Vodafone confident of Ghana broadband lead

BUSINESS

|
Image: Vodafone's team accept their awards. By Nana Appiah Acquaye
Vodafone's team accept their awards

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

Vodafone, named Ghana’ s Best Telecom Brand and Wholesale Telecom Operator of the year at the recent Mobileworld Ghana telecoms Awards, says it does not feel threatened by new competition.

Vodafone Ghana’ s team was led at the awards ceremony by Mrs. Carmen Bruce-Annan, Head of Corporate Communications. She told BiztechAfrica that Ghanaians have come to recognize and accept  Vodafone, the 5th largest global telecoms brand, as the brand they can associate with and trust.

She said: “ It meant hard work on the part of management and staff of Vodafone Ghana. We will not relent in our efforts to improve upon the quality of our services to our esteemed customers across the country” .

When asked whether Vodafone feels threatened with the introduction of other wholesale telecom operators like Glo-1 and MainOne Cable Company, which also has fiber optic stations on the shores of Ghana, offering similar broadband services, Bruce-AnAirtelnan said Vodafone was confident its services were second to none when it comes to the sale of its bandwidth to customers. The presence of other wholesalers was welcome news, she said, but no threat to a well established product like Vodafone Broadband 4 U.

Also at the awards, the Chief Operating Officer of Airtel, Mrinsal Roy, accepted awards for Best Customer Care and the Best Marketing Campaign (Airtel Change your Life Campaign). The Chief Executive Officer of Airtel, Philip Sowah, was also judged the telecom CEO of the year.

In an interview with BiztechAfrica, Sowah said his team was able to get this far because of the spirit of team work that permeated through all the departments of Airtel. He said the awards are going to motivate them to aim higher so as to reach millions of Ghanaians with their good coverage, quality and affordable services.

MTN Ghana, named the Best Telecom Operator in the country by Ghanaian mobile phone users, received a standing ovation as its Corporate Communications Manager, Georgina Asare-Fiagbenu, accepted awards for overall winner, Best Mobile Money Service and the Most Socially Responsible Telecom Operator (MTN Foundation). She said the awards showed the company was doingMTN something right, and would spur the team on to give more to the community.

Representatives of Tigo and Expresso were present at the event, both telecom players failed to take  home an award.
In other categories, Helios Towers won the Best Telecom Infrastructure Company; Essoko Ghana took home the most Innovative Mobile project of the Year, with Mobile Content winning the Best Mobile Content Provider of the year.

Mobile Phone of the Year went to Samsung, while Ericsson won the Vendor of the Year award.

Standard Chartered Bank was adjudged the Best Telecom Financing bank of the Year.

The Ghana Telecom Africa Award is the industry event of the year and first of its kind. It aims to recognize individuals and organizations at the fore front of developing telecommunication in Ghana.

The CEO OF Mobile World Magazine, organisers of the awards, in an interview with BiztechAfrica, expressed satisfaction at the turn of events where telecoms service operators get to know how the public feels about them. He said the awards would send a clear signal to all operators that it is about time they deliver quality yet affordable services to their customers.



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE BUSINESS NEWS

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs stand to win $75,000

The Anzisha Prize is expanding, after initial success, to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and partner organisations to drive pan-African economic growth to 2020. Read More

New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models

African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, says DHL. Read More

VMware appoints Bask Iyer as chief information officer

VMware has announced the appointment of Bask Iyer to the role of senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) of VMware. Read More

SpeedCast acquires Geolink

SpeedCast International Limited, a leading global satellite communications service provider, has announced the acquisition of Geolink Satellite Services, a leading provider of satellite communications solutions in the African region. Read More

Out of the Dark: Survival guide for businesses during load-shedding

As Africa’s premier integrator of business continuity services, ContinuitySA’s team spends a lot of time identifying risks and how to mitigate them. One risk that has become very real for South African businesses is load-shedding.  Read More

Insurance body: ICT essential

The newly established Insurance Institute of Botswana (IIB) says in this day and age it was virtually impossible for organisations, insurance companies included, to operate without incorporating ICT in every facet of their operations. Read More

VMware appoints Scott Dodds as new Vice President, Channel and Alliances in EMEA

VMware, the global leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure, has announced the appointment of Scott Dodds as Vice President of Channel and Alliances in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Read More

IHS Towers awarded Telecom Finance Deal of the Year

IHS Towers, Africa’s leading independent mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, has won TelecomFinance’s 2015 award for Deal of the Year.  Read More

Moving from doer to influencer – the shifting role of the CIO

The role of the chief information officer (CIO) has evolved over the past few years, with CIOs no longer just the decision makers for IT systems.  Read More

World market for refurbished smartphones to reach 120m units by 2017

The worldwide market for refurbished phones that are sold to end users will grow to 120 million units by 2017, with an equivalent wholesale revenue of around $14 billion, says Gartner. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

Malawi Govt denies clinging to ‘Cashgate’ softwareMalawi Govt denies clinging to ‘Cashgate’ software

The Malawi Government will not exclude the software brand that has been in use for the country’s Integrated Financial Management System (IFMIS), but it has rejected reports implying that it is ‘clinging’ to the old system.

IN DEPTH

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.