Asia Communication Awards
Celebrating Innovation & Excellence in Global Telecoms
14 December 2022 | 18:00 SGT | Virtual Awards Ceremony
Entries closed for 2023. Shortlist to be revealed very soon!
Launched in 2011, the Asia Communication Awards (ACA) recognises the region's leading communication service providers and telecom operators as well as OEMs, suppliers, and other service providers based within the region or offering products and solutions specifically targeting the region.
For 2022, Total Telecom is delighted to be able to bring back the ACA with a totally refreshed line-up of awards categories, a carefully selected panel of expert judges, and an exciting new virtual format to recognise the finalists and winners for this year's awards.
The category 'CEO of the Year' will be put to a public vote to determine a winner.
- We will only accept electronic entries and the entry deadline is Friday 14 October 2022.
- All entries must refer to and show demonstrable results during the period 1 January 2020 to 1 September 2022.
- All entries must be from Asia based organisations or from companies demonstrating specific achievements within the region. All entries will be assessed by our panel of expert judges based purely on the material submitted. All judges are independent and the information submitted will be treated as confidential.
- The entry must be in English.
- A single campaign can be entered into any number of categories, but the judges reserve the right to re-allocate any entry, which in their view, has been incorrectly categorised.
- The judges recommend each entry is rewritten to match the criteria of that category. If the judges deem no entry meets the required stands in a category, then a winner will not be named.
CEO of the Year
We are looking for the CEO or equivalent job title of an Asian based operators / CSP with the x factor.
Note: CEO of the Year will be put to a public vote.
Best Enterprise Business Service
This award is for a non-cloud business service commercially deployed by an operator.
Best SME Service (Operator)
This award is for a service specifically targeting small-medium enterprises and commercially deployed by an operator / CSP
Best Payments Initiative
Open to all organisations who are able to showcase a live deployment with one or more named operators / CSP’s
5G Deployment Award
The winner will be an Asian CSP or operator who can demonstrate a successful 5G deployment and clear plans for the future. The entry will be submitted by the CSP or by a third party in conjunction with a named CSP
Submarine Network Operator of the Year
This category is open to all operators of submarine networks covering the Asia region. The judges will be looking for the operator that has most effectively developed their coverage and has developed the most innovative business model.
Startup Business Award
This award could be won by an individual startup but primarily we are looking for an initiative by an incubator, accelerator or other organisation committed to supporting the growth of innovative young businesses.
The Customer Experience Award
This is looking for evidence of outstanding customer experience by an operator / CSP. The entry can be from the CSP or from a supplier / partner with a named CSP.
Cloud Technology Initiative
This is looking for a cloud based project developed by a CSP or vendor organisation that has been deployed by one or more Asian based CSP’s
OSS / BSS Project of the Year
This category is open to vendors who have demonstrated a customer centric approach to a project for a named Asian based CSP
Crisis Response Award
This award showcases your organisations response to any crisis – not just COVID. The judges are looking primarily at how your actions impacted the public in a positive manner, not internal response for your organisation. Open to all organisations based in Asia.
The Social Contribution Award
This is specifically separate from the Crisis Response category and is looking for your organisations planned ongoing initiatives that impacted the public in a positive manner. Examples include healthcare, education and finance. The project and the organisation submitting the entry must be based in Asia.
Digital Transformation Project of the Year
The entry can be from a CSP, vendor or SI / consultant, but the key here is that we are looking for a true digital transformation project, conducted for an Asian based operator.
Network Transformation Initiative
The entry can be from a CSP, vendor or SI / consultant. We are looking for a true network transformation impacting core network, backbone network and access network for an Asian based operator.
Operator of the Year
This category is open specifically to an operator or CSP who serves customers primarily within a single Asian country or across a region. We are not looking for the largest or most profitable, but the company that best serves its customer base.
Cyber Security Award
Open to CSP’s and other organisations involved in cyber security who can showcase innovative projects deployed in Asia
Satellite Connectivity Initiative
LEOsats are all the rage, but this category is open to types of satellite project deployed by an Asian company or addressing the Asian market. We are looking for innovative solutions and business models.
Wholesale Operator of the Year
The Asian based wholesale operator that wins this category will demonstrate successful partnership, technology innovation and development of their business model to move clear to the pack.
IoT in Action
The entry can be from a CSP, vendor or SI / consultant, who has developed and deployed an innovative solution that is only possible because of the use of the Internet of Things.
AI Innovation Award
Artificial intelligence is driving transformation across sectors optimising operations, reducing costs and boosting customer satisfaction. This category is open to CSP or solution provider delivering an innovative solution for telco or enterprise customer.
Smart Places Project of the Year
Smart places are more than just cities. We are looking for a place, government body, CSP, vendor or SI / consultant who has developed a specific smart initiative or a range of linked projects that have had a positive social impact.