Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu is finalist in the Telco CEO of the Year category in the 16th Telecom Asia Awards.
Globe Telecom has been recognized as one of the top finalists in the prestigious Telecom Asia Awards, garnering the most number of nominations among Philippine telco contenders with four (4) finalist citations.
Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu leads the nominations as one of the top contenders in the Telecom CEO of the Year category, joining CEOs from Telstra of Australia, Celcom Axiata and YTL of Malaysia, BT Global Services of the United Kingdom, and Softbank of Japan in the roster of finalists.
Cu has been the driving force behind the success of Globe, sustaining the company’s momentum with record-high revenue growth and increased number of subscribers in 2012. For his sterling performance as CEO last year, Cu was named CEO of the Year (Service Provider) by global business research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan in its 2012 Asia Pacific ICT Awards. Globe Telecom on the other hand was named CNET Asia Readers Choice Awards’ Best Telco in the Philippines, as well as Frost & Sullivan’s Philippines Telecom Service Provider and Broadband Service Provider of the year.
Globe Broadband was also recognized as finalist in the Best Broadband Carrier Category. Through its Tattoo brand, Globe Broadband has changed the landscape of the Philippine broadband industry with its innovative promos and offers that significantly contributed to the growth of Globe through the years. As a testament to Tattoo’s success, the brand received a back-to-back recognition from Frost & Sullivan as the Best Broadband Service Provider of the Year in the Philippines in 2011 and 2012.
In addition, Globe is also nominated in the Most Innovative Telecom Project Category for its pioneering postpaid plan My Super Plan. Considered to be a game-changing innovation in the Philippine telecommunications, My Super Plan is a set of personalized, customized, and fully-customizable postpaid plans where subscribers have the flexibility to design their own plans by choosing the best mix of voice, SMS, and browsing services that they need, change them as often as monthly, and pay a monthly fee that best fits their budgets. For the past two years, Globe has attributed the success, growth, and undisputed leadership of its postpaid business to My Super Plan.
Lastly, Globe, through its flagship corporate social responsibility (CSR) program Globe Bridging Communities (BridgeCom) is also shortlisted in the Best Community Telecom Project Category. Globe BridgeCom, the company’s multi-awarded CSR program has been providing significant contribution in addressing issues involving the marginalized sectors of the country through its five advocacies—good governance, excellence in social services delivery, entrepreneurship, environment and sustainability, and active citizenship through volunteerism. Through Globe BridgeCom, Globe is the first Philippine telco firm to win in the Social Empowerment Category of the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards (AREA) 2012 Southeast Asia, attesting to the company’s commitment to transform communities through innovative ICT solutions.
Now on its 16th year, the Telecom Asia Awards is the region’s longest-running and most prestigious telecom industry awards, recognizing the most innovative and outstanding performance by Asian service providers and industry executives. The Telecom Asia Awards is organized by Telecom Asia, Asia’s largest regional telecom publishing group. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 17, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur.