Smart, Globe enter World Communication Awards 2012 finals


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Smart has been shortlisted in four categories of the prestigious World Communication Awards. President and CEO, Napoloeon L. Nazareno, is one of the nominees for CEO of the Year, while Smart is also one of the finalists in the Best Operator in a Developing Market category--competing against Bharti Airtel, the CVT Group, Liquid Telecom, and Viettel-Unitel. Nominated under the Social contribution category is SHINE or the Secured Health Information Network and Exchange, while Smart’s Green Merchandising Program is shortlisted under the Green Award cetegory.


Smart, Globe at World Communication Awards 2012
Photo: Smart, Globe at World Communication Awards 2012

On the other hand, Globe Telecom’s CEO Ernest Cu is also shorlisted for the CEO of the Year Award.

Twelve CEO's of global telecom operators have made the shortlist for this year's CEO of the Year, nominated by the readers of Total Telecom, the Judges of the World Communication Awards, and our editorial team. The decision over the winner will be made based on the votes of the industry, so this is your chance to vote for the THREE executives that you feel have performed the best and stood out from the crowd in the period 1 January 2011 to 30 April 2012.

Here is the list of nominees/shorlist announced by WCA:


BEST BRAND CAMPAIGN
Idea Cellular Limited - 3G Population Theme Campaign
KT - LTE WARP
Tata Communications

BEST CLOUD SERVICE
BT Global Services - BT Radianz Cloud
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited - SmartCLOUD cloud computing solutions
Interoute - Virtual Data Centre
Orange Business Services - Business Together as a service from Orange Business Services
Singapore Telecommunications Limited - SingTel PowerOn

BEST CONTENT SERVICE
KT - Genie
Portugal Telecom - MEO SECRET STORY - Interactive Channel and TV App
Television Broadcast Limited (TVB) - myTV powered by QuickPlay Media's OpenVideo Platform
Türk Telekom - Books on the phone project

BEST CUSTOMER CARE
Bite Lithuania - Bite Lietuva Long-term Customer Care Program
Optimus - Make it easier - Optimus Customer Care
Orange Business Services - A year in customer care

Roshan
Tata Communications - Singapore Airlines of Telecoms

Turkcell - Gencaver - someone like me

BEST GLOBAL OPERATOR
BT Global Services
Orange Business Services


BEST MOBILE OPERATOR
Etisalat
Maxis Berhad
Telstra Corporation Limited - Telstra Next G

Zain Group

BEST NEW SERVICE: CONSUMER
Comviva - Comviva mobiquity mTicketing
Etisalat - Mobile Baby (mHealth)
KT - Kibot2
Orange Business Services - Orange money in Madagascar

BEST NEW SERVICE: ENTERPRISE
Infinite Convergence
Orange Business Services - Flexible SSL
Singapore Telecommunications Limited - Singtel Electronic Bandwith On-Demand (eBOD)
Tata Communications -
OffNet DDos Detection and Mitigation Service
TeleWare Plc - TeleWare Mobile Compliance
Virtela
- Virtela Managed IT Infrastructure Service

BEST OPERATOR IN A DEVELOPING MARKET
Bharti Airtel Ltd
CVT Group
Liquid Telecom - Zambia and Zimbabwe

Smart Communications Inc
Unitel

BEST SERVICE PROVIDER
Etisalat
Hutchison Global Communications Limited
Unitel
Virtela Technology Services Inc

BEST WHOLESALE CARRIER
GTS Central Europe - GTS Europe International Services
Interoute - Helping connect the information world

Liquid Telecom
Tata Communications - Wholesale Business
TeliaSonera International Carrier

PROJECT OF THE YEAR
BT Wholesale - Multi-operator train of a shared 4G LTE network - BT and Everything Everywhere
Orange Business Services - Galerie Video from Orange Business Services
TeliaSonera International Carrier - Multi-terabit Outsourcing capability
Telstra - Telstra Emergency Alert System (EA) Version 2
Telstra Corporation Limited - Telstra's National Train Communication System (NTCS) Project
Türk Telekom - Books on the phone project

SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION AWARD
Etisalat - Mobile Baby (mHealth)
Orange - Orange Community Phone
Orascom Telecom Bangladesh Limited - Bangalink Mobile Charging Station
Roshan
Smart Communications Inc - SHINE (Secured Health Information Network and Exchange)
Viettel
Vodafone Turkey - Farmer Club

THE ALIREZA MAHMOODSHAHI TECHNOLOGY FORESIGHT AWARD
Actelis - Broadband Accelerator (BBA)
Bluwan S.A - Fibre Through the Air Next Generation
Ciena - WaveLogic 3 Coherent Optical Processors

Mobilis Networks Limited - M-Wallet POS Gateway
Qualcomm Incorporated - Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 Processor
Turkcell Teknoloji - NODI

THE GREEN AWARD
Smart Communications Inc - Smart Green Merchandising
Tulip Telecom Limited - Tulip Data City
Türk Telekom - Environment Friendly Communication Program
Vipnet d.oo
Zain Jordan - Handset Recycling Program
BEST PLACE TO WORK
Colt Technology Services
Hello Axiata Company Ltd.
Roshan Telecom
StarHub Ltd
Vodafone Turkey
Zain Jordan

CEO OF THE YEAR: Click here to view the candidates and vote for the winner!
 
Name of CEO:Company
Daniel Hajj AboumradAmérica Móvil
Osman Sultandu
Stéphane RichardFrance Telecom-Orange
Xavier NielFree
Ernest L. CuGlobe Telecom
Michael LaiP1 (Packet One Network Malaysia)
Karim KhojaRoshan
Napoleon L. NazarenoSmart Communications, Inc.
Hannes AmetsreiterTelekom Austria Group
Darren EntwistleTELUS Corporation
Lowell McAdamVerizon Communications
Vittorio ColaoVodafone
The World Communication Awards recognise the companies and individuals responsible for the innovations, achievements and great new services that are helping to build tomorrows industry. The Awards are open to all communications providers, whether they are a traditional carrier, service provider, multimedia content provider or another organisation providing a communication service.

The awards focus on the big issues, while encouraging more entries from communications providers across the globe, both large and small, to ensure the awards can truly claim ’world’ status.
Winners will be announced November 13, 2012.


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