Ghana's best telecoms
TELECOMS| May 1, 2011, 3:58 p.m.
Ghana’ s telecoms leaders were named this week at the Mobileworld Ghana Telecoms Awards 2011 in Accra this weekend.
The awards recognised Ghana’ s telecoms market leaders in 16 categories.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges, but telecoms customers voted for the winner in the Best Customer Service Category. Airtel came out tops in terms of its number of satisfied customers, and won this award, as well as winning awards for the Best Marketing Campaign and CEO of the Year for its head, Phillip Sowah.
Also taking several awards at the event, MTN won the title of Telecoms Operator of the Year as well as the award for Best Mobile Money Service and Best Corporate Social responsibility.
Vodafone was named Best Telecom Brand and also won the Wholesale Telecom Company of the Year award.
Helios Towers won the award for Best Telecom Infrastructure Company; Essoko Ghana won the award for Most Innovative Mobile Project of the Year: Mobile Content won the Best Mobile Content Provider of the Year award and Standard Chartered was name the Best Telecom Financing Bank. Samsung won the award for Mobile Phone of the Year and Ericsson won the Vendor of the Year award.
The Director of the Kofi Annan Centre for ICT, Dorothy Gordon, was honoured for her contribution to the telecoms sector, while the Communications Minister Haruna Iddrisu was given a Lifetime Achievement Award
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