OVERVIEW

The telecoms and IT sectors are on a collision course as we hurtle towards the cloud-based 5G/IoT digital economy. We’re told that by 2020 the industry will have changed beyond recognition, but as we get closer to 2020, the more that schedule looks at best ambitious and at worst unrealistic for telecoms players – not because they can’t make the shift, but because it may not be necessary to make the shift that massive that fast.

This summit provides a reality check for telcos formulating their evolution strategies. Put another way, do you REALLY need 5G up and running by 2020? And does everything have to be in the cloud by then?

Themed "Get real or go home: digital transformation reality check for telecoms players", the 8th Annual Telco Strategies 2017 will help industry players cut past the hype and set priorities on where they should focus their transformation efforts.

This year's Summit will highlight presentations and case studies on TWO key themes:
1) Capitalizing On The Digital World
2) Looking Into The Telecom Crystal Ball: What’s In Store For The Next 5 Years

The conference is followed by the 20th Annual Telecom Asia Awards – the region’s longest-running and most prestigious telecom industry awards.

2016 winner list >>        2016 press release >>

PROGRAM

  • Conference Day 1 - Wednesday - 3 May
  • Conference Day 2 - Thursday - 4 May
8:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:00

Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:20

Opening Keynote

09:50

Regulatory Presentation

10:20

Partner Presentation

10:50

Morning Coffee Break

11:00

Executive Panel

11:40

Partner Presentation on IoT

12:10

Executive Panel

13:00

Networking Lunch

14:00

Sponsor Presentation

14:30

Executive Panel

15:10

Sponsor Presentation

15:40

Afternoon Coffee Break

16:10

Executive Panel

16:50

Presentation

17:20

Closing Remarks from the Chairman and End of Conference Day One

17:30

COCKTAIL RECEPTION

19:00

20th Annual Telecom Asia Awards & Gala Dinner

9:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:20

Welcome Remarks

9:30

Fireside Chat

10:00

Fireside Chat

10:30

Fireside Chat

11:00

Morning Coffee Break

11:30

Sponsor Presentation

12:00

Sponsor Presentation

12:30

Executive Interview:

13:00

Closing Remarks from the Chairman

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorship opportunities are available for technology and service catering to the telecommunication industry. If you are looking to increase your market share, brand awareness or introduce a new product, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Questex Asia Events offer you an unrivalled networking platform, world-class educational opportunities and highly relevant conference programming. As a sponsor, you will capitalize on an incredibly effective means of reaching the companies and individuals who shape your industry.

For event sponsor-partners, every effort is made to ensure that you are showcased to the broadest extent possible.

Don’t miss this chance to go beyond traditional sponsorship packages and use these targeted executive-level events as a marketing, branding, lead-generation and knowledge-building platform for your company:

  • Position your company in front of as many key industry professionals as possible
  • Promote your company as the industry leader
  • Associate your company with a crucial industry event in the Asia Pacific region
  • Provide your people with lead generating and networking opportunities with other key players and companies in the industry
  • Provide knowledge generation through our high-caliber speakers and compelling program content

 

For details on sponsorship packages, please contact:

Jessie Cheung
+852 2589 1338
jcheung@questexasia.com

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WHO WILL ATTEND?

This conference is researched with and designed for senior telecommunication executives working across Asia. Those benefiting the most from their participation include:

  • CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, CTOs, COOs
  • Marketing Directors
  • Managing Directors
  • Heads of Departments
  • Senior Management

How the winners are selected
Winners in 21 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:

Lachlan Colquhoun - lachlanc@questexasia.com

NOMINATION

The search is on for best telcos in Asia-Pacific
Telecom Asia is once again calling for nominations in its annual search for the best telecoms operators in the Asia Pacific region.

Now in its 20th 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.

Readers are invited to nominate candidates in 12 categories. Nominations are closed on February 17.
Winners will be selected from a shortlist of candidates nominated by Telecom Asia readers, an independent judging panel and our editors.

The awards will be held in conjunction with Telecom Asia's 8th Telco Strategies conference and presented in a gala ceremony on May 3 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Follow the hashtag #TAAwards2017 on social media to keep track of discussion related to the 20th Telecom Asia Awards.

 

Awards Categories - 20th Annual Telecom Asia Awards

Category Criteria

Best Asian Telecom Carrier

A best-of-the-best award that goes to the company receiving the most points across all categories during voting
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 Market Operator

For best-performing fixed or wireless carrier in an emerging Asian market

Best MVNO

For innovation in product portfolio and business models, business execution, financial performance, market & technology leadership and customer care (or simply just for developing a clever and profitable niche in a challenging and competitive 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, 2016
  • 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

Best Mobile Payments Service*

For the service provider with the most innovative approach to leveraging a mobile platform or strategic partner to enable payment services via mobile devices

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 2016) and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

Most Innovative Approach to Customer Experience*

  • 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 2016) and evidence of why they are considered successful

Most Innovative Approach to Analytics*

  • For the operator with the most innovative approach to using analytics technologies and solutions to develop better service delivery, better customer relationships, etc
  • Give 2-3 examples of analytics implementations and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

Most Innovative Approach to Mobile Security*

For the operator with the most innovative implementation of mobile security solutions or strategies.

  • This category can include solutions to protect operator assets and its customers, as well as security services offered to customers (either consumer or enterprise)
  • Give 2-3 examples of implementations (started in 2016) and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

Most Innovative Video Service*

  • For the operator with the most innovative project to deliver video services to customers (B2B or B2C), or enhance existing video services
  • This category can include fixed-line or mobile (including but not limited to IPTV, mobile TV based on eMBMS, DTH, etc) and covers different areas of the value chain (i.e. content, platform, CDN, multiscreen delivery, etc)
  • Give 2-3 examples of implementations (started in 2016) and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

Best Community Telecom Project*

The operator initiative that has contributed the most to the local community via improved communications

Most Innovative Telecom Project*

For the implementation that has had the biggest impact on the market
Best E-commerce Service*
  • For the operator with the most innovative project to deliver e-commerce services to customers (B2B or B2C), or enhance existing e-commerce services
  • This category can include fixed-line or mobile offerings, provided the mobile offering is a commerce-based service, rather than a financial service such as banking, remittance payments, etc, or a payment tool such as NFC payments, etc
  • Give 2-3 examples of implementations (started in 2016) and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

Best OTT Video Service*

  • For the service provider with the most innovative plan or partnership to deliver OTT video services to customers (B2B or B2C), or enhance existing OTT video services
  • In this category, OTT video is distinct from IPTV services or mobile TV services using eMBMS
  • Give 2-3 examples of implementations (started in 2016) and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

Most Innovative Voice Service or Solution*

  • For the operator with the most innovative project to deliver voice services to customers (B2B or B2C), or enhance existing voice services
  • This category can include fixed-line and mobile, and covers various aspects of voice (such as VoIP, wholesale, VAS, VoLTE, WebRTC, etc)
  • Give 2-3 examples of implementations (started in 2016) and evidence of why the approach is considered successful

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 International Wholesale Carrier
Best provider of connectivity services to operators and ISPs
 
Best Managed Services Provider
Best provider of managed communications services to enterprise, government and other large customers
 


* Open to Telecom Asia reader nominations

2016 TELECOM ASIA AWARDS WINNERS

- Press release
- Video highlight

Best International Wholesale Carrier
BT Global Services

(Right) Rajiv Verma, Head - Emerging Markets, BT Global Services, receives the award from (left) Fazlina Anuar, Account Manager, CSG International
Best Managed Services Provider
Global Cloud Xchange

(Left) Lorain Wong, Chief Marketing Officer, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange, and (right) Fabrizio Civitarese, President, Asia Pacific, Global Cloud Xchange, receives the award from (middle) Chris Boyd, Director of Digital Architecture and Transformation Telefonica, United Kingdom
Best Data Center Services Provider
Equinix

(Right) Clement Goh, Managing Director, South Asia, Equinix, receives the award from (left) Bob Fox, Managing Director, Foxcom
Best Cloud-Based Service
NTT Communications

(Middle) Kahoru Tsuda, Director, Cloud Services and (right) Ken Deguchi, President/CEO, NTT Communications, receives the award from (left) Jonathan Bigelow, Managing Director, Questex Asia
Best Community Telecom Project
Smart Axiata

(Right) Yap Kok Leong, Chief Marketing Officer, Smart Axiata, receives the award from (left) John Tanner, Editor in Chief, Telecom Asia
Best Innovative Telecom Project
Chunghwa Telecom

(Right) Su Wen Mean, General Manager, Chunghwa Telecom, receives the award from (left) Stefan Hammond, Managing Editor, Telecom Asia
Most Innovative Partnership Strategy
Singtel

(Righ) Victor Ng, Director, Business Development & COE Open Platform, Singtel, receives the award from (left) Wan Zainal Adileen, Chief Sales & Corporate Affairs Officer, Edotco
Most Innovative Approach to Customer Experience
Indosat Ooredoo

(Right) Cahyadi Poernomo, Group Head Customer Value Management, Indosat Ooredoo, receives the award from (left) George Pan, Director of Malaysia Solutions Sales Dept, Huawei Malaysia
Most Innovative Approach to Analytics
Telstra

(Right) Yuni Lee, Sales Director South East Asia, Telstra, receives the award from (left) Sutha O'Connell, Event Director, Questex Asia
Most Innovative Approach to Mobile Security
Smart Communications, LockByMobile

(Right) Angelito Villanueva, Managing Director, FINTQ Voyager Innovations, Smart Communications, receives the award from (left) Stefan Hammond, Managing Editor, Telecom Asia
Best Mobile Payments Service
Telkomsel

(Right) Edward Ying, Director of Planning and Transformation, Telkomsel, receives the award from (left) Jessie Cheung, Associate Publisher, Telecom Asia
Most Innovative Video Service Project
Singtel

(Right) Steven Khor, Director, Singtel, receives the award from (left) Hakon Jacobsen, Vice President, Amdocs Digital, Amdocs
Best OTT Video Service
PCCW Media, Viu

(Right) Helen Sou, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, PCCW Media Group, receives the award from (left) Professor Paul Morrissey, Global Ambassador for Big Data Analytics & Customer Experience, TM Forum
Best MVNO
Tune Talk

(Right) Jason Lo, CEO, Tune Talk, receives the award from (left) Amrish Kacker, Partner, Head of APAC, Analysys Mason, Singapore
Best Emerging Market Operator
Maxis

(Right) Adzhar Ibrahim, Head of People & Organization, Maxis, receives the award from (left) Fazlina Anuar, Account Manager, CSG International
Best Broadband Carrier
HKT

(Right) Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer, HKT, receives the award from (left) William Mar, Director, Global Digital Enabling Consultant, Huawei
Best Mobile Carrier
Telstra

(Right) Yuni Lee, Sales Director, SEA, Telstra, receives the award from (left) Gunjan Agarwal, VP Sales, APAC, Amdocs
Telecom CEO of the Year
Morten Lundal, Maxis

(Right) Adzhar Ibrahim, Head of People & Organization, Maxis, receives the award from (Left) William Mar, Director, Global Digital Enabling Consultant, Huawei
Best Asian Telecoms Carrier
HKT

(Right) Paul Berriman, Group Chief Technology Officer, HKT, receives the award from (left) Jonathan Bigelow, Managing Director, Questex Asia

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Huawei, as a global ICT solutions provider, continuously innovating based on customer needs, we are committed to enhancing customer experiences and creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises, and consumers.

While increasingly ubiquitous connectivity is leading to rapid digitalization on a global scale, the ongoing evolution of the ICT industry represents the core enabling force behind digital transformation across all industry sectors. Leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector, we help bridge the digital divide and promote high-quality broadband connectivity for all. As an advocate of socioeconomic sustainability, we make every effort to support secure and stable network operations, and help customers and industries improve efficiency to drive low-carbon economic growth. By localizing our operations and building a global value chain, we help local innovators maximize their global value and share win-win outcomes.

Guided by the vision of Building a Better Connected World, we are committed to driving business and industry advancement through technology innovation, fostering a robust industry ecosystem through open collaboration, and helping global carriers and enterprise customers achieve agile innovation, rapid transformation and business success in the digital era.

For more information, please visit www.huawei.com.

Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience software solutions and services for the world’s largest communications, entertainment and media service providers.  For more than 30 years, Amdocs solutions, which include BSS, OSS, network control, optimization and network functions virtualization, coupled with professional and managed services, have accelerated business value for its customers by simplifying business complexity, reducing costs and delivering a world-class customer experience.

The Amdocs portfolio enables service providers to capture the world of digital immediacy by operating across digital dimensions to engage customers with personalized, omni-channel experiences; creating a diversified business to capture new revenue streams; becoming data empowered to make business and operational decisions based on insight-based and predictive analytics; and achieving service agility to accelerate the fast rollout of new technologies and hybrid network services.

Amdocs and its 24,000 employees serve customers in over 90 countries. Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Amdocs had revenue of $3.6 billion in fiscal 2015.

CSG International (NASDAQ: CSGS) is the trusted global partner to help clients launch and monetize communications and entertainment services in the digital age. Leveraging 30 years of experience and expertise in voice, video, data and content services, CSG delivers market-leading revenue management and customer interaction solutions in licensed and managed service models.  CSG drives business transformation initiatives for the majority of the top 100 global communications service providers, including Singtel Optus, Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Telstra, Hutchison 3 Indonesia, Indosat, Chorus NZ, DST, AT&T, Comcast, DISH, ESPN, Media-Saturn, Orange, Telefonica, Time Warner Cable, Vodafone and Verizon. For more information, visit www.csgi.com.

Established in 2012, edotco is a wholly owned telecommunications infrastructure services subsidiary of Axiata, with independence in its management and operations. edotco provides end- to-end solutions in the tower services sector including co-locations, build-to-suit, energy, transmission and operations and maintenance (O&M) in the region of Asia.
 
As the first regional tower services provider in Asia, edotco delivers equal access and efficient telecommunications infrastructure services and solutions across a portfolio of over 16,000 towers in our countries of operation: Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar. edotco's services are supported by state-of-the-art real time monitoring service, echo.

Since 1993 Comarch’s mission has been to help communication service providers achieve high business profitability and enhance customer experience with end-to-end IT solutions and services. Thanks to numerous projects for the biggest telecom operators worldwide, we have gathered a lot of domain knowledge and expertise in the industry. This, among other factors, enabled us to successfully deliver various projects for multiple clients (including such renowned brands as O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone, KPN, E-Plus, Orange) across the globe.