Australia’s largest telco, Telstra has managed to win the ‘Best Asia Telecom Carrier’ and ‘Best Asian Mobile Carrier’ awards at the 2008 Telecoms Asia Awards held in Thailand overnight.
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The final selection is made by an independent panel of industry experts based on financial performance, technology, market leadership and corporate governance.
Last year’s winner was SK Telecom, which took out the overall prize for Best Asian Telecom Carrier as well as Best Mobile Carrier.
In accepting the awards in Phuket, Telstra Executive Director Wireless Mike Wright said the awards “are testament to the efforts of our people who are the reason we continue to deliver on our world-leading five-year transformation program.
“We now rank at or near the top of our global peer group on many key financial performance measures and are the clear market leader in mobiles and broadband in Australia”, he said.
And according to Joseph Waring, Telecom Asia Group Editor, “… Telstra’s successes are clearly recognition for its rapid rollout and launch of Next G, and the impact the mobile broadband service has had on the market.”