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    Smart, Globe enter World Communication Awards 2012 finals

    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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