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If you want to find out more about becoming or choosing an outstanding ICT company, Ocean82 CEO, Janet Watkin, will be running a session at this years Total Telecom Festival - come along and join the debate.
To get you as eager as we are, here are a handful of sessions we can’t wait to see adn you can't afford to miss.
Tuesday 2 December 9.35 Keynote Speaker: Re-defining the Telco-OTT relationship: From Telco to Digital Company Alex Sinaga, Chief Executive Officer, Telkomsel
10.05 Keynote Speaker: Future proofing the network and what lies ahead for the mobile operator Fotis Karonis, Chief Technology Officer, EE
15.00 The next step for network service providers in the age of the digital ecosystem Stephen Shurrock, Director of Innovation and Digital Disruption, Telefonica O2 Ireland Limited
and Chris Lewis, MD, Lewis Insight
18.30 The 16th World Communication Awards
The biggest and most prestigious party in telecoms.
Wednesday 3 December 11.15 THE HANGOVER SESSIONS
Day Two of the Festival will do something that has never been done before. WCA winners will present to the delegation. Exploring the key factors as to why they won their awards, promoting best practice, innovative thinking and thought leadership. Whether you win an award or you want to know what you need to do to win in future, these sessions are not to be missed.
As part of the World Communication Awards we’re releasing a set of Category Spotlights (in countdown fashion of course) highlighting the finalists for that particular category. We started things off last week with the Best Brand Campaign and now we turn our attention to the Best Global Operator category.
AT&T is one of the most honoured communications holdings companies in the world, operating in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia with customers in practically every country on the planet.
With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best global wireless coverage, based on offering roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier, and offers the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. The sheer amount of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
NTT are the top ranked telecommunications company in the world. The company offers seamless services in 196 countries/regions, operates more than 150 data centres, has one of the world's largest IP backbones and is Asia’s largest network wholesaler. With Enterprise customers outside Japan number over 3,400. NTT Com has formulated a global cloud vision as a strategic plan for increasing revenue and profits in the enterprise sector.
Tata Communications provides innovative services across 6 continents through N industry-leading global infrastructure, and is supported by staff in over 40 countries. A Tier-1 global IP network that spans Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. With a massive global customer base including; 3,000 large enterprises, 1,600 service providers and 700 mobile operators.
It’s also worth noting that in April 2014 Tata Communications was for the first time awarded a position in the ‘Leaders’ quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Global Network Service providers. The Magic Quadrant evaluates companies based on ‘completeness of vision’ and ‘ability to execute’.
Telstra Corporation Limited (“Telstra”) is one of Australia’s leading telecommunications and media services companies. It is a global supplier of managed network services and international data, voice and satellite services, providing scalable and reliable managed network services.
Telstra has a global footprint in Asia, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas. Its network capabilities are among the largest and most diverse in Asia Pacific. With its international presence including and international Group, headquartered in Hong Kong; Access to 230 countries and territories and more than 2,000 PoPs around the world; A network that stretches over 364,000km around the globe, nearly half the traffic from which feeds into major hubs in Hong Kong and Australia; and a global presence with over 4,000 staff in more than 20 countries.
Telstra’s aspiration is to provide the best service in its industry and has been working hard to put the customer at the centre of everything it does every day. Today, Telstra has about 75,000 more advocates and around 160,000 less detractors than last year and it’s clear that efforts are having a positive impact.