Smart is not only a well known telecom company in the Philippines, but it’s also a well known telecom company throughout Asia, hence why it is being nominated for several Telecom Asia Awards, which award telecom companies and their executives throughout Asia for their performance and innovation.
In 2012, Smart won Best Emerging Market Carrier, Telecom CEO of the Year for Smart president and chief executive officer Napoleon Nazareno, and Best Community Telecom Project for the m-health program Secured Health Information and Network Exchange (SHINE). This was also a first for the awards, as Smart became the first telecom company to get three awards in a single night.
Smart is looking to retain its title of Best Emerging Market Carrier for 2013, and was nominated along with Malaysia’s Axiata and Indonesia’s XL Axiata and 3 Indonesia. It is also looking to retain its Best Community Telecom Project award for Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) Mobile, which is an Android application of the Department of Science and Technology’s website for disaster prevention and mitigation.
A panel of industry experts will judge the finalists on the basis of innovation, financial performance, technology, market leadership, and corporate governance. The awards will be presented on April 17 in Malaysia.