HONG KONG, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (SEHK:215, "the Group"), has won the Executive of the Year - Company Leadership Award plus runner-up honours in the Project of the Year category of the 2013 Capacity Global Carrier Awards.
The Capacity Magazine awards scheme enjoys high profile in the telecoms carrier industry and aims to recognise and commend operators demonstrating ongoing innovation, while providing products and services that make a genuine difference. This year, entrants competed in six categories.
Presented for the first time ever was the Executive of the Year - Company Leadership Award, which was conferred on Andrew Kwok, HGC's President of International and Carrier Business.
This jewel in the crown of the awards ceremony rewarded Andrew Kwok and his team for excellent performance and achievement in enhancing HGC's business growth in Asia. In particular, the award was made in recognition of expanding the business, developing international connectivity in Asia and other emerging markets and promoting development of the Conexus Mobile Alliance, as well as the wider telecoms industry.
The Project of the Year runner-up title was won by virtue of HGC's one-stop Carrier Network Extension Service (CNX). A statement from the panel of judges said: "HGC has enhanced both its services and technology offerings over the last 12 months, helping it to tap into new markets across Asia. Its Carrier Network Extension (CNX) solution has helped telecoms operators extend their network reach in a cost-effective way, without the stress of establishing their own networks. The company has also focused strongly on development of its content provider solution."
Andrew Kwok, HGC President of International and Carrier Business, said: "It is a great honour for HGC to win the Executive of the Year - Company Leadership Award, affirming management achievements in continuous growth of the business and expanding into niche markets. We are also delighted to win the runner-up title in the Project of the Year category. We believe the key to winning this accolade was that HGC pioneers in offering new services and one-stop shop telecoms solutions. Drawing on a full understanding of emerging market needs, HGC meets the comprehensive business development needs of carriers and guides them through the complexities of extending into the more challenging telecoms markets."
HGC is committed to exploring emerging markets and launched the world's first terrestrial cable connection between Vietnam and Hong Kong via mainland China in 2004. HGC was the first foreign telecoms operator to provide international connectivity between Greater Mekong Subregion member nations. In fact, HGC was an IP-VPN trailblazer in Myanmar back in 2008 and continues to introduce new services, including the recently-launched IPX service, plus ibizCloud and various Over-the-Top solutions.
About Hutchison Global Communications Limited
Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) owns one of the largest fibre-to-the-building telecommunications networks in Hong Kong. Since establishment in 1995, it has been fully committed to building its own optical-fibre network infrastructure and introducing advanced facilities. Coupled with its four cross-border routes integrated with all three of mainland China's tier-one telecommunications operators and world-class international network, HGC provides a comprehensive range of fixed-line telecommunications services locally and overseas. HGC is a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH, Stock Code: 215). HTHKH is a leading integrated telecommunications service operator, offering mobile and fixed-line services to local and international customers.
SOURCE Hutchison Global Communications