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Celebrating Digital Africa: The AfricaCom Awards 2016

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The AfricaCom Awards 2016 celebrated and paid tribute to the industry initiatives that improved connectivity and spearheaded social empowerment on the African continent.

This year's awards took place on November 16 at the exclusive and picturesque Lookout on the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.

The AfricaCom Awards celebration brought together more than 400 professionals from Africa's digital community, recognising and congratulating the companies that have made the biggest strides in connectivity and tech innovation in 'Digital Africa'.

Take a look at all of this year's winners, congratulations to all!

AfricaCom 2016 Awards Winners

Best Network Improvement:
PCCW Global
MEF Certified Ethernet Service

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience:
Huawei Technologies
Huawei CEM

Most Significant Commercial LTE Development:
MTC & Huawei Technologies Commercial
LTE-A Network in Namibia

Best Cost Efficiency Solution for Africa:
Orange
Orange MEA Open Tech Hub

Best Marketing Campaign:
Liquid Telecom
AfriCan

Best Connectivity Solution for Africa:
World Telecoms Lab
Vivada for rural wholesale networks

Best Mobile Financial Service:
Mahindra Comviva
Airtel Money “Tap Tap”, powered by Nearex and Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity Money

Best App for Africa:
Mauritius Telecom
Traffic Watch Mauritius

Most Innovative Service – The Business of Tomorrow:
Airtel Africa
Airtel Advanced Call Completion (Adcom)

Best Pan African Initiative:
BRCK
Kio Kit – Digital Classroom in a Box

CEO of the Year Award:
Ebenezer Twum Asante
MTN Ghana

Changing Lives Award:
Tigo Ghana
Mobile Birth Registration

Are you interested in how tech and telco can spur economic development and social empowerment in Africa? Why not attend AfricaCom 2017? Africa's biggest and most influential tech and telco event will be taking place between the 6-10 November 2017 at the CTICC in Cape Town, South Africa. Find out more here.

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