Along with industry rival Smart, who gathered three nominations, Globe has also made a splash at the prestigious Telecom Asia Awards by gathering four nominations, giving the Philippines two strong contenders at the award show.
Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu is up for the Telecom CEO of the Year Award. He will face the CEOs of Telstra (Australia), Celcom Axiata (Malaysia), YTL (Malaysia), BT Global Services (United Kingdom) and Softbank (Japan) for the award. Globe and Cu are no strangers to awards. Globe was also named CNET Asia Readers Choice Awards’ Best Telco in the Philippines and Frost & Sullivan’s Philippines Telecom Service Provider and Broadband Service Provider of the Year. Cu was also named CEO of the Year at the 2012 Asia Pacific ICT Awards. Globe was also nominated as a finalist in the Best Broadband Carrier category through its Tattoo brand. Tattoo has served as Globe’s broadband service, and has also received recognition from Frost & Sullivan as the Best Broadband Service Provider of the Year in the Philippines in 2011 and 2012.
Globe was also nominated for the Most Innovative Telecom Project category for the My Super Plan postpaid plan. My Super Plan allows users to be in charge of their plans, giving them the ability to customize their plans to fit their needs. Users can mix and match voice, SMS and web browsing plans that they need without locking them into a long-term contract, allowing them to change their plans as often as monthly, and paying a monthly fee that best fits their budgets. Globe has attributed the success, growth, and leadership in the postpaid business to My Super Plan.
Globe, through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) program Globe Bridging Communities (BridgeCom) was also nominated for the Best Community Telecom Project category. Globe BridgeCom has previously won the 2012 Social Empowerment Category Award at the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA). It has addressed issues using its five point advocacy—good governance, excellence in social services delivery, entrepreneurship, environment and sustainability, and active citizenship through volunteerism.
The Telecom Asia Awards recognizes the most innovative and outstanding performances by both the service providers and their executives. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 17, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.