Ncell bags ‘Telecom Company of the Year’ and ‘Infrastructure Initiative of the Year’ awards 

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Kathmandu: Ncell Axiata Ltd has bagged the ‘Telecom Company of the Year’ and ‘Infrastructure Initiative of the Year’ awards at the 2022 Asian Telecom Awards.

The company was recognized with the two awards for its remarkable performance and establishment of the Integrated Data Centre (IDC), according to a press statement issued by Ncell. 

The prolonged impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has affected every sector and telecom companies were driven to develop and launch new features and plan to keep serving consumers and stay competitive. “To recognize these extraordinary organizations in the Asia Pacific that showed resilience and outstanding performance, the Asian Telecom Awards 2022 honored these companies who were able to navigate their way despite various challenges in the market whilst providing relevant and award-winning products and services,” states the Asian Telecom Awards. 

“Ncell was honored with the ‘Telecom Company of the Year Award’ for providing a reliable network to Nepal’s population, whilst also contributing to the government’s effort in raising Covid-19 awareness through mass media and its own mobile network. The company also received the ‘Infrastructure Initiative of the Year’ award for its resilient effort in building a state-of-the-art cutting-edge IDC, contributing to the government’s initiative in establishing a backbone for its digitalization drive,” the statement reads.

“We are truly honored to receive the prestigious Asian Telecom Awards in two categories. These wins reflect how we have been contributing to the people and the country. This is also a recognition for what we have done in response to the Covid-19 since 2020 and our continuous digitalization journey,” the statement quotes Andy Chong, CEO of Ncell, as saying. 

“Our achievements are shaped by the strength of the foundations we have put in place, and I would like to thank our employees for their dedication and commitment to excellence.”

According to Ncell, it was the first private entity to support the government by contributing Rs 100 million to the government-established Covid-19 Infection Prevention, Control, and Treatment Fund to support Covid-19 response.

As a part of its CSR, the company also collaborated with the Ministry of Health and Population as an exclusive partner to raise awareness on Covid-19 to endorse key behavioral changes amongst the general public as a prevention against the spread of Covid-19, it said. 

In 2021 too, Ncell bagged multiple prestigious awards which include ‘Most Impactful Sustainability Initiative’ and ‘Best Overall COVID-19 Response’ in Axiata Senior Leadership Awards 2021; ‘The Social Contribution Award’ and ‘Crisis Response Award’ in World Communication Awards (WCA) 2021; ‘Innovative Health Solutions Award (Private Sector/NGO)’ in World Information Technology and Services Alliance (WITSA) Global ICT Excellence Awards – Merit Award 2021; ‘Telecom CEO of the Year’ and ‘Most Socially Responsible Telecom Company’ in Global Business Outlook (GBO) Awards 2021 and ‘National HR Excellence Awards 2020’ HR Meet 2021, Growth Sellers Private Limited.

Similarly, other awards coffered to Ncell in 2021 were ‘Asia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2021’ by Employer Branding Institute, World Human Resource Development Congress and Stars of the Industry Group, ‘Health Tech Award 2021’ by Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) Awards and ‘TM Forum Catalyst Team Award 2021-Sustainability leadership’ by TM Forum’s 2021 Catalyst awards.