Africa Com Awards winners named

Africa’s telecoms elite were recognised at the Africa Com industry awards in Cape Town, South Africa.

The winners were:

Best Network Improvement

Helios Towers Africa – Shared Telecoms Infrastructure

Most Innovative Service

Orange Group – Deezer

Best Quality User Experience

Sicap – Mobile Money ATM

Best Cost Efficiency Initiative

ZTE – Solution for Airtel

Rural Telecoms Award

Viettel – Movitel Rural Network

Best Backhaul Solution for Africa

Comtech EF Data – Mobile Backhaul Solution

Best Marketing Campaign

Prezence Digital – #Mandelastory

Best Smart-Device for Africa

Etisalat Misr – Smart Device

Best Pan African Initiative

WIOCC – Seamless, High-Capacity International Connectivity Ring around Africa

The 2012 Mobile Data and Social Media Award

Bozza Mobile – The App

Industry Personality of the Year

Alan Knott-Craig – Cell C

Changing Lives Award

Safaricom – DAKTARI-1525

Africa Apps Awards 2012

Best Smart Phone App

Prezence Digital – Ster-Kinekor mobile app

Best Feature Phone App


Orange African Social Venture Prize

  • Vivus Limited, Côte d’Ivoire - a project that allows agricultural or farm produce traders to optimize their stocks, using an SMS-based system providing information on ongoing deals.
  • Takachar, Kenya - a system using telecoms technologies to track waste collection in real time.
  • Niokobok, Senegal - a service allowing Senegalese people living abroad to send basic necessities to their families back home. 
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