AIS flexes at the Asian level with two major awards uniquely amongst 49 countries
“CEO of the Year” and “Best Home Internet” at Asian Telecom Awards 2023 Underlining leadership in every aspect of Thailand’s telecom sector.
AIS has taken its place at the Asian level and brought honour to Thailand by winning two major awards at the Asian Telecom Awards 2023 — CEO of the Year and Broadband Telecom Company of the Year. Hosted by Asian Telecom, a Singapore-based publication widely recognised by operators in the region’s telecommunications industry, the awards are presented to Asia-based telecom companies who have achieved success by originating and innovating to become leaders of their markets and who are able to cope with a competitive environment efficiently.
TheAIS is the only telecom company from Thailand to have been chosen for this award from a pool of 49 countries. This highlights AIS’ leadership of the Thai telecom industry in providing service to the high standards of international operators.
AIS Chief Executive Somchai Lertsutiwong commented, “Telecom providers have evolved into Digital Life Service Providers. Now AIS has upgraded itself to the next level, into what we call a Cognitive Tech-Co. We are focused on building a resilient digital infrastructure, whilst enhancing our capabilities to add value to every business sector. We have assisted many companies to adapt in their internal Digital Transformation over the last few years. We enable company staff to understand transformation in its global context, whilst being open to re-skilling and up-skilling to develop the products and services demanded by customers and the general public.
“Being recognised by the Asian Telecom Awards 2023 is a demonstration of the power which AIS teams can achieve by working together to deliver the best digital experience in Thailand on a consistent basis. On behalf of the company and all of its staff, I would like to thank Asian Telecom for recognising AIS’ determination and vision to deploy digital infrastructure with the intention to improve the user experience and build extra capabilities for the nation.”
The Asian Telecom Awards are presented to Asian telecom companies with successful performance in both developing products by innovation to meet customer needs and dealing with competition efficiently. They are hosted by Asian Telecom in Singapore, and last year, AIS was able to win in three categories: Mobile Operator of the Year, Telecom Company of the Year, and Digital Initiative of the Year. This year, AIS has won two major awards as follows:
- CEO of the Year: AIS is the only company from 49 countries in the region to be honoured with this award, which is presented to telecom business leaders in the Asian region who have shown a clear vision and achieved excellence in business performance, in terms of both innovations, coping with competition and other challenges from the global situation. AIS has been able to demonstrate its potential as the pioneer provider of 5G service in Thailand in 2020, extending coverage to all of the country’s 77 provinces in a single year. The company has also been powered by the development of people for digital transformation at AIS Academy for Thais, which provides digital skills for employees and the Thai public.
- Broadband Telecom Company of the Year was won by AIS Fibre, the only Thai home Internet provider to win the award this year. It is presented to broadband telecom providers who have been outstanding for innovation and excellent service, as well as setting new standards for the Thai home internet industry. Customer care has been upgraded to 24-hour call-out teams for troubleshooting customer problems, innovating the fastest home Internet of 2 Gbps for the first time in Thailand, deploying AI in routers for better signal capabilities, and intelligent Wi-Fi, which can efficiently allocate user speeds consistent with the wide range of use cases of a family in their home.
Somchai concluded, “Both of the awards which we have received on this occasion spotlight the company’s vision and readiness to power sustainable growth for the benefit of our customers, the Thai people and Thailand itself in every dimension. We are extremely proud to be representing Thailand, and we hope that this will be a motivator for our AIS teams to continue in their dedication to their work so that we will continue to be a prototype for the telecom industry in delivering excellent user experiences to consumers.”
Advanced Info Service Public Company Limited (AIS) is the 5G Digital Service Provider with the most spectra to provide service, totalling 1420MHz. The company has the most subscribers in Thailand, counting over 46 million in December 2022. AIS is ready to power Thailand with 5G technology which currently covers 77 provinces through 3 core businesses: mobile phones, high-speed home broadband through AIS Fibre, and Digital Services in 5 aspects of video, the Cloud, digital payments, the Internet of Things (IoT) and services provided jointly with partners, including new sectors like AIS eSports and AIS Insurance Service. In realizing the vision of becoming a Cognitive Tech-Co, AIS will leverage its potential to support a robust digital infrastructure for the country, boost the industrial sector’s competitive potential and upgrade the quality of life for all Thais. Find us at www.ais.th