Mobile innovation awards debut in Nigeria
MOBILE| Aug. 13, 2012, 2:08 p.m.
Nigeria will this year host the first ever Mobile Innovation Awards (MIA) to celebrate excellence in the mobile sector and related industries in Nigeria. Following the second success of Mobile World Ghana Telecom Awards held in Ghana in April 2012, MobileWorld Magazine has launched the Mobile Innovation Awards (MIA 2012) Nigeria.
According to Akin Naphtal, Group Executive Publisher of MobileWorld, the awards come at an apt moment, when the Nigerian mobile industry is going through an “innovation metamorphosis”.
“Today, Nigeria is not only an investment haven for investors but also emerging as a testing ground for product innovations” he added.
Disclosing the motive behind the awards, Mr. Naphtal hinted that Mobile Innovation Awards has been created to promote excellence in Mobile technology in Nigeria and recognize the achievements and accomplishments in the telecoms industry noting that the awards will bring the spotlight to the mobile operators, VAS providers, ICT companies and banks pushing boundaries and shaping the industry.
The Awards will focus on the contribution of individuals, organisations, projects and technologies that have excelled in the use, development and deployment of exceptional products and services in the mobile space.
The event which is expected to attract over 200 guests will offers a unique opportunity and platform for industry leading personalities to network with peers and celebrate the achievements of the telecoms sector in improving the Socio-economic development of Nigeria
The MI Awards acknowledges Nigeria as a key hub of the world’s mobile & telecoms market in terms of penetration and innovation, and promotes the best of mobile-based implementations in the continent.
- Phone of the Year
- Wholesales Carrier of the Year
- Telecom Equipment Vendor of the Year
- Customer Service Provider of the Year
- Mobile Operator of the Year
- Infrastructure Company of the Year
- Software Company of the year
- Business Service of the Year
- Mobile Money Service of the Year
- Innovative mobile product of the year
- Mobile Solutions provider of the year
- CDMA Operator of the year
- Best Bank in IT
- Telecom CSR of the year
- Telecom Brand of the Year
- ISP provider of the year
- ICT Company of the year
- ICT supporting Company of the Year
- Telecom CEO of the Year
● Special Recognition to the ICT Industry
● Women in Technology Award
● Lifetime Achievement Award
● Telecom Hall of Fame Award
MORE MOBILE NEWS
African mobile subscriber numbers pass half a billionMore than half a billion people across Africa are now subscribed to mobile services as the continent continues to migrate rapidly to mobile broadband networks, reveals a new GSMA study. Read More
Vodacom Tanzania deploys PeerApp content-delivery solutionPeerApp, the leading provider of local content-delivery solutions for mobile, telco and cable operators, has announced the sale of its UltraBand content-caching solution to Vodacom Tanzania, the largest wireless telecommunications network, by subscribers, in Tanzania. Vodacom Read More
Etisalat complies with NCC directive on Do-Not-Disturb codeEtisalat Nigeria has introduced the ‘Do-not-Disturb’ (DND) facility that enables customers on its network to opt-out completely or partially from receiving unsolicited marketing text messages and calls. Read More
MTN Rwanda launches Damarara promoMTN Rwanda has announced the launch of its customer loyalty promotion dubbed ‘Damarara’, which is designed to reward MTN customers based on the usage of MTN products and services. Read More
Tigo appoints Director for Tigo BusinessTelecom brand of the year Tigo has appointed Stephen Essien as the new director for its enterprise unit, Tigo Business. Read More
Apollo Hospitals and Airtel bring expert healthcare to AfricaApollo Hospitals, the largest healthcare group from India, and Airtel Africa, a leading telecom operator with operations in 16 countries in Africa, signed an MoU to enhance healthcare cooperation across Africa. Read More
Telkom Kenya launches new entry-level smartphoneTelkom Kenya has expanded its phone portfolio with the launch of the new Kaduda Smart into the market. Read More
MTN Cameroon suspends non-compliant numbersMTN Cameroon has suspended unidentified subscriber numbers to fully comply with Decree 2015/3759 of 03 September 2015. Read More
MTN Ghana present prizes to 20TH Anniversary Promo WinnersMTN Ghana has presented the first batch of prizes to winners of its 20th Anniversary promotion in Accra. Read More
FEATURED STORYFirst-ever Africa Barclays Accelerator programme concludes
Ten fintech companies have concluded the first-ever Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars in Africa.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHEthical Hacking students can’t get a heck of a job
Botswana ethical hacking students report that they are failing to break into the local job market.