Wednesday, 23 August 2017

We are the champions, my friends

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 04 December 15

Wembley stadium, a DJ, a Queen tribute act, and the CEO of one of the world's biggest telcos made for a memorable World Communication Awards.

Wembley stadium has hosted some momentous events during its long history – the 1948 Olympics, the 1966 World Cup final, Live Aid etc. – but it reached a new peak this week as the setting for Total Telecom's 17th annual World Communication Awards. Hosted on Tuesday evening by BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, and overlooking the historic Wembley turf, our globe-spanning audience of senior telco executives was treated to a night of good food, auspicious prizes, and quite possibly the loudest guitar solo ever to introduce a telecoms awards ceremony. The night was rounded off by a well-drilled Queen tribute act; the amps and the outfits were all definitely turned up to 11. Qatar's Ooredoo made a good case for being inaugurated into the telco hall of fame…

Wembley stadium has hosted some momentous events during its long history – the 1948 Olympics, the 1966 World Cup final, Live Aid etc. – but it reached a new peak this week as the setting for Total Telecom's 17th annual World Communication Awards. Hosted on Tuesday evening by BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, and overlooking the historic Wembley turf, our globe-spanning audience of senior telco executives was treated to a night of good food, auspicious prizes, and quite possibly the loudest guitar solo ever to introduce a telecoms awards ceremony. The night was rounded off by a well-drilled Queen tribute act; the amps and the outfits were all definitely turned up to 11. Qatar's Ooredoo made a good case for being inaugurated into the telco hall of fame…

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