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November 19, 2015
The 2015 AfricaCom show culminated in Cape Town with an awards evening that attracted more entries than ever before.
A broad range of operators, vendors and mobile projects were recognised among the winners, with FNB Connect, Huawei and Project Isizwe all winning two awards.
“We congratulate each and every one of the winners on their achievement,” said Gemma White of event organisers Informa Telecoms & Media. “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.”
The awards evening also saw Orange announce the he winners of the 2015 Orange African Social Venture Prize, which recognises innovative projects that are set to stimulate development in Africa. The winners were Egyptian ‘click-funding;’ venture Bassita, Cameroon solar power company upOwa, and Mali-based myAgro, an app designed to help farmers.
Here’s the full list of AfricaCom 2015 Awards winners:
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 Teleocm – Office of the President (Kenya) and Liquid Telecom – free WiFi in Nakuru County
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