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XL Axiata Bags Three Awards at 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards

Singapore, 9 June 2011 - Frost & Sullivan today honoured and recognized ICT's best at the 8th annual Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2011 banquet held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore.

The Awards seek to recognize the outstanding performance by companies in the Enterprise, Telecom, and Service Provider segments of the Information, Communication and Technology industry.

XL Axiata walked away with three awards, the Wireless Service Provider of the Year award, the Service Provider of the Year award as well as the CEO of the Year.

"XL Axiata was able to record 27.0% revenue growth and an 8 percentage point increase in EBITDA margin to 52.7% in 2010 from 2009," said Marc Einstein, Industry Manager for ICT at Frost & Sullivan. "This drove Axiata Group Berhad's growth who reported US$5.1bn in revenue in 2011 which led all industry peers with a growth rate of 17.3% from 2009. The company also reported a significant increase growing from 5.1 percentage points from 2010 in EBITDA margin to reach 45.2%."

Axiata Group was awarded the Telecom Group of the Year award. Other notable recipients include Cisco Systems, Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, and SingTel.

"2010 was a year of muted recovery for the Asia Pacific ICT sector and in that environment certain players clearly demonstrated an outstanding performance in the market. Relentless focus on issues impacting their customers, product and service innovation with unflinching execution has been the hallmarks for their performance. These award recipients are shaping the Asia Pacific ICT landscape," said Nitin Bhat, Partner and Senior Vice President of ICT at Frost & Sullivan.

Frost & Sullivan identifies the outstanding industry achievements in the past year by companies in the regional and global markets, through in-depth interviews, market analysis, performance measurements, and benchmarking of market participants to bring unique best practices to fore front.

Award recipients were evaluated based on their revenue growth, market share gains, leadership in new product introduction and innovation, breadth of products and solutions, major customer acquisition, and business and market strategy.

The results are then presented to an independent panel of judges, comprising of influential personalities, decision-makers and thought leaders from the ICT sector across Asia pacific. To view the complete list of 2011 ICT Awards judging panel, please visit, http://www.ict-awards.com/judges.shtml

Saluting ICT's Best

Frost & Sullivan congratulates all the recipients of the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards.

2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards Recipients

Enterprise Vendor Categories Enterprise Telephony Vendor of the Year Cisco Systems
Network Security Vendor of the Year Check Point Software Technologies
Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Aegis
Business Process Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Tata Consultancy Services
Unified Communications Vendor of the Year Cisco Systems
Contact Center Applications Vendor of the Year Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories
Application Delivery Controller Vendor of the Year F5 Networks
WAN Optimization Controller Vendor of the Year Riverbed Technology
Enterprise Video Vendor of the Year Polycom
Conferencing and Collaboration Service Provider of the Year Intercall
Software as a Service Vendor of the Year Salesforce.com
Infrastructure as a Service Vendor of the Year Amazon Web Services
Telecom  Vendor Categories Telecom BSS Vendor of the Year Amdocs
Telecom Service Management Vendor of the Year Comptel Corporation
Telecom Managed Services Provider of the Year Ericsson
IPTV Vendor of the Year ZTE
Carrier Data Infrastructure Vendor of the Year Cisco Systems
Fixed Broadband Equipment Vendor of the Year Huawei
Wireless Infrastructure Vendor of the Year Nokia Siemens Networks
Service Provider Categories Managed Service Provider of the Year SingTel
Fixed Broadband Service Provider of the Year NTT
Data Communications Service Provider of the Year Orange Business Services
Emerging Market Service Provider of the Year Grameenphone
Wireless Data Service Provider of the Year Softbank
Wireless Service Provider of the Year XL Axiata
Best of the Best Most Innovative Application Provider of the Year Urban Planet Mobile
Vendor of the Year Huawei
Most Promising Service Provider of the Year emobile
Service Provider of the Year XL Axiata
Telecom Group of the Year Axiata Group
CEO of the Year: Service Provider Hasnul Suhaimi
President Director
XL Axiata

For more details on the 2011 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards log-on to www.ict-awards.com

Peoplexs and Robert Walters are Partner Sponsors while CIO Asia, MIS Asia and Computerworld Singapore, part of the Fairfax Business Media group, are Media Partners.

Frost & Sullivan celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. Frost & Sullivan is proud to be among the top 25 companies with a history of over 50 years that participates in the Information and Consulting Industry worth US$366 billion globally.

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Media contact:

Dewi Nuraini
Corporate Communications – Indonesia
Phone: +622 1571 0838
Email: dewi.nuraini@frost.com

Carrie Low
Corporate Communications – Asia Pacific
Phone: +603 6204 5910
Email: carrie.low@frost.com

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