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Press release: ITU Telecom World Awards 2016 winners announced...

ITU Telecom World Awards 2016 winners announced

Winners showcase innovation with social impact, from SMEs and corporations

Bangkok, 18 November 2016

​​​​ITU today announced the winners of its prestigious ITU Telecom World Awards, which recognize excellence and innovation in ICT solutions with social impact. The Awards were announced by ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao at a buzzing ceremony in the presence of H.E. Air Chief Marshal Prajin Juntong, Deputy Prime Minister and Acting Minister of Digital Economy and Society, Air Chief Marshal Thares Punsri, Chairman NBTC and ITU elected officials at the close of ITU Telecom World 2016. 

"It is tremendously exciting to see so many ideas, innovations and so much talent and creativity all in one place," Zhao said. "I hope that winning our Award and having their innovative solutions recognized by global experts will help these talented innovators grow and scale up their businesses, contributing fresh ideas and vision to our digital economy. I wish them every success." 

"We are making education accessible to all children around the world," said Alex Masika, head of business development at BRCK, the maker of rugged wireless and mobile wifi devices in Kenya and the winner of Telecom World 2016's Global SME Award. "I am happy that the impact we are making has been recognized."   

Winners, who took turns pitching their innovations during the event, were selected by an expert jury. ITU Telecom World Awards were open to all exhibitors and sponsors at ITU Telecom World in Bangkok. The awards were presented in three different categories: 

 Recognition of Excellence Certificates were presented for the best innovative exhibitor within each National Pavilion.

The ITU Telecom World 2016 Award winners and finalists are:

Recognition of Excellence Certificates:​ ​​

The ITU Telecom World Awards will continue to play an integral part at future ITU Telecom events, supporting innovative ICT solutions with social impact. For more information on ITU Telecom World 2016 click here.

ITU Telecom World heads next to Busan, Republic of Korea, where it will take place from 25-28 September, 2017.