Photo - (centre) Michael Lai, CEO of P1 and the P1 team
The national ICT industry association of Malaysia, PIKOM, has singled out the Malaysian 4G firm Packet One Networks (P1) chief executive officer Michael Lai as ICT Personality of the Year 2012 for his efforts to promote broadband in the country.
Speaking on 9 November 2012, after the annual PIKOM Leadership Awards event, P1 chief executive officer, Michael Lai, said: "I share this award with my team members in P1, as well as our business partners who believed in our 'Broadband for All' mission. This award is the result of a strong team believing in the same dream, works hard and never gives up. My heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of our team members who has walked alongside with P1 in the last four years," said Lai.
Lai's contributions to the Malaysian ICT industry in the past 20 years includes pioneering the launch of 3G services, and the adoption of fixed broadband in Malaysia. In 2008, he helped to launch P1 as the first 4G provider in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Lai is also the first Malaysian to be appointed as the WiMAX Forum Board Member and a Member of the 4G Global TD-LTE Initiative Steering Committee, representing the Southeast Asia region.
The PIKOM Leadership Awards is an annual event that recognises achievements of individuals in the ICT industry with the following categories - ICT Personality of the Year, ICT Organisation of the Year, Member Excellence Awards, and CIO Excellence Awards. Individuals conferred for this award has to demonstrate exemplary growth and performance in the ICT industry.
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