PHOTO - (From left) Ong Swee Kheng, U Mobile's head of procurement & logistics; Lisy Lee, U Mobile's head of corporate communication; Too Tian Jen, U Mobile chief technology officer; and Sharon Teo, U Mobile's senior executive of corporate communication.
Malaysian 3G operator U Mobile has won the Frost & Sullivan 'Most Promising Service Provider of the Year' award for 2012 for its significant subscriber growth rate and disruptive service innovations, said the analyst firm.
U Mobile chief technology officer Too Tian Jen collected the award on behalf of U Mobile on the awards night on 13 April 2012 from Frost & Sullivan partner & Asia Pacific managing director Manoj Menon, who said that U Mobile joined the ranks of other outstanding players in the information, communication and technology (ICT) industry with its achievements.
U Mobile chief executive officer, Dr Kaizad Heerjee, later said: "I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to our customers, dealers and vendors who have shown unremitting support to U Mobile, which helped us garner this prestigious award. It is indeed an honour to be recognised by industry experts and it has certainly motivated us to continue to be bold and dynamic with our product offerings and business operations."
"The win is also a credit to our U Mobile team members, whose dedication and commitment to the company helped establish U Mobile as a reputable entity and a force to be reckoned within the industry," said Dr Kaizad, adding that the company's business and marketing strategies manifested in a string of many 'firsts in the market' through its three-pronged strategy - expanding network infrastructure, strengthening its brand through innovative product offerings and widening distribution channels.
This business strategy also helped U Mobile carve a milestone achievement in August 2011 when it reached one million subscribers with an increase of 900 percent within one year, he said.
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