IDC Asia/Pacific Announces Winners of Its Telecom Service Provider Innovation Awards 2014
Singapore and Hong Kong, November 11, 2014 – IDC has announced the winners of its Telecom Service Provider Innovation (TSPI) Awards 2014.
Three Asian telecom service providers were recognized for their business foresight at IDC’s annual Asia/Pacific Telecom Summit, held in Singapore.
Submissions were scored according to the following key criteria: Effectiveness of implementations; angle of “innovation”; business advantages; impact on customers; market take-up; and response to market needs.
The projects and the winners were selected by a panel of independent industry practitioners, and IDC Asia Pacific Telecom and 4 Pillars’ Practice Leads.
The TSPI Awards was established to assess how well-prepared the region’s telecom service providers are in competing and leading the future service provider marketplace and recognize how they have leveraged innovation to achieve specific business objectives, including driving competitive differentiation, launch new products and services, and gain access to new markets and segments.
The following telecom service providers impressed the judges with their abilities to differentiate themselves in the marketplace with innovative new solutions and have leveraged technologies internally or through strategic partnerships to compete more effectively:
- Bharti Airtel
- NTT Communications
- Telkom Indonesia
“This year’s submissions were incredibly competitive which underscores how service providers are changing their business models and channel strategy,” says Dustin Kehoe, Program Director, Telecommunications, IDC Asia/Pacific.
“The result was carriers targeting new markets in different ways, building more robust back-end platforms and finding new market adjacencies as an extension to their core business. We congratulate all three recipients of the IDC Telecom Service Provider Innovation Awards for 2014.”
- Photo of award winners: (left to right) Taichi Hiramatsu, Director of Managed Services, NTT Communications; Dustin Kehoe, Program Director, Telecommunications, IDC Asia/Pacific; Phill Sporton, President Director, PT Teltranet Aplikasi Solusi; Rizkan Chandra, Network & IT Solution Director (CTO), Telkom Indonesia; and Mani Narang, Deputy General Manager, New Product Development, Mobile Data and Devices, Bharti Airtel
Name of telecom service provider: Bharti Airtel
Name of award: Most Innovative Consumer Offering
Bharti Airtel offers a free app on Android and iOS, or via mobile wap site (www.wynk.in). The Wynk catalogue has more than 1.7mil India and international songs across 12 languages, including latest releases and old classics. In a fragmented music content industry with rampant music piracy, Bharti Airtel is able to offer a one-stop music destination with unlimited audio streaming and internet radio with unlimited cache downloads, and MP3 song/album purchases, delivering unique experience to the Indian consumer market.
Name of telecom service provider: NTT Communications
Name of award: Most Innovative Enterprise Offering
NTT Communications (NTTC) has launched its global cloud platform and assembled managed services components for its outsourcing portfolio. Global Management One (GM1) is a single management platform and service delivery methodology for a wide range of managed services. The service portfolio provides a complete integrated service management platform for all services, replacing existing service management platforms leading to cost savings and operational efficiency. The portfolio seamlessly integrates with its cloud and network offerings and allows NTTC to provide remote management of the entire IT systems
Name of telecom service provider: Telkom Indonesia and Telstra
Name of award: Innovative Partnership
The joint venture between Telkom Indonesia and Telstra helps further develop and accelerate the ICT enterprise industry in Indonesia. The partnership provides managed telecom solutions in a form of network and application services (NAS) to Indonesian enterprises, MNCs and Australian companies operating in Indonesia. The joint venture provides a basis for future collaboration in Indonesia and potentially in other Asian countries in future for both telcos and helps establish competitive cost base for a sustainable and profitable long-term NAS business.
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