19 October, 2016: GN Group’s Jabra was recently named the Asia Pacific Headset Vendor of the Year, for the fourth year in a row (2013-2016) by leading consultancy firm, Frost & Sullivan at the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards. Following on from this success, Jabra was also named the 2016 Asia Pacific Office Headset Vendor of the Year.
In its 9th year, the Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific Best Practices Awards recognise companies throughout a range of regional and global markets for superior leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development.
‘We are very proud to be recognised as the Asia Pacific Headset company of the year by Frost & Sullivan for four consecutive years. This award is a testimony to our expertise in sound, which is a result of our 140 years history of innovation. Jabra is the only headset company that makes medical hearing solutions, enterprise and consumer headsets all under one roof.’ said Mark Leigh, President of Jabra Asia Pacific.
‘The award is a clear affirmation, by key industry experts as well as global and regional customers, that we are enabling enterprises of all sizes to hear more, do more and be more through our intelligent audio solutions.’
Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Awards are held annually and honour and recognise companies that have pushed the boundaries of excellence in Asia-Pacific. Award recipients were identified based on in-depth research conducted by Frost & Sullivan's analysts, with the award categories carefully reviewed and evaluated to reflect the current market landscape and include new emerging trends.
Krishna Baidya, Head – Customer Contact Research, Digital Transformation Practice at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, acknowledged Jabra’s ongoing commitment to innovation.With 77 percent** of people preferring to train without wires, (to avoid the cable getting caught and pulling the earbuds out), and 69 percent** regularly listening to music as they workout, it’s no surprise the first offering in the Jabra Elite true-wireless franchise comes with sports credentials.
‘Recognising voice as an integral part of current and future communications, within and outside the workplace, Jabra enables organisations to create a productive working environment that offers a seamless communication experience. Jabra’s consistent focus in providing innovative solutions to suit the changing workspace and lifestyle demands is evident from its enhanced product portfolio (e.g., launch of Jabra Evolve that integrates voice-control functionality of Cortana)’.
‘Jabra continues to strengthen its relationship with partners and leading UC players in the region such as Microsoft, Cisco and partners. Leveraging its strong strategic team, the company is elevating the engagement level with high touch large global and regional accounts by developing customised plans to suit clients’ unique pain points. Such an approach is enabling Jabra to achieve double-digit revenue growth, outpacing the competition and carving a significant share in key markets in the region’ he said.
Jabra is a leading international developer and manufacturer of a broad range of communications and sound solutions committed to let people hear more, do more and be more than they ever thought possible. The consumer and business divisions of Jabra markets corded and wireless headsets, plus mobile and in-office speakerphones that empower individuals and businesses through increased freedom of movement, comfort, and functionality. Jabra employs around 1000 people worldwide and in 2015 produced an annual revenue of DKK 3,229 million.
Jabra is the brand of GN Netcom, a subsidiary of GN. As part of the GN group Jabra has a reputation for innovation, reliability, and ease of use that goes back almost 150 years. GN comprises a unique portfolio of medical, professional & consumer sound solutions that makes life sound better through its research, insights, and expertise in sound. GN operates in more than 90 countries across the world, has more than 5,000 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.