Press Release

Asia’s telecoms trailblazers celebrated their success at Total Telecom’s seventh annual Asia Communication Awards ( in Singapore on Wednesday night.

The region’s senior industry figures gathered at the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel to enjoy an evening of entertainment and networking alongside the awards presentation.

"Tonight we recognised 19 award winners and three highly-commended organisations. But the winners are not just those who take a trophy home with them. All those who make the shortlist have been recognised by our respected panel of judges as leaders in their field; not just in Asia, but on the world stage as well," said Rob Chambers, managing director, Total Telecom.

Special mention must go to Ernest Cu, CEO of Globe Telecom, who scooped the coveted CEO of the Year award, which is decided by the readers of Total Telecom.

To decide the winners in the other categories, Total Telecom assembled a panel of expert judges, ably led by Janet Watkin, CEO of customer experience consultancy Ocean82. Based around the world, it was the judges’ job to evaluate every Asia Communications Award entry and select who they thought deserved to be victorious.

"Doing business has become more digital, global, social, and mobile, and the marketplace is vaster and more crowded than it has ever been. Alongside changes in technology and competition are the changing expectations and behaviour of customers. As such, making it onto the shortlist for the Asia Communication Awards is indeed a formidable achievement. To win requires that something extra special that is a cut above the rest. My thanks go to the judges for their effort and expertise in selecting tonight’s winners," said Watkin.

Download the online edition of the ACA Winners Magazine, "Top Brass"


Best Brand Campaign
Smart Communications

Best Customer Care: Consumer
Far EasTone

Best Customer Care: Business
Telekom Malaysia R&D

Best Emerging Market Initiative
Airtel Business

Best Enterprise Service

Best Network Transformation Initiative
Ooredoo Myanmar

Project of the Year
PCCW Global

The Smart Cities Award
Indosat Ooredoo
(Highly commended: Chunghwa Telecom)

The Connected Asia Award
NTT Communications
(Highly commended: Indosat Ooredoo)

The Innovation Award: Operator

The Innovation Award: Vendor
(Highly commended: Temasys)

The Social Contribution Award
Mahindra Comviva

The Green Technology Award

Satellite Operator of the Year

Vendor Initiative of the Year

Wholesale Operator of the Year
NTT Communications

Digital Service Provider of the Year
Smart Communications

Operator of the Year
NTT Communications

CEO of the Year
Ernest Cu, Globe Telecom