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  • 10 March, 2005 12:14

<p>Frost &amp; Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards 2005</p>
<p>Where the Best Vie for the Most Coveted Titles in ICT</p>
<p>SINGAPORE, March 9 -- Frost &amp; Sullivan today opened the call for nominations for its annual Asia Pacific Technology Awards. Held for the second time, the Frost &amp; Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards 2005 will once again recognize and honor outstanding performance by companies and individuals in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry across the region.</p>
<p>"Based on the same proven underlying research approach adopted in our detailed examination of companies and their performance, this year's awards will see more contenders bidding for each of the prestigious award as nominations will also be open for industry players to participate," said Manoj Menon, Partner at Frost &amp; Sullivan.</p>
<p>Frost &amp; Sullivan is pleased to invite companies to submit their nominations to be in the running for the 24 award categories offered this year. In addition to self-nominations, given our in-depth coverage and assessment of the industry, the Frost &amp; Sullivan team of analysts will also shortlist companies which are leaders and must-have challengers in their space.</p>
<p>Menon said, "Since successfully hosting the inaugural awards last year, we have had overwhelming feedback from industry players who want to be a part of the awards and benchmarked amongst the peers in their class. We have therefore taken a slightly different approach this year in the nomination process allowing any ICT vendor, service provider and individual who believe they have a skin in the game to nominate themselves in the various categories.</p>
<p>"Employing the same stringent measurement standards that has been the hallmark of Frost &amp; Sullivan globally in evaluating the companies, this will prove to be a true test of may the best man or company win," he added.</p>
<p>Frost &amp; Sullivan invites companies and individuals to nominate themselves for the 24 award categories of the year (OTY) to be offered within three main clusters: 'Vendor', 'Service Provider' and the 'Best of the Best'. Nominations may be submitted online at Nominations close April 22, 2005.
The award categories to be contested are:</p>
- Most Promising Vendor of the Year
- Enterprise Telephony Vendor of the Year
- Call Center Applications Vendor of the Year
- Security Network Vendor of the Year
- Operational CRM Vendor of the Year
- Business Intelligence Vendor of the Year
- Next Generation Network Infrastructure Vendor
- Wireless Infrastructure Vendor of the Year
- Billing Solutions Vendor of the Year
- Broadband Equipment Vendor of the Year
- Optical Vendor of the Year
- Storage Vendor of the Year</p>
<p>Service Providers
- Wireless Service Provider of the Year
- Service Provider of the Year
- Competitive Service Provider
- Next Generation Network Service Provider
- Broadband Service Provider
- Wireless Content Service Provider
- Data Communications Service Provider
- Most Promising Service Provider</p>
<p>Best of the Best
- CEO of the Year: Vendor
- CEO of the Year: Service Provider
- Most Innovative Application /Product of the Year
- Regulator of the Year</p>
<p>All submissions will be evaluated based on actual market performance indicators of revenue growth, market share and growth in market share, leadership in product innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisitions, and business and market strategy.</p>
<p>The findings of the detailed examination will then be presented to a panel of independent judges comprising influential personalities and leaders in Asia Pacific's ICT industry. The line-up of judges includes key decision makers and representatives from Lucent, Asia Netcom, Alcatel, Equant, Telekom Malaysia, Convergys, StarHub, Juniper Networks, PCCW and the media.</p>
<p>The deserving recipients will be awarded their coveted titles at a banquet to be held in conjunction with CommunicAsia2005 and EnterpriseIT2005 on June 15, 2005.</p>
<p>The Frost &amp; Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards 2005 is supported by CommunicAsia2005 and EnterpriseIT2005, and is hosted in partnership with the CMP Business Media group as the official media and marketing partner.</p>
<p>"We are pleased to offer our support to the Frost &amp; Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards. The Awards ceremony is one of many exciting events in the line-up of activities held concurrently with CommunicAsia2005. Some of our exhibitors will be recipients of these esteemed awards, so it is certainly timely for Frost &amp; Sullivan to hold their Awards at the same time as CommunicAsia, where the business of technology comes to life," said Victor Wong, Project Director for Communication Events, Singapore Exhibition Services.
Last year's award recipients include Alcatel, SingTel, Samsung, Juniper Networks, IBM Global Services, Ericsson, Huawei Technologies, Avaya, Cisco Systems, Convergys and Siebel Systems.</p>
<p>About CMP Business Media
CMP Business Media Pte Ltd is the high-tech media business unit of CMP Asia that operates in 20 market sectors through its regional headquarters in Hong Kong with over 330 staff in 12 major cities in Asia. It has over 100 media products including over 60 trade shows, as well as conferences and seminars, and 8 publications with associated B2B Web sites.</p>
<p>In Asia, CMP publishes Asia Computer Weekly, Network Computing Asia, Teledotcom, and complements these with as well as events across Asia-Pacific. Capitalizing on its editorial strength, CMP is uniquely positioned to offer marketers comprehensive, multiple media solutions tailored to meet the entire technology spectrum - the builders, sellers and users of technology worldwide.
About CommunicAsia2005</p>
<p>Established since 1979, CommunicAsia, an IT &amp; Communications exhibition for Asia is where the business of technology comes to life. Covering a wide spectrum of the ICT industry, CommunicAsia2005 will be held from 14 - 17 June 2005 at Singapore Expo. Incorporated within CommunicAsia2005 are sub-shows MobileCommAsia2005, NetworkAsia2005 and SatComm2005 that cover mobile networks and applications, network technologies and satellite communications respectively.</p>
<p>In 2004, CommunicAsia featured over 1,300 exhibiting companies representing 52 countries/regions and attracted over 45,000 business professionals from 90 nations. The show also hosted over 800 conference speakers and delegates from 65 countries/regions, making it the premier platform for business networking in the ICT industry. CommunicAsia is organized by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), Asia's top organiser of trade events with a diverse portfolio of exhibitions and conferences in sectors such as Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle. For more information, please visit:</p>
<p>About EnterpriseIT2005
EnterpriseIT2005 provides innovative IT solutions that help companies lower their cost structures and improve the efficiency of business processes. EnterpriseIT showcases the latest enterprise solutions for industries such as banking, logistics, healthcare, education, transportation, government among others. The exhibition will be held from 14 - 17 June 2005 at the Singapore Expo in conjunction with CommunicAsia2005, a communications &amp; IT exhibition for Asia.
In 2004, EnterpriseIT and CommunicAsia featured over 1,500 exhibiting companies representing 52 countries and attracted over 45,000 business professionals from 90 nations. EnterpriseIT is organized by Singapore Exhibition Services (SES), Asia's top organiser of trade events with a diverse portfolio of exhibitions and conferences in sectors such as Communications, Engineering, Machinery and Lifestyle. For more information, please visit</p>
<p>About the Frost &amp; Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards
The Frost &amp; Sullivan Asia Pacific Technology Awards is held annually to recognize outstanding performance by companies and individuals in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in Asia Pacific. The awards seek to showcase best practices in the vendor and service provider segments which are synonymous with Frost &amp; Sullivan's in-depth analysis and coverage of the technology industry. It has attracted some of the leading names in technology on a single platform to compete for the most coveted titles in technology. Benchmarked against the highest standards of measurement criteria, the recipients of these awards indeed represent the best-of-breed in Asia Pacific. For more information on the awards, please visit</p>
<p>About Frost &amp; Sullivan, Technology Practice, Asia Pacific
Frost &amp; Sullivan Technology Practice division has the largest team of analysts in Asia Pacific dedicated to researching the telecommunications, network convergence and enterprise solutions markets as well as emerging technology trends in the region. Our team of highly experienced analysts and consultants operating in a network of offices across Asia Pacific are committed to providing growth consulting solutions to our valued clients, which includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies as well as the investment community.
We deliver sterling customer-focused solutions to our strategic partners and clients through cutting-edge resources which have over the years powered industry leaders and corporations onto the winning track. Our detailed examination and rigorous analysis of the regions' information and communications technology and telecommunications industry provide business intelligence to some of the largest and most influential companies in these fields. For more information, visit</p>
<p>For media inquiries:</p>
<p>CMP Business Media
Lauryn Tang
Frost &amp; Sullivan</p>
<p>Sarah Lourdes
DID: +603-6204-5878</p>
<p>Sharmin Jassal
DID: +603-6204-5869</p>

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