The AfricaCom Awards show celebrated and acknowledged those trailblazers who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development. Photo: File

DURBAN - The AfricaCom Awards show celebrated and acknowledged those trailblazers who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African Continent. 

The awards are supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global and it was held in Cape Town during AfricaCom.

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". 

Here are the AfricaCom Awards stars for 2018:

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

The winners of two the peer-voted awards were also announced at the event. Abdikarim Mohamed Eid - CEO, Telesom was acknowledged as the AfricaCom CXO of the Year while Priya Thakoor - Chief Digital Officer, Coca-Cola South Africa was recognised for outstanding achievements in driving ‘Digital Africa’ forward. 

Reuters