24 Jun 2011

Orange shows support for Africa's most prestigious telecoms awards

The AfricaCom Awards, Africa’s premier telecoms award gala, is now being sponsored by pan-African giant Orange.  This unique event is the only gala of its kind, and it recognises companies’ progress and achievements in the continent’s telecoms industry over the past year.

Orange has been there all 3 years so far, and last year ran away with a storming 12 shortlisted entries and 2 wins. They have been one of the many service providers in Africa that have entered, attended, and won at the AfricaCom Awards ceremony, and this year they will take a more active role as sponsors of the Orange African Social Venture Prize.   They join Founding Sponsor, Gateway and Category Sponsor, Comviva as 2011’s headline endorsers.

In fact, there has never been a better occasion to enter. There’s a new glamorous water front venue at the V&A Water Front in Cape Town, as well as a few fresh new judges that have been recruited, and of course the award categories themselves are more pertinent and exciting with 6 new categories. The final 2011 category list is:
  • Best Network Improvement
  • Best New Service
  • Best Cost Efficiency Initiative for Africa
  • Rural Telecoms Award *NEW
  • Best Backhaul Solution for Africa *NEW
  • Customer Service Excellence Award *NEW
  • Best Marketing Campaign
  • Satellite Service Provider of the Year *NEW
  • Best ICT Solution Provider for Enterprise Markets in Africa *NEW
  • Best Pan African Initiative
  • Changing Lives Award
Orange African Social Venture Prize *NEW

The deadline for entries is 2 September 2011.  Don’t miss your chance to enter!