Winners of the different awards up for grabs at the AfricaCom Awards for 2015, held on the 18th of November in Cape Town, South Africa have emerged. Three of the big winners on the night were Huawei, Project Isizwe and FNB Connect, who each won two awards each.
AfricaCom is the biggest and most esteemed tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. This year’s event was attended by thousands of digital movers and shakers in Africa and supported by the most renowned speakers in the digital industry in Africa and beyond.
CEO of Tigo Ghana, Roshi Motman, was named CEO of the Year for her outstanding transformational leadership. The prestigious award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a business leader in the field of telecoms & ICT within an African listed company.
It also celebrates business leaders who contribute towards the expansion, growth and quality of the telecoms, ICT and digital industry, as well as promoting socio-economic growth through access to telecoms and ICT services, most notably to the disadvantaged segments of society.
All the winners are:
Best Network Improvement – Huawei Technologies for their Lampsite Solution in Kenya
Excellence in Customer Experience Management – First National Bank for FNB Connect
Breakthrough LTE Development – Huawei Technologies for their eLTE Solution for Kenya
Best Cost Efficiency Solution for Africa – PCCW Global – Keeping African international voice traffic in Africa
Best Connectivity Solution for Africa – Project Isizwe the city of Tshwane’s Free WiFi project
VSAT Innovation for Africa – Vodacom DRC for their Rural Coverage System
Best Marketing Campaign – Unitel for Kisom
Best Mobile Money Service – Ericsson for their Wallet platform
Best App for Africa – Project Isizwe for their Tshwane WiFi Voice Mobile App
Best Device for Africa – Orange for Orange Klif
Most Innovative Service – First National Bank for FNB Connect
Best Pan African Initiative – Trace TV and Music – Trace Music Star
CEO fof the Year – Millicom Ghana Limited – Mrs Roti Mootman
Changing Lives Awards – Liquid Telecom – Office of the President (Kenya) and Liquid Telecom – free WiFi in Nakuru County
Gemma White who is part of Informa Telecoms & Media who are the organisers of the event said: “We congratulate each and everyone of the winners on their achievement. The advances and quality of the African ICT and technology industry is represented in these annual awards. They are indicative of a healthy and thriving sector that is changing lives and enhancing human connectivity and interaction. We all look forward to 2016 where we know for certain, that the quality of campaign that will be considered will be of an even higher standard.”
Criteria and entry dates for the AfricaCom 2016 season will be announced soon.
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