AIS Wins CEO of the Year and Broadband Telecom Company of the Year at Asian Telecom Awards 2023

AIS flexes at the Asian level with two major awards uniquely among 49 countries “CEO of the Year” and “Broadband Telecom Company of the Year” 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 bought renown to Thailand by winning two major awards: CEO of the Year and Broadband Telecom Company of the Year, at the Asian Telecom Awards 2023 hosted by Asian Business Review, a Singapore-based publication expert in ranking Asia-Pacific telecom companies, which are widely recognized by operators in the Asia-Pacific 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.

AIS 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.  

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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, while 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, while being open to re-skilling and up-skilling to develop the products and services demanded by customers and the general public.

“Being recognized 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 Business Review for recognizing AIS’ determination and vision to deploy digital infrastructure with the intention to improve the user experience and build extra capabilities for the nation.”


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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 Business Review 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 honored with this award, which is presented to telecom business leaders in the Asian region who have shown 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, which extended 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.image4 7

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.”