Nominations

Telecom Asia Awards 2014 Shortlist

1. Telecom CEO of the Year 

  • Ernest Cu, Globe Telecom
  • Masayoshi Son, Softbank Mobile
  • Napoleon Nazareno, PLDT & Smart Communications
  • Sung Min Ha, SK Telecom
  • Vinod Kumar, Tata Communications

 2. Best Mobile Carrier

  • China Mobile
  • CSL
  • SingTel
  • SK Telecom
  • Softbank Mobile

3. Best Broadband Carrier 

  • Globe Telecom (Tattoo)
  • HKBN
  • KT
  • PCCW-HKT
  • Telekom Malaysia (TM)

4. Best Emerging Markets Carrier

  •  Globe Telecom
  •  Maxis
  •  Smart Communications
  •  Telkomsel
  •  XL Axiata

5. Best Community Telecom Project

  • Indosat – Dompetku, Mobile Money Service
  • Ooredoo and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
  • Smart Communications, help.PH — Global Disaster Response Fund Campaign
  • Telenor and Tameer Bank, Easypaisa launches Khushaal Munafa
  • Vodafone Foundation Instant Network, deployed to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan

6. Most Innovative Telecom Project

  • Bridge M2M Alliance
  • CSL’s shared data plans (multi device and 1-for-All plans)
  • Globe-Google’s Free Zone
  • KT, olleh TV Play
  • Truphone (launched in HK)
7. Best Cloud-Based Service 

  • Globe Telecom – Globe Business CloudPayroll
  • NTT Comm Enterprise Cloud
  • SingTel – private cloud infrastructure ++
  • T-Systems
  • Wharf T&T Limited – Cloud Voice Service

8. Most Innovative Partnership Strategy 

  • Celcom and Digi network sharing
  • China Unicom — WeChat
  • Globe Telecom, GoUNLI30
  • Skype Credits — Digi in Malaysia
  • YTL – Google (Google Apps and Chrome Book). Govt project to inject ICT into 10,000 schools

9. Most Advanced Approach to CEM 

  • AT&T, Business Direct ++
  • Celcom Axiata, Customer experience transformation
  • Globe Telecom, Talk2Globe
  • Indosat, ICITY
  • Telekom Malaysia, TMConnect

10. Best Managed Services Provider 

  • AT&T
  • BT Global Services
  • CITIC Telecom CPC
  • Orange Business Services
  • NTT Communications
  • Pacnet
  • SingTel
  • Telstra Global

11. Best International Wholesale Carrier

  • BT Global Services
  • HGC (Hutchison Global Communications)
  • NTT Communications
  • Pacnet
  • PCCW Global
  • Telstra Global

12. Best Data Center Services Provider

  • Equinix
  • HGC (Hutchison Global Communications)
  • NTT Communications
  • Pacnet
  • SingTel

Awards Categories – 17th Annual Telecom Asia Awards

Category Criteria
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 Carrier For innovation in product portfolio and business models, business execution, financial performance, market & technology leadership and customer care
Best Broadband Carrier For innovation in product portfolio and business models, business execution, financial performance, market & technology leadership and customer care
Best Emerging Markets Carrier For best-performing fixed or wireless carrier in an emerging Asian market
Best Managed Services Provider Best provider of managed communications services to enterprise, government and other large customers
Best International Wholesale Carrier Best provider of connectivity services to operators and ISPs
Best Data Center Services Provider Best provider of data center services for both in-house and third-party users – covering co-location and hosted services.
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, 2013
• 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

Most Innovative Partnership Strategy* • For the operator with the most innovative approach to forging win-win partnerships with players that add value to their customers or impact the bottom line.

• What makes the operator’s approach to partnering standout from the crowd

• Give 2-3 examples of new partnerships (set up in 2013) and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

Most Advanced Approach to CEM* • For the operator with the most innovative approach to customer experience management (CEM)

• What makes the operator’s approach to CEM standout from the crowd – in terms of innovation, effectiveness, industry leadership

• Give 2-3 examples of CEM initiatives (started in 2013) and evidence of why they are considered successful

* Open to Telecom Asia service providers’ nominations

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