Smart Axiata Named Best Telecommunications Company and Best CSR Company in Cambodia Fifth Time in a Row!
For the fifth consecutive year, leading financial portal Global Banking and Finance Review (GBFR) has awarded Smart Axiata with the titles “Best Telecommunications Company Cambodia 2019” and “Best CSR Company Cambodia 2019”.
“Smart’s strategic vision, continued investment in technology, deployment of innovative services and commitment to the country’s socio-economic development in 2018, stood out from their competitors,” said GBFR editor Wanda Rich.
The telecommunications company has achieved many firsts on Cambodian market, such as being the first to bring 4G LTE technology to Cambodia in 2014, the first to launch 4.5G in 2017 and the first to launch direct operator billing with Apple and Google in 2018. It had also introduced numerous technological advances with Voice over Wi-Fi and eSIM services, home-based broadband service Smart @Home, as well as digital lifestyle and entertainment apps such as SmartNas and Pleng.
On the CSR side, Smart has implemented initiatives such as SmartEdu Discovery Day, SmartSpark, Cambodia Tech Summit, which contribute to over 1% of annual revenue in CSR programmes. An MoU worth 1.5 million USD was even signed with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to develop future digital talents through the SmartEdu Scholarship Programme and the SmartEdu University Student Development Programme. Thanks to Smart’s support, there is a brighter future waiting for many young Cambodians.
In response to the awards, Thomas Hundt, Chief Executive Officer of Smart Axiata, said, “To be named as the ‘Best Telecommunications Company’ and the ‘Best CSR Company’ for the fifth consecutive year shows how committed our company is towards shaping Cambodia’s future. We are also very proud of our CSR agenda and the work we do in supporting education, sports for development, environment and tech innovation for all Cambodians.”
Geeks in Cambodia congratulates Smart Axiata on maintaining their position as leader of Cambodia’s telecommunications industry and eagerly looks forward to their future progressive efforts in Cambodia’s telecommunications!