AfricaCom awards – Shortlisted finalists

AfricaCom have announced a narrowed down list of finalists for various categories, including best network improvement and a rural telecom award

October 10, 2011

Informa Media & Telecoms, organisers of the upcoming and significant AfricaCom Awards, the ICT, Media and Telecoms industry‘s annual calendar highlight have released the names of the shortlisted finalists.

“We are pleased to announce that we had a record number of entries for this year’s Awards with an exceptionally high level of competence and quality” commented Emily Martyr, Conference Manager, Informa Telecoms & Media.

France Telecom Orange feature strongly in a number of categories whilst South Africa’s own MTN has been shortlisted in six of the eleven categories, including the ‘Most Improved Network’ and ‘Changing Lives” sections.

The AfricaCom Awards, now in its fourth year, recognise industry excellence and innovation of companies and organisations operational in the ICT, Media and Telecoms space across the African continent.  Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, these Awards are a serious recognition of the commitment and professionalism of these entrants to their core business and to changing the landscape of the continent, for the better.  The evening of the 9th November, is therefore set to be a brilliant and informative affair.

The complete list of finalists follows:-

Best Network Improvement
Dark Fibre Africa Telecommunication Infrastructure Provider
France Orange Telecom Village Phone
France Orange Telecom QOS Ivory Coast (Reconstruction)
Helios Towers Africa Pioneering sale/leaseback model for telecoms infrastructure across Africa
MTN South Africa Long Term Evolution (pilot)
ZTE ZXR10 T8000, ZXR10 M6000
Best New Service
Comviva and Tigo Tanzania Tigo PEsa Tigo Tanzania
Emerging Markets Communications HD Connect
Etisalat Apps Store
ForgetMeNot Africa eTXT Facebook from Econet Wireless Zimbabwe
France Telecom Surf & Pay
Intersec Loyalty Management Suite
Spice VAS Africa Spice Mobile Radio
Best Cost Efficiency Initiative for Africa
France Telecom Orange Universal Scratch Card
France Telecom Orange Pay for ME
France Telecom Orange MultiVAS
Helios Towers Africa Pioneering sale/leaseback model for telecoms infrastructure across Africa – a model that saw significant development in 2010/2011
Nokia Siemens Networks Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station
SafariCom Buy Airtime Service – M-PESA
Rural Telecoms Award
Ericsson Rural Netco
Flexenclosure E-site with Community Power
Movirtu Limited Cloud Phone
MTN Nigeria Rural Telephony Business
MTN Uganda & Alvarion MTN Internet’s rural cafes connected by Alvarion’s WiMAX network
SafariCom Safaricom Digital Villages
Best Backhaul Solution for Africa
Ceragon Networks Evolution Series Ip Long Haul Product Family
Gateway Communication Cell Direct
Huawei Technologies Huawei for Building IP Backhaul in South Africa
Open Ideas MAIS – Backhaul aggregation & Optimisation
ZTE ZXCTN 9000/6000 Series
Customer Service Excellence Awards
France Telecom Orange Mobile Subscription tool
France Telecom Orange Emergency Credit
Gateway Communications Customer Service
Huawei Technologies Huawei for Managed Service in Ghana
MTN South Africa Directory Enquiries
Best Marketing Campaign
France Telecom Orange Orange Money Madagascar street campaign
France Telecom Orange Orange Expo Maurititus
Mobitainment Pty Ltd Mobile Marketing
MTN South Africa MTN Zone
Zamtel Brand Launch
Satellite Service Provider of the Year
France Telecom Satellite offer point-multipoint TDM / TDMA with space shared resource
Best ICT Solution Provider for Enterprise markets in Africa
France Telecom Orange Video 2 Protect
France Telecom Orange Low Cost Audio Conferencing
France Telecom Orange Low Cost Managed Hotspots
France Telecom Orange My Office
SafariCom ‘Tele Justice’ using Telepresence Technology
SkyVision Corporate Services / VPN
Best Pan Africa Initiative
AfriNIC Training and Outreach Programs
Etisalat Apps Store
France Telecom Orange Orange Money
Helios Towers Africa Pioneering sale/leaseback model for telecoms infrastructure across Africa – a model that saw significant development in 2010/2011
MTN Group MTN Football
Seacom & Main One  
Changing Lives Award
Ericcson Refugee United
France Orange Telecom Orange Money
France Orange Telecom Village Phone
MTN South Africa School Connectivity Project
Open Idea (MAS) MAIS
SafariCom M-PESA Pay Bill Service used for a Nationwide fundraising Initiative


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