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Recognising Asia's leading telecom companies

The greatest celebration for Asia's most outstanding telecom companies. Find out more and get involved! Click button below to send an inquiry. #AsianTelecomAwards

The Asian Telecom Awards

The Asian Telecom Awards traces its heritage from Asian Mobile News started in 2003. The awards programme will recognise the remarkable achievements and initiatives of Asia's leading telecom companies. 

Nominations are now open to telco companies that stand out and were able to navigate their way despite various challenges in the market whilst providing relevant and award-winning products and services to their clients.

Submission Opens:
Aug 29, 2022
Submission Closes:
Jan 06, 2023
Awards Presentation Day:
Feb 16, 2023

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Why should you enter

SHARE YOUR STORY

Talk about your winning project in an interview with Asian Business Review. Share the post-produced video with your clients, peers, and colleagues to let them know that you are an award-winning company.

AMPLIFY

Use the awards logo, post-produced video interview, article write up and other highly beneficial entitlements to reach potential customers, as you let your initiatives be recognised and honoured in Asia.

EXPOSURE

Have the opportunity to be featured in the definitive magazine for business elites in Asia, the Asian Business Review website and social media platforms. 

Meet the Judges

Darren Yong

Darren Yong

Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Head of Clients & Markets Development
KPMG Asia Pacific

Joongshik Wang

Joongshik Wang

EY-Parthenon Asean Leader and EY Asean Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications Sector Market Segment Leader
EY

Wilson Chow

Wilson Chow

Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Leader
PwC China

Michinori Sato

Michinori Sato

Asia Pacific Telecom, Media, and Entertainment Sector Leader
Deloitte

Guidelines

GUIDELINES

  • Nomination is open to telecom companies from all industries in Asia.

  • The entries will be deliberated by a panel of  telecom industry experts from the region’s top accounting firms based on the judging criteria. 

  • Nomination is free of charge. If your company wins, you are obliged to proceed booking the winner's package to maximize the promotional benefits exclusive to winning companies. To know more about the pricing and entitlements, please email [email protected]

ELIGIBILITY

The awards programme is on the lookout for outstanding initiatives of telecom companies in Asia such as projects, products, services, strategies, campaigns, or case studies that were either:

• launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months

• launched prior to 24 calendar months and had any recent improvements or upgrades

CATEGORIES

There will be a Country Winner for each category, except for the CEO of the Year, which will have only one winner in Asia. 

Carrier Awards (Country Award)

  • Submarine Telecom Company of the Year
  • Satellite Telecom Company of the Year
  • Mobile Operator of the Year
  • Broadband Telecom Company of the Year
  • Telecom Company of the Year

Customer Initiative Awards (Country Award)

  • Wholesale Client Initiative of the Year
  • Wholesale Company Initiative of the Year
  • B2B Client Initiative of the Year
  • B2B Company  Initiative of the Year
  • B2C Customer Initiative of the Year

Technology Initiative Awards (Country Award)

  • Digital Initiative of the Year
  • Cybersecurity Initiative of the Year
  • Infrastructure Initiative of the Year
  • Cloud Initiative of the Year
  • IOT Initiative of the Year
  • Mobile App of the Year
  • Website of the Year
  • Technology Innovation of the Year

Operations Excellence Awards (Country Award)

  • HR Initiative of the Year
  • Marketing & Brand Initiative of the Year
  • ESG Initiative of the Year

Executive Award (Regional Award)

  • CEO of the Year 

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING

For categories under CARRIER AWARDS (One winner from each country):

  • Achievements - What are the remarkable milestones that the company recently achieved?
  • Challenges & Solutions - What are the biggest challenges that the company encountered and what solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?
  • Innovation - What are the unique and innovative initiatives that the company introduced to substantially boost the company's business?

For categories under CUSTOMER INITIATIVE, TECHNOLOGY AWARDS and OPERATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS (One winner from each country):

  • Uniqueness & Innovation - What new idea or cutting-edge innovation did the project introduce?
  • Effectiveness & Impact - Did the project achieve its objectives and targets? What measures have been used to assess its success? What was the impact to your company and industry?
  • Dynamism - Is the strategy, project, service or product flexible to changes and progressive opportunities?

For the CEO OF THE YEAR category (Only one winner in Asia):

  • Achievements - What remarkable milestones did the company achieve under the CEO's leadership?
  • Challenges & Solutions - What are the biggest challenges that the CEO encountered in moving the company forward? What solutions were implemented to overcome these challenges?
  • Innovation - What are the unique and innovative initiatives that the CEO introduced to substantially boost the company's business?

KEY DATES

Deadline for submission: 21 January 2022
Digital award presentations: March 02, 2022 - March 04, 2022

Past Winners

Advanced Info Service (AIS) PLC
Mobile Operator of the Year - Thailand
Telecom Company of the Year - Thailand
Digital Initiative of the Year - Thailand

Allo Technology Sdn Bhd
Broadband Telecom Company of the Year - Malaysia

Converge ICT Solutions Inc.
Broadband Telecom Company of the Year - Philippines
Marketing & Brand Initiative of the Year - Philippines

DZS with Rakuten Mobile
Infrastructure Initiative of the Year - Korea

Eager Communications Group Co., Ltd
Digital Initiative of the Year - Myanmar
Infrastructure Initiative of the Year - Myanmar

Infinix Mobility. Ltd 
Technology Innovation of the Year - China
Marketing & Brand Initiative of the Year - China

Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd
Satellite Telecom Company of the Year - Singapore

KDDI Digital Life Corporation
Telecom Company of the Year - Japan

Monty Mobile
International A2P SMS Monetization of the Year - Indonesia
International A2P SMS Monetization of the Year - Sri Lanka
Technology Innovation of the Year - Indonesia

Ncell Axiata Limited
Telecom Company of the Year - Nepal
Infrastructure Initiative of the Year - Nepal

OCK
Telecom Network Services Provider of the Year  - Malaysia

PLINTRON
Cloud Initiative of the Year - India

Progresif Sdn Bhd
Mobile Operator of the Year - Brunei Darussalam

Marketing & Brand Initiative of the Year - Brunei Darussalam

RED ONE NETWORK SDN BHD
Digital Initiative of the Year - Malaysia

Singtel
B2B Client Initiative of the Year - Singapore
Cybersecurity Initiative of the Year - Singapore
Cloud Initiative of the Year - Singapore
Technology Innovation of the Year - Singapore

smartfren. BUSINESS  
B2B Client Initiative of the Year - Indonesia
IOT Initiative of the Year - Indonesia

PT. Telkom Indonesia (Persero), Tbk.
Digital Initiative of the Year - Indonesia
Mobile App of the Year - Indonesia

Tune Talk
Mobile Virtual Network Operator of the Year - Malaysia
Mobile App of the Year - Malaysia

Christian Patouraux, Kacific Broadband Satellites Ltd
CEO of the Year

If you are interested to nominate for the 2023 awards, please email [email protected]

Contact Us

For more details, contact:

Julie Anne Nunez

+(65) 3158 1386 ext. 217

[email protected]

Meet the Judges

Darren Yong

Darren Yong

Head of Technology, Media and Telecommunications
Head of Clients & Markets Development
KPMG Asia Pacific

Joongshik Wang

Joongshik Wang

EY-Parthenon Asean Leader and EY Asean Technology, Media & Entertainment and Telecommunications Sector Market Segment Leader
EY

Wilson Chow

Wilson Chow

Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Industry Leader
PwC China

Michinori Sato

Michinori Sato

Asia Pacific Telecom, Media, and Entertainment Sector Leader
Deloitte

News

Monty Mobile is honored to have been awarded 3 trophies by the Asian Telecom Awards in recognition for its achievements

Apr 22, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The company won for its achievements in Indonesia and Sri Lanka.


Monty Mobile is a global fast growing telecommunication company offering innovative technology and communication solutions. It provides cutting-edge digital...

Singtel bags three big wins for 5G, Cybersecurity and Cloud at Asian Telecom Awards

Apr 01, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Singapore’s top telco was awarded the B2B Client Initiative of the Year, Cybersecurity Initiative of the Year, and Cloud Initiative of the Year


Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) wins three major awards at the...

Converge achieves Marketing and Brand Initiative of the Year award

Mar 31, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

It won for its simple proposition of offering reliable fiber connection.


Converge ICT Solutions Inc. (Converge) is committed to offering high-quality fiber internet connections in the Philippines. As the country’s leading pure...

Singtel clinches Technology Innovation of the Year at the 2022 Asian Telecom Awards

Mar 31, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Top accolade for spearheading 5G technology and elevating customers’ experiences 


Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), a leading communications technology group, was awarded the Technology Innovation of the Year at...

Converge wins Broadband Telecom Company of the Year

Mar 30, 2022

The company was recognised for its “dark-horse” run in the Philippines.


The introduction of Converge ICT Solutions Inc. (Converge) in the Philippine market was a welcoming one from the start, disrupting an industry dominated by...

redONE earns the Digital Initiative of the Year trophy at the 2022 Asian Telecom Awards

Mar 23, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Its redAGENT feature in the redONE mobile app linked sellers and consumers, increasing sales activities amidst trying times.


redONE Network Sdn Bhd, Malaysia's premier Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), received the...

DZS’s OpenRAN Mobile xHaul Solution wins at the Asian Telecom Awards with Rakuten Mobile

Mar 22, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

The innovator was awarded the Infrastructure Initiative of the Year.


With 5G technology gradually rolling out to replace and improve current telecommunications infrastructure, efforts by DZS towards providing the necessary...

Progresif wins Marketing & Brand Initiative of the Year award for CSR project with MOE

Mar 22, 2022
Categories:
Co-Written / Partner

Its ‘Donate Data’ platform already benefited ten schools.


Top Brunei telecom company Progresif Sdn Bhd (Progresif) partnered with the Ministry of Education (MOE) last September 2020 and introduced ‘Progresif for Schools’, a...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I nominate?

1. Go to the online nomination form and read the nomination guidelines.

2. Fill in the required details about the company and contact person for the nomination.

3. Select your category.

4. Provide your project title, 500-word write-up, client feedback (if any), key achievements, and photos of the project that you are nominating.

5. Wait for the nomination confirmation email and acknowledge it once received.

Note:
- Companies may submit up to a maximum of 3 categories and submit up to a maximum of 2 entries for each category.
- Each nomination form is valid for one entry only. Fill out the form again if you will nominate another project or in another category.
- Photos are required while supporting documents are optional but will highly increase the chances of winning.
- Nomination is free of charge. If you win, you are obliged to proceed booking your chosen winner’s package option. Email [email protected] for more details on Winners Package Pricing and Entitlements. 
- The deadline for submission of entries is on 21 January 2022

How many winners per category?

  • There will only be one winner per industry category on each country ie. "Mobile Telecom Company of the Year - Singapore", "Mobile Telecom Company of the Year - Hong Kong", etc.
  • There will only be one winner of CEO of the Year award as this is a regional award.

Can I nominate for more than 1 category?

Yes, each company can nominate for a maximum of 3 categories. 

Can I send two or more entries for one category?

Yes, you can nominate for a maximum of two entries for a category. If you are nominating several projects, please enter each entry separately.

Will there be an awards dinner this year?

We do understand the current situation with COVID-19. Rest assured that our priority remains that of our guest and their safety. So our team will be doing an online awards presentation and video interview through Zoom video-conferencing. Further details will be communicated to the winners upon announcement. 

What can I nominate?

You can nominate outstanding initiatives such as projects, products, services, strategies, campaigns, or best practices that were either:

  • launched, in part or full, over the last 24 calendar months
  • launched prior to 24 calendar months and had any recent improvements or upgrades