The CNBC AWAAZ Consumer Awards have just concluded in Mumbai with the the Hon. Finance Minister Mr. Pranab Mukherjee attending the event to present the awards to the most deserving candidates from a number of consumer brands based on the exhaustive surveys carries out across 21 cities.
The torch bearers for these awards in the telecom sector were Airtel, Nokia and BSNL.
Airtel was awarded the best brand in the mobile sector. The award reflects their perseverance in being at the top of the market in providing top mobile service and being the market leader in terms of subscribers.
The consumers chose to award Nokia the top spot amongst mobile manufacturers in India. With its enormous range of mobiles and sustained credibility over years has made it the choice of the consumers.
The state run BSNL managed to beat other broadband providers to be the most preferred service provider in the broadband category. This just gives it the much needed boost to continue keeping the services top notch.
The Winners of the CNBC AWAAZ Consumer Awards 2010
|1||Brand of Cellular Service Provider||Airtel|
|2||Brand of Mobile Handset||Nokia|
|3||Brand of Broadband||BSNL|
The Finance Minister said, “I am very happy to be here today in Mumbai for the presentation of the CNBC Consumer Awards.The awardees must be given their share of credit for the fast paced and robust economic recovery that Indian economy exhibited in 2009 – 10. By recognizing and awarding those who have excelled in adverse conditions, we not only acknowledge their exemplary accomplishments, but also inspire the younger generation to follow suit. This is one of the effective ways of cultivating and perpetuating excellence. And with such a spirit of excellence, we may be able to realize the dream of a developed India sooner. I once again congratulate the award winners. ”
Further, Mr. Sanjay Pugalia, Editor in Chief, CNBC AWAAZ said, "CNBC AWAAZ was launched 5 years ago with the aim of democratization of wealth and investor protection, investor education and consumer empowerment. These are the four pillars that our channel stands on. In the past four years the business channel viewership has quadrupled and CNBC AWAAZ has been a catalyst in that."
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