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Huawei, Isizwe, FNB, take top honours at AfricaCom

November 20th, 2015
Huawei, Project Isizwe and FNB Connect took top honours in Cape Town this week at the AfricaCom Awards.

Huawei, Project Isizwe and FNB Connect won two awards each.

The winners were:

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 Wi-Fi 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 of 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

Says Gemma White at Informa Telecoms & Media, organiser of the event: “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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