Recognising outstanding automation & AI innovation that changes the way APAC’s future networks function and operate


Winners of the five categories were announced at FutureNet Asia 2022

2022 Finalists


The APAC Operator Award

The best example of a successful automation deployment

Winner: Smart Communications Inc. in collaboration with P.I. Works


Globe Telecom
Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison in collaboration with P.I. Works
Rakuten Mobile in collaboration with Rakuten Symphony
Singtel in collaboration with VMware
Smart Communications Inc. in collaboration with P.I. Works


The Automation Solution Award

The leading solution for network automation deployed in APAC

Winner: Rakuten Symphony


Blue Planet, A Division of Ciena
Rakuten Symphony
Spirent Communications


The Orchestration Award

The most innovative automated service orchestration solution deployed in APAC



Anuta Networks
Jio Platforms
Juniper Networks



The AIOps Award

The best operations solution incorporating AI functionality deployed in APAC

Winner: Nokia in collaboration with China Unicom


Nokia in collaboration with China Unicom
P.I. Works


The most innovative application of AI & Automation

to enhance customer experience in APAC

Winner: VMware


Globe Telecom
Juniper Networks
Nokia in collaboration with China Mobile


Amy Cameron, Principal Analyst, STL Partners

Jake Saunders, Managing Director APAC, ABI Research

Adeline Phua, Principal Analyst, Omdia


Roy Chua, Founder & Principal, Avid Think

Francis Haysom, Partner & Principal Analyst, Appledore Research

Awards winners announced at FutureNet Asia on the 18th of October    In-Person Registration

Past shortlisted & winning companies

China Unicom | Comarch | Rakuten Mobile | Rakuten Symphony | Huawei Technologies | Ericsson | LGU+ |  Microsoft | DISH Network | VMware | China Mobile | Blue Planet, a division of Ciena | Netcracker | HPE | Robin.IO and many more


“Industry validation from FutureNet World reinforces our goal of enabling more open, automated networks so end users can have stellar customer experiences”

Rick Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Blue Planet

“The fact is we were in a very competitive category  is certainly something we are very proud of, and I’m thrilled about”

Partha Seetala, Founder and CEO,

Why Enter?


Shortlisted entries become part of a press campaign reaching 20,000+ Telecoms professionals

Winning entries featured and companies interviewed for a ‘Winners Special’ editorial feature

We want to attract the best innovation from large and small companies alike – It’s free to enter for all!

Have your entry judged by leading analyst judges (soon to be announced)

Entry Criteria


Successful entries must demonstrate successful deployments in the Asia Pacific region and will include applications and reference points to illustrate this (one or more of):

1. Substantial reductions to the life cycle costs of operating a network

2. Driving revenue/commercial growth

3. Outstanding technical innovation

4. Adding new dimensions to customer experience