berhad
19. Best Mobile Carrier
Telkomsel
20. Telecom CEO of the Year
Tan Sri Dato' Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Telekom Malaysia (TM) Berhad
21. Best Asian Telecom Carrier
Telekom Malaysia (TM) Berhad

TELECOM ASIA AWARDS

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CONTACT

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Simon Yeung
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+852 2589 1370

FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE TELECOM ASIA AWARDS
Allan Tan
atan@questexasia.com
+852 2589 1378