Smart was named Operator of the Year for the second straight year, beating out heavyweights SingTel, StarHub, Telstra Global, and Unitel. Smart also won the Innovation Award for its Smart Netphone, while its m-health platform SHINE (Secured Health Information Network and Exchange) nabbed the award for Emerging Market Initiative.
Perry Bayani (middle), Sales and Customer Service Group Head, and Gio Bacareza (left), Telco Plus Product Managemet Department Head, receiving the awards of Smart from Paul Michael Scanlan, Huawei Vice President for Solution, Sales & Marketing.
Smart was also shortlisted in three other categories and is the only Philippine carrier to figure out in the list. Earlier in April 2012, it also won three awards at the Telecom Asia Awards in Bangkok, Thailand.