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


Entries Open – Winners announced at FutureNet Asia 2024


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The APAC Operator Award

The best example of a successful automation deployment


The Orchestration Award

The most innovative automated service orchestration solution deployed in APAC


The AIOps Award

The best operations solution incorporating AI functionality deployed in APAC


The Network Sustainability Award

The best intelligent automation solution for network sustainability and energy efficiency


The Automation Solution Award

The leading solution for network automation deployed in APAC


The Network AI Award

The most innovative AI solution to enhance network performance


The Customer Experience Award

The most innovative application of AI & automation to enhance customer experience


The Technology Leader Award

Outstanding industry contribution (by nomination only)


2024 Judges

Shanthi Ravindran, Principal Analyst, Appledore Research

Jake Saunders, Managing Director APAC, ABI Research

Emma Buckland, Principal Analyst, STL Partners

Lian Jye Su, Chief Analyst, Omdia

Roy Chua, Founder & Principal, Avid Think

Sayali Borole, Senior Analyst, GSMA Intelligence

Nikhil Batra, Research Director, Telecom and IoT, IDC

Past shortlisted & winning companies

AIS | Smart Communications | Singtel | China Unicom |  Amdocs | P.I. Works | Rakuten Mobile | Juniper Networks | Rakuten Symphony | JIO |  Huawei Technologies | Ericsson | LGU+ |  Microsoft | Globe Telecom | VMware | China Mobile | Anuta Networks | Netcracker | Nokia | Blue Planet, A Division of Ciena | Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison and many more



29th May Entries open

14th August Entries Deadline

9th September Shortlist announced

17th September Winners announced at FutureNet Asia

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

Entries should be text only and not include supporting documentation or hyperlinks.

You may submit different entries to different categories, but not the same entry into multiple categories.

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    *May be entered either by an operator alone, or joint between a vendor and operator
  • See 'Entry Criteria' above for guidance. Do not use hyperlinks or images.
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