The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, was held in Cape Town.
Held at the CTICC during AfricaCom, guests celebrated and acknowledged the trailblazers who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent.
“AfricaCom continues to grow and with it the Awards,” said Tom Cuthell, Event Director of AfricaCom.
“I would like to thank everyone involved, our judging panel who rigorously vetted the entries, sponsors and partners for their ongoing support and all the companies who continue to show how dedicated they are to ensuring that Africa advances into the digital ecosphere.”
The AfricaCom Awards winners for 2018 were:
Best Network Improvement: Liquid Telecom – Completion of the Cape to Cairo fibre route
Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience: Huawei Technologies – Customer Experience Management (CEM) for Ghana
Fintech Innovation Award: Econet Wireless (Cassava Fintech) and Mahindra Comviva – EcoCash Merchant Payments powered by mobiquity Money
Most Innovative use of AI Technology – Huawei Technologies: Huawei PowerStar
Most Innovative Service: Orange – Rural Electrification
Changing Lives Award: Ericsson and Wot-if? Trust – eHUB Diepsloot South Africa
Best Sustainable Power Solution: Huawei Technologies – Huawei PowerCube 1000
IoT Product/Service of the year: Yego Innovision Limited – Yegomoto
Digital Entertainment Solution: Kwesé iflix – Best Innovation in Digital Entertainment
Two special awards were also handed out to: Abdikarim Mohamed Eid, CEO, Telesom who was acknowledged as the AfricaCom CXO of the Year; and Priya Thakoor, Chief Digital Officer, Coca-Cola South Africa, who was recognised for outstanding achievements in driving ‘Digital Africa’ forward and walked away with the award for the AfricaCom Enterprise CXO of the Year.