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The East Africa Com Awards 2020

Celebrate with those at the forefront of East Africa's digital transformation and submit your entry today!

Entries will be open soon.

The East Africa Com Awards

The East Africa Com Awards are returning this year on Tuesday 12 May to celebrate those are the forefront of African telecoms.

Our six 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?

Entries will soon be open. 

2019 Categories

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 

Interested in Sponsoring the Awards?

The East Africa Com Awards is your opportunity to showcase how your company is defining and shaping the direction of the East African TMT industry. Showcasing excellence and innovation across the key themes of East Africa Com, don’t miss your opportunity to position your brand as a true market leader.