Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Friday Review: White out

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Singapore
Friday 21 June 13

Telecoms execs brave the haze in Singapore to discuss networks and services innovation, and to pick up their trophies at this year's Asia Communication Awards.

There was quite an atmosphere in Singapore this week, and I'm not just talking about the haze enveloping the city and hiding the view. You still can't see a whole lot out there, incidentally; air pollution levels have soared to record highs and the smog has impacted visibility to such an extent that looking out of my hotel room almost feels like being in the middle of a blizzard. That didn't stop 200 of the Asian telecoms industry's top executives from congregating at the third annual Asia Communication Awards last night. There was anticipation in the air as they waited to see who would take home the trophies in the 15 categories that included the highly-coveted Operator of the Year and CEO of the Year, the latter being selected by readers of Total Telecom. Tata Communications' Vinod Kumar was named the Asian telecoms industry's top chief executive; StarHub scooped up Operator of the Year as well as Best Brand; SingTel won both business services categories &ndash…

There was quite an atmosphere in Singapore this week, and I'm not just talking about the haze enveloping the city and hiding the view. You still can't see a whole lot out there, incidentally; air pollution levels have soared to record highs and the smog has impacted visibility to such an extent that looking out of my hotel room almost feels like being in the middle of a blizzard. That didn't stop 200 of the Asian telecoms industry's top executives from congregating at the third annual Asia Communication Awards last night. There was anticipation in the air as they waited to see who would take home the trophies in the 15 categories that included the highly-coveted Operator of the Year and CEO of the Year, the latter being selected by readers of Total Telecom. Tata Communications' Vinod Kumar was named the Asian telecoms industry's top chief executive; StarHub scooped up Operator of the Year as well as Best Brand; SingTel won both business services categories &ndash…

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