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Safaricom wins top Africa mobile operator award

Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore with Chairman Nicholas Nganga/FILE

Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore with Chairman Nicholas Nganga/FILE

Nairobi, Kenya, Nov 17 – Safaricom has been named the ‘African Mobile Operator of the Year’ in the annual CommsMEA Awards for 2016.

The award recognises a mobile operator in Africa that has continued to develop, improve and innovate its mobile services while growing its penetration rate.

The judging criteria focuses on a combination of successful growth metrics; including financials,market  innovation and quality of service.

The award also seeks to acknowledge operators who have taken a leadership role in the region’s fast growing and rapidly changing telecoms sector.

Increasing competitive pressures have ensured that the company continues to invest heavily in building a network that is fit for future challenges, said Safaricom, in a statement.

The awards will also honour companies that have continually invested in technology, implemented winning strategies and developed services to capture the hearts and minds of end-users.

This year, Safaricom was up against other African operators including Ooredoo Algeria, Vodacom South Africa, Sudatel and Vodafone Egypt for the award.

The judging panel consists of a mix of industry analysts and commentators, including representatives from IDC Middle East, Turkey & Africa; A.T. Kearney; Deloitte Middle East; the Boston Consulting Group; Ovum;and Booz Allen Hamilton.

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