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Awards

The AfricaCom Awards celebrate the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa through the fourth industrial revolution.

8 November 2017 - Waterfront LookOut, Granger Bay, Cape Town - Drinks from 7pm

2017 Categories - NOMINATIONS OPEN MID AUGUST

Best Network Improvement

This award recognizes the most successful initiative from an operator and/or a vendor that has significantly improved the performance or coverage of a network in Africa since the end of November 2016.

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience

Placing the customer in the spotlight, this award recognises a company or initiative that has provided a compelling customer experience. For example that could be through developing an integrated CEM strategy, utilising data innovatively, or considerably improving mobile user experience.

Best Network Function Virtualisation solution

This award is open to companies capable of demonstrating successful use cases of virtualization technology/ network and be able to share the details of facilitating this deployment in the past 12 months. Companies should have devised an innovative use case of the solution to make it successful.

Changing Lives Award

This is where ICT meets socio-economic development and inclusion. This award will celebrate a product, initiative or social enterprise that is having a life-changing impact on individuals or communities in the region.

Most Innovative LTE Service/ Application Deployment

This award recognises the best LTE core network development solutions, which will aid development of the core to support LTE networks & services that will be deployed over them. Companies should be able to demonstrate/showcase user case study where the solution has been used and share details of why & how it’s been successful.

Best Innovation in Broadcast - Broadband Convergence

This award is for the most innovative product or service in which video content is being distributed across Africa. This could be a new OTT service, or a technolgy that provides an enhancement in the way content is being viewed on the continent.

Most Innovative Service "The Business of Tomorrow"

This prize recognises a popular new offering which, from conception to execution, has been an innovation. It could be for the consumer or the enterprise markets, and could be messaging, mcommerce, video, etc. It must be in an African market, and should have offered significant new prospects for revenue growth and customer satisfaction.

Outstanding Data Management or Analytics Solution

This award is for any product or service that can help operators and / or enterprises more effectively store, manage, protect or analyse their data.

Fintech Innovation Award

This award recognises an innovation in Fintech that has shown potential for both scalability and sustainability. Judges will also look for an innovative business model that addresses real market needs, such as unbanked communities and women in rural areas. Mobile financial service aspects include money transfer & remittance, cross border remittance, mobile banking, mobile wallets and NFC and contactless transfer, peer to peer or at the point of sale.

IoT Product / Service of the Year

To be awarded to the nomination that showcases the best platform or deployment of an IoT solution, focussing on the business requirements, integration and benefits gained

Orange Social Venture Prize

The Orange Social Venture Prize rewards entrepreneurs developing products or services that use ICT in an innovative way to meet the needs of people in Africa or the Middle East in fields such as health, agriculture, education, energy, industry or trade. 

CXO of the Year Award (open to CXOs only and free to enter)

This award will go to a public vote online building up to AfricaCom, rather than to our judging panel. It recognises outstanding contribution in the field of telecoms & ICT within an African listed company or an organisation with operations in at least one African country. The CXO should be nominated by colleagues, peers or industry associates.

Orange Social Venture Prize


The Orange Social Venture Prize rewards entrepreneurs developing products or services that use ICT in an innovative way to meet the needs of people in Africa or the Middle East in fields such as health, agriculture, education, energy, industry or trade. 

Founding Awards Sponsor

AfricaCom Awards Sponsors

The PCCW Global Official After Party


Join the industry’s premier celebration for recognising and encouraging digital transformation across the continent at the AfricaCom Awards after-party. An evening not to be missed! Free to attend.

Showcase your company's success


Join the industry’s premier celebration and key reference point for recognising and encouraging digital transformation across the continent. Enjoy a delicious three-course meal, accompanied by champagne and world class entertainment. Celebrate success across the industry as we announce this year's winners.

A night not to be missed!

Premier Venue


The AfricaCom Awards once again returns to the exclusive surroundings of the Waterfront LookOut in Granger Bay, Cape Town to celebrate the finest talent from across the industry.

Meet and network with the industries leading figures


The awards bring 400+ of the very finest of Africa's digital community, providing you with the opportunity to spend an evening meeting and exchanging business cards with the top names in the industry. 

Flashback to the 2016 celebrations


Watch the highlights from the AfricaCom 2016 Awards.Congratulations again to all our winners!