Frost & Sullivan Recognises the Best ICT Players in Asia Pacific

~ Axiata Group, Ericsson, Huawei and SingTel bag multiple awards at the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards banquet ~

Jun 10, 2010, 09:00 ET from Frost & Sullivan

SINGAPORE, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan today hosted the annual Asia Pacific ICT Awards (http://www.ict-awards.com/) banquet at the Shangri-la Singapore.  Into its seventh year, the Awards program has since grown in size and stature and has become the hallmark event for the information & communication technologies (ICT) sector in this region.

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While a few notable companies have maintained their position consistently year after year showcasing their leadership and best practices, the awards have also demonstrated a dynamic honour roll that includes emerging players along with the 'big daddies' of the industry.

Among the consistent champions was IBM Daksh that has maintained its title as the Contact Center Outsourcing Service provider of the year, for the fifth year in a row and Huawei Technologies for the Fixed Broadband Equipment Vendor of the year, retaining the title for four consequent years.  

Other notable recipients who have maintained their 2009 positions were Microsoft for the Unified Communications Vendor of the year, Intercall for the Conferencing and Collaboration Service Provider of the year, Alcatel-Lucent for Optical Vendor of the year, and Axiata Group for the Best Telecom Group.

The Award program represents the entire spectrum of enterprise solution vendors, telecom equipment vendors and service providers in Asia Pacific. There is also a best-of-the-best category that recognises the best vendor, service provider, telecom group, innovative application and CEO of the year. The Awards are held annually and seek to recognize companies and individuals who have pushed the boundaries of excellence, rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance in the ICT industry across the region for base year 2009.

"Despite the difficult economic climate in 2009, the award recipients demonstrated great success. They attained key wins with strategies including product and service innovation, customer focus and robust business models. Vendors excelled by offering tailored solutions focusing on individual markets rather than just offering products. Successful service providers used bundling and blending of services and effective market segmentation to monetize their networks and maximize their return on network investments. The award recipients are industry leaders in Asia Pacific and are shaping the ICT landscape of this region," said Manoj Menon, Partner and Asia Pacific Managing Director at Frost & Sullivan.

Historically, Japanese, Korean, South Asian as well as Greater China players have dominated the take-up of these coveted titles. This year rising stars, from emerging markets such as Telkomsel from Indonesia, Metfone from Cambodia and Axiata from Bangladesh have ousted competition and claimed prestigious titles for themselves.

The selection process for Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards is a rigorous one. From a short-list of 85 top ICT players operating across Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan's team of analysts research and evaluate the contenders in each of the three categories.  The analysis of the evaluation is then presented to an independent panel of judges, comprising of influential personalities, decision-makers and thought leaders from the ICT sector across Asia pacific. To view the complete list of 2010 ICT Awards judging panel, please visit, http://www.ict-awards.com/judges.htm

All contenders were evaluated based on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy, amongst other category-specific criteria.


~ Frost & Sullivan congratulates all the outstanding recipients of the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards ~


Enterprise Vendor Category

Enterprise Telephony Vendor of the Year

Avaya

Network Security Vendor of the Year

Fortinet

Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year

IBM Daksh

Business Process Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year

Genpact

Unified Communications Vendor of the Year

Microsoft

Contact Center Applications Vendor of the Year

Aspect Software

Application Networking Vendor of the Year

Riverbed

Video Conferencing Vendor of the Year

Polycom

Conferencing & Collaboration Service Provider of the Year

Intercall

Telecom Vendor Category

Carrier Data Infrastructure Vendor of the Year

Juniper Networks

Fixed Broadband Equipment Vendor of the Year

Huawei

Optical Vendor of the Year

Alcatel-Lucent

Telecom Managed Services Provider of the Year

Ericsson

Wireless Infrastructure Vendor of the Year

Huawei

Telecom BSS Vendor of the Year

Amdocs

Telecom OSS Vendor of the Year

Clarity

IPTV Vendor of the Year

Ericsson

Service Provider Category

Managed Service Provider of the Year

SingTel

Fixed Broadband Service Provider of the Year

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone
Corporation

Data Communications Service Provider of the Year

SingTel

Emerging Market Service Provider of the Year

Axiata (Bangladesh) Limited

Wireless Data Service Provider of the Year

Celcom Axiata Berhad

Wireless Service Provider of the Year

PT Telekomunikasi Selular

Best of the Best Category

Most Innovative Application of the Year

T-Cash by SK Telecom

Vendor of the Year

Huawei

Most Promising Service Provider of the Year

Metfone

Service Provider of the Year

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk

Best Telecom Group

Axiata Group Berhad

CEO of the Year: Service Provider

Dato' Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim from
Axiata Group Berhad





RP International is the category sponsor for the 'service provider' category, Tech Mahindra is the silver sponsor, GN Netcom is the bronze sponsor while IXIA is the supporting sponsor for the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards.

The Wall Street Journal Asia is the official newspaper partner while PR Newswire is the official newswire for the banquet. Official online TV partner is Telecom TV, official business newspaper partner is the Malaysia Reserve, official business magazine is Business Today and the official online media partner is ZDNet Asia.

About the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

The Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards is held annually to recognize outstanding performance by companies and individuals in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in Asia Pacific. The awards are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. It has attracted some of the leading names in technology on a single platform to compete for the most coveted titles in ICT. Now in its seventh consecutive year, the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards will once again recognize companies and individuals that have pushed the boundaries of excellence - rising above the competition and demonstrating outstanding performance across the region. Benchmarked against the highest standards of measurement criteria, the recipients of these awards indeed represent the best-in-class in Asia Pacific. For more information on the awards, research and judging process, and past recipients, please visit www.ict-awards.com

About Frost & Sullivan

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