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3rd Ghana Telecom Awards nominees out
From: Ghana|Samuel Nii Narku Dowuona|Adom News          Published On: March 26, 2013, 19:10 GMT
 
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3rd Ghana Telecom Awards nominees out

Publisher of MobileWorld Magazine, Akin Naphtal

Nominees for the third MobileWorld Ghana Telecom Awards (GTA) have been released, with Vodafone topping the list with 13 nominations.

Last year, Vodafone topped them all by sweeping an unprecedented six awards, including the prestigious Telecom Brand of the Year and CEO of the Year.

But it was MTN who walked away with the Telecoms Operator of the Year, which was a laurel the market leader also won the previous year.

This year, “Jonny just come”, Glo made a fairly strong maiden entry with seven nominations, and the rest, MTN, Airtel, and Tigo got 10 nominations each. Expresso, did not make the cut for this year’s laurels.

Each of the nominees for the various categories completed very detailed entry documents, which are still undergoing rigorous scrutiny by the organisers to determine winners.

Through the year under review, telecoms services have generally not been the best, but some of the telcos particularly performed poorly as per the National Communication Authority’s (NCA) Quality of Service reports and subsequent sanctions.

But the industry no doubt continue to make immense contribution to national development employing over 6,000 people directly, and 1.5 million indirectly; accounting for about 10% of government tax revenue, and 2% per cent of GDP, while recording the lowest inflation of 0.4% against an average of 11% across other sectors.

This year, the awards ceremony, organised by UK-based MobileWorld Magazine, is slated for May 31, 2013 at the plush Movenpick Ambassador Hotel, where the winners will be announced.

Group Publisher of MobileWorld Magazine, Akin Naphtal said the awards ceremony is a befitting platform where all industry stakeholders come together and celebrate their achievement, in contributing to Ghana’s development.

“The unique awards ceremony also provides a great networking opportunity to reinforce relationships with partners, entertain clients and reward the excellent operators and personalities,” he said.

This year’s ceremony would be hosted by Kafui Dey, of “Who wants to be Rich” fame, and entertainment will come from a top comedian.

The nominations are as follows:

Telecom Vendor of the Year
Ericsson
Huawei
Nokia Siemens
Alcatel Lucent

Smartphone of the of Year
BlackBerry Bold 9930
Nokia Lumia 920
Samsung S III
Tecno N3

Telecom Wholesale Provider of the Year
MainOne Cable
Vodafone Wholesale
Glo One

Mobile Innovative Product of the Year
Glo Biiiiig 5
Airtel 5x Obolobo
Tigo Unlimited Internet Access
Vodafone 1 Ghana

Tower Company of the Year
ATC Ghana
Eaton Towers
Helios Towers
Ihs

Best Mobile Money Service of the Year
Airtel Money
MTN Mobile Money
Tigo Cash

Telecom Brand of the Year
Airtel
MTN
Tigo
Vodafone
Glo

Infrastructure Company of the Year
MainOne Cable
ATC Ghana
Vodafone Wholesale
Eaton Towers

Best ISP of the Year
Busy Internet
Zipnet
TeleData ICT
Vodafone

Best Use of Social Media
Vodafone
Tigo
Samsung Ghana
MTN Ghana

CSR Initiative of the Year
Airtel
MTN Foundation
Tigo Foundation
Vodafone Foundation

Best Bank in ICT Innovation
GTBank
Zenith Bank
Fidelity Bank
UT Bank

ICT Support Company of the Year
Microsoft
Google
IBM
CWG Ghana

Software Company of the Year
BSystems Ghana
theSOFTtribe Limited
Rancard Solutions Ltd
DreamOval

Enterprise Network and Internet Solution Provider
ZIPNet Business
Superlock Technologies Limited (STL)
KNET
COMSYS

Best Mobile Broadband Service of the Year
MTN
Vodafone
Airtel
Tigo
Glo

Distributor of the Year
i2 Itsalat
Telefonika
Mobile Zone
Midcom

Best Customer Care
Airtel
MTN
Tigo
Vodafone
Glo

Marketing Campaign of the Year
Airtel
MTN
Tigo
Vodafone
Glo

Best Business Service of the Year
MTN Business
Vodafone Business Solutions
Airtel Enterprise Solutions
ZIPNet Business

Operator of the Year
Airtel
MTN
Tigo
Vodafone
Glo

CEO of the Year
Phillip Sowal, CEO, Airtel
Michael Ikpoki -CEO, MTN
Kyle Whitehill, CEO, Vodafone
Adil El Youssefi, CEO, Tigo

PUBLISHER'S CHOICE
Special Recognition to the Telecom Industry
ICT Personality of the Year
Female Technologist of the Year
MobileWorld Lifetime Achievement Award



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