A network of networks—the internet, has a profound effect on the way we live, work, and function. Internet is the backbone for everything, be it the electronic mode of communication, social networking, online banking, or e-commerce. Additionally, with more than half the population across the globe connected to the internet, it has become the underlying infrastructure in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. Hence, the role of internet service providers (ISP) becomes quintessential to provide the last mile connectivity.
However, the internet service of tomorrow is changing today, various trends such as the amalgamation of ISP, Media, and Telecom, FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) broadband connections, Wi-Fi bundling, and flexible data plans are changing the traditional ways of ISPs offering the internet. Evolving with the trends and staying at the apex of technology, ISPs are rapidly adopting the changes and transforming their approaches to provide a better customer experience in congruence with the trends.
The need then arises for businesses to choose wisely in their quest to achieve business goals and stay ahead of the competition. To assist with the same, a distinguished selection panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, VCs, and the magazine’s editorial board has selected a list of the most promising ISPs across industries that leverage innovative technologies and strategies to enhance services for the benefit of today’s organizations. We have considered the vendor's ability in delivering solutions; keeping in mind, the factors like the expertise in the domain, competencies, pricing, and the impact of the solution on the business. This edition of CIO Advisor APAC features companies that are embracing the change that IoT has brought.
We present to you CIO Advisor APAC –“Top 10 APAC Internet Service Providers 2019”.