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Awards

Congratulations to our 2018 AfricaCom Award Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered, and joined us for a colourful and festive evening! Take a look at our winners...

Our 2018 Award Winners!

Best Network Improvement

Liquid Telecom for Completion of the Cape to Cairo Fibre Route

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience

Huawei Technologies for Customer Experience Management (CEM) for Ghana

Fintech Innovation Award

Econet Wireless (Cassava Fintech) and Mahindra Comviva for EcoCash Merchant Payments powered by mobiquity Money

Most Innovative use of AI Technology

Huawei Technologies for Huawei PowerStar

Most Innovative Service

Orange for Rural Electrification

Changing Lives Award

Ericsson and  Wot-if? Trust for eHUB Diepsloot South Africa

Best Sustainable Power Solution

Huawei Technologies for Huawei PowerCube 1000

IoT Product / Service of the Year

Yego Innovision Limited for Yegomoto

Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment

Kwesé iflix for Digital Entertainment Solution

Winner of the CxO of the Year Award

Abdikarim Mohamed Eid, CEO of Telesom

This award was voted for by the public and presented at the AfricaCom Awards 2018. This accolade was for African-based telecoms, ICT and enterprise leaders who are prioritising telecoms innovation, embracing disruptive tech and elevating the continent's digital economy.

WINNER OF THE ENTERPRISE CXO OF THE YEAR AWARD

Priya Thakoor, Chief Digital Officer at Coca-Cola South Africa

This award was voted for by the public and presented at the AfricaCom Awards 2018. This accolade was for enterprise leaders who are prioritising telecoms innovation, embracing disruptive tech and elevating the continent's digital economy.

Congratulations to our 2018 Shortlist

Best Network Improvement


  • Ericsson & MTN Rwanda
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Mauritius Telecom
  • Orange & Nokia
  • Parallel Wireless
  • PCCW Global
Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Keyrus & Dassault Systemes
  • Mahindra Comviva
  • Nokia and MTN CEM
  • Orange
  • Secure-D powered by Upstream
Fintech Innovation Award
  • Econet Wireless (Cassava Fintech) and Mahindra Comviva
  • Famoco
Most Innovative Use of AI Technology


  • ETIYA
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Simfony
Most Innovative Service


  • BRCK
  • Ericsson
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Mauritius Telecom with Huawei
  • Orange
  • Orange (M-VACCIN)
  • Orange (Orange School)
Changing Lives Award
  • Econet Wireless (Cassava Fintech) and Mahindra Comviva
  • Ericsson and Wot-if? Trust
  • Famoco
  • Intelsat
  • Liquid Telecom
  • MTN & Huawei
  • Orange
  • PCCW Global
  • Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
IoT Product or Service of the Year


  • Orange (Smart Metering)
  • Orange (X-Agri)
  • SqwidNet
  • Tata Communications
  • UROS 
  • Yego Innovision Limited
Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment
  • Kwesé iflix
  • Kwesé Play Limited
  • Mauritius Telecom & Huawei
  • Telecoming

Take a look back at our 10th Annual AfricaCom Awards


Celebrating 10 years of improving connectivity and driving Africa through the fourth industrial revolution...

The 8th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East


The Orange Social Venture Prize rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East in fields such as education, healthcare, farming, mobile payments or sustainable development.

With 450 senior level attendees, the AfricaCom Awards provide the perfect platform to position your brand and host clients and partners.

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Africa Com Awards Founding Sponsor

Changing Lives Award Sponsor