Held for the third consecutive year, the awards seek to recognize outstanding performance and industry achievements by companies in the field of telecommunications/ICT in Malaysia for financial year 2006, many of which are homegrown companies.
The awards will held on Thursday, May 24, 2007, at the Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, and will be officiated by the Deputy Minister of Energy, Water and Communications, YB Dato’ Shaziman Abu Mansor.
“2006 has been an outstanding year for Malaysian telecom companies. The high intensity of competition has helped usher strong growth in the local industry. Importantly, it has helped Malaysian companies compete effectively and grow their businesses in the global market. Several local companies are now strong regional players. The global industry is closely watching and learning from the best practices of these companies,” says Manoj Menon, partner at global growth consulting company, Frost & Sullivan.
Some of the recipients of the 2006 awards who will be defending their titles this year are Maxis, TM (Telekom Malaysia Berhad), DiGi, SCAN Associates, AKN Messaging Technologies, TM Net and VSource.
“The Malaysian industry is also doing very well on the innovation front. The industry development policies by the government as well as access to capital markets have helped in the establishment and growth of companies in the areas of mobile content, call center outsourcing, security, IP telephony and managed services. These segments represent the next wave of growth opportunities in the region and the industry is in a good position to capitalize on them,” adds Menon.
The contenders are evaluated on a variety of actual market performance indicators which include revenue growth; market share and growth in market share; leadership in product innovation; breadth of products and solutions; major customer acquisitions; subscriber base and growth in subscriber base; ARPU (average revenue per user) and growth in ARPU; data strategy; and next generation service strategy.
A team of some 25 highly qualified analysts and consultants at Frost & Sullivan are involved in the short listing, evaluation and research process, applying the same thorough approach that has been the hallmark of Frost & Sullivan globally.
The findings of the detailed evaluation are then presented to an independent panel of judges comprising influential personalities, decision makers and industry leaders, who have in themselves pushed the boundaries of innovation and corporate excellence, in deciding the recipients in each category.
On the distinguished panel of judges are:
1. Manoj Menon - Partner, Frost & Sullivan
2. Teyew Sin Siew - Director of Telecoms (Asia-Pacific), Frost & Sullivan
3. Vinodhani Nair - Editor, Business Today
4. Steven Tai - Head, Customer Marketing & Communications, Nokia Siemens Networks
5. Norehan Yahya - General Manager, Technology Development, Maxis Communications
6. Wendy Koh - Sales Director, ASEAN, Juniper Networks
7. Yee Kin Mun - Senior Director of Sales, Malaysia & Brunei, Motorola Electronics
8. Zamani Zakariah - Head of MyICMS, Technology & Standards Division, Malaysian Communication & Multimedia Commission
9. Stefan Carlsson - Chief Financial Officer, DiGi
10. Tan Eng Suan - Senior Vice President, 3G Strategy, Time.com
11. Zainal Amanshah - Group CEO, REDtone
12. Krishna Kumar Guda - President & Country Manager, Ericsson Malaysia
13. Pierre Cheyron - Country Senior Officer/Managing Director, Alcatel-Lucent Malaysia
Business Today is the official magazine of the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards. Sponsors of the awards include Tech Mahindra, QucomHaps Malaysia and Sitronics.
About the Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards
Founded in 1961, Frost & Sullivan is recognized as a global leader in growth consulting. The Frost & Sullivan Awards, introduced globally five years ago, are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices in their industry, commending the diligence, commitment, and innovative business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Held in Malaysia for the third consecutive year, the '2007 Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards' will once again recognize outstanding performance and industry achievements by companies in Malaysia in the field of telecommunications/ICT.
About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting company, has been partnering with clients to support the development of innovative strategies for more than 40 years. The company's industry expertise integrates growth consulting, growth partnership services and corporate management training to identify and develop opportunities. Frost & Sullivan serves an extensive clientele that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, and the investment community, by providing comprehensive industry coverage that reflects a unique global perspective and combines ongoing analysis of markets, technologies, econometrics, and demographics.