Press Release

This year’s Asia Communication Awards have drawn to a close in Singapore with 16 of the leading operators and vendors in the Asia-Pacific region picking up trophies that reflect the innovation and determination they have shown in driving the telecoms industry forwards.

There were 19 categories in total, meaning that a couple of players picked up multiple prizes. The big winners this year were Singtel, which won three awards, and KT Corp with two. A special mention also goes to Yvonne Li, who rounded off a high-octane gala event when she collected the coveted CEO of the Year trophy.

Total Telecom, organiser of the Asia Communication Awards, extends hearty congratulations to Yvonne and to all the awards winners and finalists.

"All the companies that made it past our experienced panel of judges to gain a place on the short list can be very proud of their achievement," said Total Telecom managing director Rob Chambers. "The aim of the Asia Communication Awards is to recognise the contribution each one of them is making to this industry."

To download the 2018 Winners & Finalists Magazine, detailing each winning entry on why they won, click here.

The winners in each category are listed below. Please click on the links to learn more about the winning entries and to read the judges’ comments.



5G Progress Award

KT Corp
Pyeongchang 5G

Best Brand Campaign
Radio will never be the same again

Best Customer Care

Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Service Culture Internalization

Best Enterprise Service

Software-Defined Hybrid Network

Cyber Safe Award


Managed Security Services

Digital Lifestyle Award


Telkomsel Digital Lifestyle

Innovation Award: Operator
KT Corp

GiGA Genie  

Innovation Award: Vendor
Mahindra Comviva

payPLUS Unified Payment Acceptance solution

Most Innovative IoT Solution
Bridge Mobile

Bridge Regional IoT Connectivity Management

Network Transformation Initiative
SK Telecom

5G-Ready Carrier SDN Platform

NFV Innovation Award

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) service

Operator of the Year
NTT Communications

Project of the Year


Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) Submarine Cable

Satellite Operator of the Year
Airtel Business

Smart Cities Award

Smart City and Safe City Solutions

The Cloud Infrastructure Award


The Social Contribution Award
Smart Communications


Wholesale Operator of the Year

Optus Wholesale

CEO of the Year
Yvonne Li

Far EasTone Telecommunications

Thank you to all the supporters of this year’s Asia Communication Awards (see below). To get involved in the awards in 2019, please contact Rob Chambers: or +44 (0) 20 7092 1077.