AFRICTA (African Information and Communications Technology Awards), one of Nigeria’s most respected telecoms industry awards organized by the IT and Telecoms Digest as an integral part of the annual West African Information Communications Technology (WAFICIT) Conference took place over the weekend.
West Africa’s major telecoms operator, Globacom and its enterprising Chairman, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr.(GCON) won five awards at the event held at the Eko Hotel and Suites. Dr. Adenuga was adjudged the African ICT Man of the Decade for his pan African ICT investment vision, humaneness and unrivaled patriotism.
Globacom bagged four awards including:
==> Broadband Backbone Provider of the year for its Glo 1 infrastructure,
==> Subscriber – Friendly Telecoms Operator of the Year for its commitment to subscriber rewards and sponsorships ,
==> Fastest Growing Mobile Operator of the Decade and
==> Best Wholesale Broadband Company of the year.
The awards promoters described Dr. Adenuga as a pan-Africanist who has put a human face to wealth creation and an investor whose vision for the ICT industry is founded “…on a tradition of changing the life of the black man . Hence Globacom has become synonymous with life-transforming investments like the Glo 1 undersea cable which has changed the way West Africans live and do business”.
The leading telecoms firm was singled out for further praise for its promotion of the entertainment industry, sports and sponsorship of cultural festivals across the Nigerian ethnic terrain, hence Globacom was rated the most Subscriber friendly Operator.
Thumbs Up to Glo!