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WINNER: Mauritius Telecom for accelerated FTTH deployment
WINNER: MTN & Huawei for their Customer Experience Management (CEM)
WINNER: Ericsson for the Ericsson HDS (Hyperscale Datacenter System)
WINNER: UNHCR for the Smart WiFi Kiosk
WINNER: Parallel Wireless for making LTE deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi
WINNER: Telkom and Huawei for their Telkom LIT_ Service solution
WINNER: Orange for rural electrification
WINNER: BWTech International Limited for NetChart
WINNER: SqwidNet for EcoCash Diaspora
WINNER: Ben Cheick D. HAIDARA , the CEO of Orange Burkina Faso S.A
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.
Vodafone Wholesale, Ghana - Fibre connectivity to the West African sub region
Mauritius Telecom - Accelerated FTTH Deployment
Liquid Telecom - Pan-African VSAT Service
MTN Nigeria - The world’s 1st CloudAIR GU@5MHz launched in MTN Nigeria
Huawei Technologies - Build the Best Network in Africa – Kenya P3 Score Improvement
Ericsson & Safaricom - Next Generation NOC
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.
CommProve - QuantiQa NG
Mahindra Comviva and Airtel Africa - iPACS – Unified CRM and Convergent Billing Solution
Mahindra Comviva and Orange Cameroon - VAS Retailing Solution
Liquid Telecom - Listen, Measure, Understand and Improve
Orange - Business Care
MTN & Huawei Technologies - Customer Experience Management (CEM)
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.
Parallel Wireless - HetHet Gateway enabling ease of deployment and maintenance for ANY G cellular network
ECI - LightSEC for Critical Infrastructures
Ericsson - Ericsson HDS (Hyperscale Datacenter System)
Huawei Technologies - ICT Transformation Through Huawei’s NFV Solution
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.
WTL - Building wholesale networks in Rural Africa
Orange - Sandji-Senekalé
Orange - Cycle M
BrightWave Technologies - Telecommunication (metro broadband network)
UNHCR – Smart WiFi Kiosk
Coco-Cola & Intelsat Rural Wi-fi Solution
RippleNami, Inc. – rWAVES
iSON Group - IT and ITeS Services
Nokia - CodeBus Africa
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.
Ecocarrier Inc. - MRESENCE - Presence in Mixed Reality and its application in cloud-based managed services for TeleMRedicine, CollaboMRation,
Alepo Technologies - BSS Transformation
Parallel Wireless - Making LTE deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi
Telkom & Huawei Technologies - Telkom (CSB) Consumer and Small Business powered by Huawei LTE Solution
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.
Orange - #Débloqués
Orange - TV Everywhere
Telkom & Huawei Technologies - Telkom LIT_ Service
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.
UROS Ltd. - Goodspeed Roaming App
ZOL (Zimbabwe) – part of The Liquid Telecom Group - Fibroniks-on-the-Go
Truecaller – Truecaller
Orange - Rural Electrification
Telkom & Huawei Technologies - Telkom LIT_
Orange - USSD STORE
This award is for any product or service that can help operators and / or enterprises more effectively store, manage, protect or analyse their data.
BWTECH International Ltd – NetChart
Polystar – Kalix
Orange - Orange Data Management Program
PCCW Global - GlobalView
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.
Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless - EcoCash Diaspora
BIMA (Milvik) – Microinsurance
FAMOCO - FAMOCO help Orange Cameroon to improve the efficiency of their distribution network.
Panamax Inc. – MobiFin
Tanzania Vodacom & Huawei Technologies - Tanzania Vodacom Lipa kwa M-Pesa
PCCW Global - Tap&Go
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.
eWaterpay - eWater tap
Orange - Smart metering
SqwidNet - IoT Network and Ecosystem Roll-out
Huawei Technologies – Huawei PLC-IoT for achieving Intelligent Utility Grid
Huawei Technologies - Huawei IOT Solution for Insurance Innovation
Ericsson + MTN + Qualcomm - First CAT-M1 test in Africa for Internet of Things
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.Entries are now closed.
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.
Sherry Singh - CEO, Mauritius Telecom
Thomas Musili - Founder Director, Computers for Schools Kenya
Ronald Bogere Mitti - CTO, Bharti Airtel Tanzania
John Momoh - Chairman & CEO, Channels TV
Ben Cheick Haidara - CEO, Orange Burkina Faso