AfricaCom Awards 2013 – Official Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the AfricaCom Awards 2013 shortlist following a really exciting campaign this year.

October 15, 2013

We are delighted to announce the AfricaCom Awards 2013 shortlist following a really exciting campaign this year. With entries received from all across Africa – the expert panel of judges have done a fantastic job.
Congratulations to all those shortlisted!!

The short-listed nominees are:

Best Network Improvement

Seacom – SEACOM’s African Ring
Orange – Internet for All
Tigo Tanzania – Network Improvement
Sky Vision – Project Mauritius
Huawei Technologies – Huawei FMC Solution

Best Quality User Experience

Orange – My Orange
Deloitte Digital – Data Visualisation
Orange – My Orange Facebook
Orange – Internet Everywhere
Roamtech Solutions Ltd – Music Service
Ericsson – Ericsson Multiscreen Self-care
Citrix – T3100 Adaptive Traffic Manager

Best Cost Efficiency Solution for Africa

World Telecoms Lab – WTL’s 2nd Generation VoIP
Liquid Telecom – the longest fibre links in Africa
Conduct Telecommunications – Open access, dark fibre infrastructure in the last mile
Astellia and Econet Wireless – Revenue Assurance
Peer App – Ultraband
TKM Maestro Limited

Rural Telcoms Award

Orange – Mobile Agricultural Info (Labaroun Kassoua)
Econet Solar International – HPS Home Power Station
Helios Towers Africa – Shared Telecoms Infrastructure Safaricom limited – VUMA online
Vodacom Business Nigeria- Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solutions
SkyVision – Project Rodrigues

Best Connectivity Solution for Africa

Orange – ACE Cable
Poynting Antennas (Pty) Ltd – Subterranean Cellular Base Station
Conduct Telecommunications – Open access, dark fibre infrastructure in the last mile
Bluwan – Bluwan’s BroadFusion access solution and the Access in Africa project
Liquid Telecom – Liquid’s fibre network
Seacom – Remote Peering

Best Marketing Campaign

OgilvyOne Africa – Marketing Campaign for Airtel Nigeria – Padi Na Good Thing O! – Half Dollar
Orange – Orange African Cup of Nations 2013
Liquid Telecom – ‘I Am’
MTN – Welcome to the World

Best Mobile Marketing Campaign

Orange – E-Recharge & Win -Botswana
OgilvyOne Africa – Mobile Marketing Campaign for Airtel Kenya – FREE Your Smartphone
Mobitainment – The Excella’nt Competition

Best Digital Music Initiative

OgilvyOne Africa – Online marketing campaign for Airtel FRNDZ Unlimited Offer
Mahindra Comviva – Digital Music Library
Spice VAS Africa Pte Ltd – MOD360
Roamtech Solutions Ltd – Bonyeza 699

Best Mobile Money Service

Mahindra Comviva – Ecocash
Orange Niger – Mobile Ticketing
Safaricom Limited – M-Shwari
Orange – Orange Money Visa Service
ORANGE – Orange Money International Transfer
Mer Group Telecom Division – Mobile FinaGate

Best App for Africa

Prezence – Bid or Buy
SatPack Travel- Africa: Live App
Orange – My Orange
Opera Software – Opera Mini
Prezence – Real Time Wine
ydangle apps (Pty) Ltd – Flick

Most Innovative Service

Intersec – Loyalty Management Suite 5.0
Arabsat – Satellite communication services
TXT Ghana Ltd – Job 1917
Deloitte Digital – Data Visualiser
ORANGE – My Orange Facebook
Safaricom Limited – Cashless Payment Solution
MTN Swaziland – MTN XtraTime
Orange – Mobile Yellow Pages (User Generated Content Directory)
PCCW Global -PCCW Global Products & Services

Best Pan African Initiative

Tata Communications – Africa Connectivity and Collaboration Expansion
Orange – International Airtime Hub
Orange – Orange Regional Money Transfer
SkyVision – SkyVision South Africa
Seacom – SEACOM’s IP Network
PCCW Global -Landlocked But Not Locked Out

Industry Personality of the Year

Safaricom Limited – Betty Mwangi-Thuo
WIOCC – Chris Wood
Liquid Telecom – Nic Rudnick

Changing Lives Award

Orange – Mobile Agricultural Info (Labaroun Kassouwa)
Open Idea – Four products: Quality of Service Monitoring, Remote Medical Diagnostics
Orange – EDUCI
MTN Swaziland – MTN Schools’ Connectivity Project
YooMee Africa AG – Broadband internet access for students and faculty, University of Douala, Cameroon