Sunil Bharti Mittal was voted Telecom Person of the Year at the Tele.net Awards. Bharti Airtel also bagged awards in four other categories – Most Admired Organisation, Best National Mobile Operator, Best Internet and Broadband Operator and Best Ad Campaign. BSNL won the awards for Best National Fixed Line Operator and Best Rural Deployment.
TRAI Chairman Nripendra Misra gave away the Awards to the winners in 11 categories at a ceremony held in Delhi on March 14. The winners were selected on the basis of an extensive survey conducted among a carefully selected group of industry professionals, sector experts and key consumers.
Other award winners included Aircel for Best Regional Operator, VSNL (Tata Communications) for Best Long Distance Operator, Hughes Communications for Best VSAT Operator, GTL Ltd for Best Shared Infrastructure Provider, Rediffusion DYR, Vodafone Essar and O&M India for Best Ad Campaign.
Tele.net is a monthly magazine targeted especially at telecom service providers and large enterprise customers. It covers all segments of the sector – fixed, wireless, broadband, long distance, satellite-based services, etc.
The magazine is part of India Infrastructure Private Publishing, a company dedicated to providing information on the infrastructure sectors in India through magazines, conferences, newsletters and research reports. The company also publishes two other magazines – 'Power Line' and 'Indian Infrastructure'.