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AfricaCom Awards finalists named

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The AfricaCom Awards 2013 shortlist has been announced. With entries received from across Africa, the finalists represent a fascinating cross-section of the continent’s telecoms services.

The short-listed nominees are:

Best Network Improvement Seacom SEACOM’s African Ring Orange Internet for All Tigo Tanzania Network Improvement Sky Vision Project Mauritius Huawei Technologies Huawei FMC Solution

Best Quality User Experience Orange My Orange Deloitte Digital Data Visualisation Orange My Orange Facebook Orange Internet Everywhere Roamtech Solutions Ltd Music Service Ericsson Ericsson Multiscreen Self-care Citrix T3100 Adaptive Traffic Manager

Best Cost Efficiency Solution for Africa World Telecoms Lab WTL’s 2nd Generation VoIP Liquid Telecom the longest fibre links in Africa Conduct Telecommunications Open access, dark fibre infrastructure in the last mile Astellia and Econet Wireless Revenue Assurance Peer App Ultraband TKM Maestro Limited

Rural Telcoms Award Orange Mobile Agricultural Info (Labaroun Kassoua) Econet Solar International HPS Home Power Station Helios Towers Africa Shared Telecoms Infrastructure Safaricom limited VUMA online Vodacom Business Nigeria- Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Solutions SkyVision Project Rodrigues

Best Connectivity Solution for Africa Orange ACE Cable Poynting Antennas (Pty) Ltd Subterranean Cellular Base Station Conduct Telecommunications Open access, dark fibre infrastructure in the last mile Bluwan Bluwan’s BroadFusion access solution and the Access in Africa project Liquid Telecom Liquid’s fibre network Seacom Remote Peering

Best Marketing Campaign OgilvyOne Africa Marketing Campaign for Airtel Nigeria Padi Na Good Thing O! Half Dollar Orange Orange African Cup of Nations 2013 Liquid Telecom ‚’I Am’ MTN Welcome to the World

Best Mobile Marketing Campaign Orange E-Recharge & Win -Botswana OgilvyOne Africa Mobile Marketing Campaign for Airtel Kenya FREE Your Smartphone Mobitainment The Excella’nt Competition

Best Digital Music Initiative OgilvyOne Africa Online marketing campaign for Airtel FRNDZ Unlimited Offer Mahindra Comviva Digital Music Library Spice VAS Africa Pte Ltd MOD360 Roamtech Solutions Ltd Bonyeza 699

Best Mobile Money Service Mahindra Comviva Ecocash Orange Niger Mobile Ticketing Safaricom Limited M-Shwari Orange Orange Money Visa Service ORANGE Orange Money International Transfer Mer Group Telecom Division Mobile FinaGate

Best App for Africa Prezence Bid or Buy SatPack Travel- Africa: Live App Orange My Orange Opera Software Opera Mini Prezence Real Time Wine ydangle apps (Pty) Ltd Flick

Most Innovative Service Intersec Loyalty Management Suite 5.0 Arabsat Satellite communication services TXT Ghana Ltd Job 1917 Deloitte Digital Data Visualiser ORANGE My Orange Facebook Safaricom Limited Cashless Payment Solution MTN Swaziland MTN XtraTime Orange Mobile Yellow Pages (User Generated Content Directory) PCCW Global -PCCW Global Products & Services

Best Pan African Initiative Tata Communications Africa Connectivity and Collaboration Expansion Orange International Airtime Hub Orange Orange Regional Money Transfer SkyVision SkyVision South Africa Seacom SEACOM’s IP Network PCCW Global -Landlocked But Not Locked Out

Industry Personality of the Year Safaricom Limited Betty Mwangi-Thuo WIOCC Chris Wood Liquid Telecom Nic Rudnick

Changing Lives Award Orange Mobile Agricultural Info (Labaroun Kassouwa) Open Idea Four products: Quality of Service Monitoring, Remote Medical Diagnostics Orange EDUCI MTN Swaziland MTN Schools’ Connectivity Project YooMee Africa AG Broadband internet access for students and faculty, University of Douala, Cameroon

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