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Vodacom Soars With Three Awards of Service Excellence


… Gets Inducted into the BoICT Hall of Fame

L-R: Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Gbenga Adebayo; Managing Director, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Wale Odeyemi; Chief Executive Officer, Communication Week Media, Ken Nwogbo; Commercial Director, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Solomon Ogufere; and Chairman, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Olusola Teniola during the 2019 Beacon of ICT Awards held in Lagos

In recognition of its outstanding contributions in the Nigerian Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry, Vodacom Business Nigeria has bagged three Awards and induction into the Hall of Fame at the 10th edition of the annual Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards.

The awards come as a recognition of the brand’s active involvement in deepening economic growth with the creation and provision of telecommunication solutions and support services for businesses. The recognitions equally reflect Vodacom Business Nigeria’s investments in delivering innovative solutions to multinationals, government, small and medium enterprises whilst offering value and allowing them to thrive.

The BoICT Awards, widely considered as the most reputable annual Awards event in the ICT industry in Nigeria, conferred the Enterprise Broadband Services Provider of the Year; Internet of Things (IoT) Focused Company and Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year Awards on Vodacom Business Nigeria, while also inducting the company into the Beacon of the ICT Hall of Fame in Enterprise Solutions.

Speaking at the event, Vodacom Business Nigeria’s Managing Director, Wale Odeyemi said: “We’re honoured and inspired yet again to go further and sustain our commitment to contribute to the rise of Nigeria’s ICT industry. These honours point to the fact that we are doing something differently beyond the conventional which has earned us some of these awards consistently for about a decade.”

While pledging that the company will continue to innovate in its services to Nigerians, Odeyemi further noted that: “the underlying drive in these recognitions is to get better and better at what we do. Vodacom Business Nigeria will keep walking on the path of improvement, sustaining the culture of innovation, while driving the advancement of Nigeria’s economy with products and services that aid growth and development.”

While handing over the Awards, Chairman, Association of Licensed Telecom Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Engr. Gbenga Adebayo urged Vodacom Business Nigeria to deepen its resolve towards enhancing the country’s fortunes on the global ICT map.

It will be recalled that Vodacom Business has been garnering several prestigious awards at various times since the inception of the BoICT Awards. Vodacom has emerged winners in the Enterprise Broadband Services Provider of the Year category in 2018, three times in the ‘Internet of Things Focused Company’ category and eight times in the Enterprise Solutions category, with the ninth earning the corporate connectivity brand a place in the BoICT Hall of Fame for Enterprise Solutions.

The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, a leading pan-African corporate connectivity, and telecommunications provider. It provides services to the continent’s largest businesses in sectors including oil and gas, retail, banking, mining, distribution, and tourism; helping them stay connected across Africa, and to the rest of the world.

With a core infrastructure that connects over 580 million people across more than 40 African countries; including over 50 satellite transponders, 24 dedicated teleports and access to multiple sub-sea cable landing ports, Vodacom Business’ mission is to build the future of African communications through continued investment in infrastructure, products and services, creating the best value for its customers and the communities in which it operates.

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