IDC Asia/Pacific Announces Winners of Its Inaugural Telecom Service Provider Innovation Awards 2013
01 Nov 2013
Singapore and Hong Kong, November 1, 2013 – IDC is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural Telecom Service Provider Innovation (TSPI) Awards 2013.
Five Asian telecom service providers were recognized for their business foresight at IDC's annual Asia/Pacific Telecom Summit, held in Singapore.
More than 100 nominations were received from across the Asian region. Submissions were scored according to the following key criteria: Effectiveness of implementations; angle of "innovation"; business advantages; impact on customers; market take-up; and response to market needs.
The projects and the winners were selected by a panel of independent industry practitioners, and IDC Asia Pacific Telecom and 4 Pillars’ Practice Leads.
The TSPI Awards was established to assess how well-prepared the region’s telecom service providers are in competing and leading the future service provider marketplace and recognize how they have leveraged innovation to achieve specific business objectives, including driving competitive differentiation, launch new products and services, and gain access to new markets and segments.
The following telecom service providers have impressed the judges with their abilities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace with innovative new solutions and have leveraged technologies internally to compete more effectively.
• Bharti Airtel
• Globe Telecom
• Hong Kong Broadband
• NTT Comms
"The telecom market is undergoing major transformation. IDC believes that the telecom service provider of the future in 2020 will be radically different compared to what it is today," says Adrian Dominic Ho, Principal Analyst, Mobility Lead, IDC Asia/Pacific.
"These awards recognize telcos who are at the forefront of this transformation and are industry gold standards for the rest of the industry."
Name of telecom service provider: Bharti Airtel
Name of award: Most Innovative Consumer Offering
Bharti Airtel's entertainment store offers a wide range of mobile content, internet browsing and access to social networking sites. Consumers are given the option to subscribe to one-day special mobile internet packs with data bundled in. This offering has made internet accessible to users at the bottom of the economic pyramid. This process has improved the monetization potential from this group and represents a huge opportunity in emerging markets.
Name of telecom service provider: Globe Telecom
Name of award: Most Innovative xCommerce Enabler
GCASH is a unique product that enables users to do secure online shopping from local and international sites that accept American Express as a mode of payment. Through partnership with My Shopping Box, Globe allow its consumers to use a personalized US address to allow delivery of purchases right at their doorsteps at low shipping rates, without having to worry about incurring additional importation duties and extra fees. It also allows online shopping for those with no credit cards or Pay Pal, or even those with no bank accounts. xCommerce is one of the more exciting new opportunities that beckons for telecom service providers in the region as the next decade of growth will be consumer driven.
Name of telecom service provider: Hong Kong Broadband
Name of award: Best Business Enabler
The aim of the Rapidcloud transformation project was to migrate all applications including ERP, CRM and billing into the cloud by the end of 2013. Hong Kong Broadband has been one of the most progressive service providers in the region in adopting both public, private and hybrid cloud services to enhance its IT effectiveness.
Name of telecom service provider: NTT Comms
Name of award: Most Innovative Enterprise Offering
Enterprise Cloud is the world’s first cloud service to utilize commercialized Software Defined Network (SDN) that offers real-time configurations control/modification through automated operations, easy on-demand control of bandwidth between data centers and seamless cloud migration without changing IP addresses. SDN is a cutting edge technology that will allow service providers to more efficiently provision cloud with strong benefits for both telcos and enterprise customers.
Name of telecom service provider: Singtel
Name of award: Service Provider of the Future
Singtel's success in the enterprise space has been validated by numerous large scale regional ICT contracts over the last 12 months, including G-Cloud and ANZ bank. Singtel has also set up a digital media division which has since made numerous strides into various new areas, including mobile advertizing, and content and consumer applications. Singtel is by far the leading service providers in the consumer, enterprise and new age digital media front.
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