The East Africa Com Awards 2019: Deadline Extended
Celebrate with those at the forefront of East Africa's digital transformation and submit your entry today! Plus, take a look at our 2018 winners...
Deadline for entries has now closed
The East Africa Com Awards
We're pleased to announce the East Africa Com Awards are back with a bang for 2019, taking place one again at the Radisson Blu in Nairobi, on the 14th May. Celebrate with those at the forefront of East Africa's digital transformation. the achievements of the people and companies at the forefront of digital transformation in East Africa.
Our 6 categories are dedicated to celebrating the achievements of the people and organisations improving connectivity, bridging the digital divide and accelerating transformation in East Africa. Will your organisation be our winner this year?
The deadline for entry of submissions has now closed.
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 East Africa since May 2018.
WINNER: Helios Towers | Investment in Democratic Republic of Congo mobile infrastructure
Most Innovative 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, m-commerce, video, etc. It must be in an East African market, and should have offered significant new prospects for revenue growth and customer satisfaction.
WINNER: Liquid Telecom | Monitoring air pollution in Kenya
Changing Lives Award
This is where ICT meets socio-economic development and digital inclusion. This award will celebrate a product, initiative or social enterprise that is having a life-changing impact on individuals or communities in East Africa.
WINNER: Cassave Smartech (Econet Wireless Zimbabwe) and Comviva | EcoCash
Fintech Innovation Award
This award recognises an innovation in Fintech in East Africa 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.
WINNER: Inclusivity Solutions | The ASPIN platform
East African CXO of the Year
The East Africa Com CXO of the Year Award is back for 2019, recognising the outstanding achievements of East African CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development across telecommunications and technology in the journey towards 'Digital Africa'. Cast your vote now!
WINNER: Tarig Hamza Zain El Abdein, President and CEO | The Sudatel Group