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Safaricom, Huawei among companies shortlisted for AfricaCom Awards 2019


Safaricom, MTN and Huawei are among the companies that have been shortlisted for the 2019 AfricaCom Awards.

AfricaCom Awards 2019 is one of the global technology and telecommunications industry’s most respected awards. The Awards are an extension of AfricaCom, one the world’s largest Africa-focused technology, telecommunications and media event.

Top honours will be revealed on Wednesday 13th November at The Lookout in the impressive V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.   AfricaCom will take place in Cape Town, South Africa 12 – 14 November 2019.

Here is the full list of the shortlisted companies and individuals.

Connecting the Continent Award:

  • Angola Cables
  • Cambridge Broadband Networks (CNBL)
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Orange
  • Parallel Wireless
  • PCCW Global
  • Upstream Systems

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience

  • Alepo Technologies Inc.
  • Ericsson & MTN Group
  • MTN & Huawei
  • MTN South Africa & Huawei
  • Orange

Everything as a service – Best Cloud or Application Solution

  • Mavenir
  • PCCW Global
  • Orange
  • Verimatrix

Changing Lives Award

  • Erissson South Africa in partnership with Wot-If? Trust
  • iShamba Limited
  • ISOCEL Telecom
  • KaiOS Technologies
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Orange

Best Digital Entertainment Innovation

  • Orange
  • Telecoming

Security Product or Service of the Year

  • Orange
  • Upstream Systems

Best Network Management Software

  • Ericsson
  • Mavenir
  • MTN & Huawei
  • Orange – Huawei
  • PCCW Global

Best Connected Consumer Device

  • Huawei Technologies
  • Orange (Smart Wifi)
  • Orange (SANZA)

Best Innovation for Enterprise

  • Comviva Technologies Ltd
  • LMT
  • MTN South Africa & Huawei
  • MTN Uganda & Huawei
  • SqwidNet

Most Innovative Service -The Business of Tomorrow

  • BRCK
  • Cassava Smartech and Comviva Technologies Ltd
  • KaiOS Technologies
  • Safaricom & Huawei
  • Tramigo
  • World Telecom Labs and iPlans

CXO of the Year

  • Anthoinet Ohene-Amoah, CEO, GetHer In Digital
  • Antonio Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables
  • Charles Molapisi, CTO, MTN Group
  • Gerard Lokossou, CEO, Orange DRC
  • Richmond Nagbe Tobii, Managing Director, LIBTELCO
  • Stephane Duproz, CEO, Africa Data Centres
  • Yonny Firedman, co-Founder and CEO, Menta Music

Enterprise CxO of the Year

  • Ainojie (Alex) Irune, COO, Oando Energy Resources
  • Busiswa Lutshaba, Director, Blu Space Communications SA
  • Irene Kiwia, Founder and CEO, Twaa
  • Kasango Dickens, CEO, Pison Public Relations
  • Niklas Ekdahl, CEO, Connected Video at Multichoice
  • Rebatho Madiba, Acting CIO, Transnet
  • Tijan Chorr, Founder and CEO, LagaAfrik
  • Warren Hero, CDO, Webber Wentzel

Supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, the awards will be held on 13 November 2019 at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town.  ‘Secret Garden’  is the theme for this year’s event – marking the juxtaposition between the natural and digital worlds.

AfricaCom 2019 will bring together 15 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors showcasing technologies and solutions covering everything from 5G, AI, IoT, Fintech, Blockchain and beyond, with a host of new content and exciting developments.

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Nixon Kanali

Tech journalist based in Nairobi. I write about tech, business and African startups. Founder and Editor For TechTrendsKE. Nixon is also the East African tech editor for Africa Business Communities. Send tips to nkanali@techtrendske.co.ke.

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