Napoleon Nazereno (center), Smart's President and CEO
Shortlisted in four categories, Smart won for Best Emerging Market Carrier while its President and CEO, Napoleon Nazareno, was named Telecom CEO of the Year. Nazareno also gave the opening keynote at Telecom Asia's Telco Strategies conference yesterday.
Smart also won in the Best Community Telecom Project for its mobile health platform SHINE (Secured Health Information Network and Exchange; read more about SHINE here).
The night's other big winner was SingTel with two trophies, one for Best Asian Telecom Carrier and another for Best Regional Mobile Group. SK Telecom was named Best Mobile Carrier while Telekom Malaysia was adjudged Best Broadband Carrier. The other winners were BT Global Services for Best Managed Services Provider, Pacnet for Best International Wholesale Carrier, KDDI (for A-Fund) for Most Innovative Telecom Project, and Verizon Enterprise Solutions for Best Cloud-based Service.
Telecom Asia is Asia's largest regional telecom publishing group. It publishes the magazine Telecom Asia and the website www.telecomasia.net, aimed at telecommunications professionals around the region. Combined, these titles serve more than 100,000 subscribers.