As the premier gathering of C-level executives in the region, Telecom Asia’s Telco Strategies Conference is a must-attend event for decision makers in the telecom industry. This year’s 4th annual conference brought together leaders from across Asia Pacific for two days of strategic thinking and discussions on which direction the industry is heading.
The conference covered topics that all telcos are facing under current market conditions such as innovation strategies, big data, improving customer service and cost optimization. Speaking companies included Telefonica Asia, KDDI Japan, Singtel, YTL Digital, SK Telecom and many others.
16th Annual Telecom Asia Awards:
Japan’s NTT Communications won top honors in the 16th Telecom Asia Awards, taking home both the Best Asian Telecom Carrier (Best of the Best) award and Best Cloud-based Service prize. The company was nominated in four categories by the panel of 24 judges.
A total of 13 awards were presented to 12 winners at a gala dinner in Kuala Lumpur this evening.
Telstra CEO David Thodey was voted Telecom CEO of the Year for creating innovation in a large-market incumbent and for what one judge said “being the turnaround king”.
South Korea’s SK Telecom picked up the Best Mobile Carrier award for the second year running while Telekom Malaysia also was named Best Broadband Carrier for second time. XL Axiata claimed the Best Emerging Markets Carrier award for demonstrating sustainable business models and growth in a very competitive market.