L-R; Solomon Ogufere, Commercial Director, Vodacom Business Nigeria; Ernest Ndukwe, former Executive Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission and Kola Fayemi, Executive Head, Legal, Regulatory & Compliance, Vodacom, during the presentation of Internet of things Focused Company; Enterprise Broadband Services Provider and Enterprise Solution Provider of the Year awards to Vodacom at the Beacon of ICT Awards in Lagos last Saturday.
Once again this year, Vodacom Business Nigeria has been honored with three major accolades at the Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards 2018.
Adding to the list of accolades, Vodacom, received awards for Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year, an award conferred on the company consistently since 2013; Internet of Things (IoT) Focused Company, owing to its pioneering and visionary endeavors in this area in the past two years. A third award was also given to Vodacom for Enterprise Broadband Services Provider of the year.
The BoICT awards is a merit-based celebration organised by Nigeria’s leading technology publication, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek, which aims to recognise outstanding contributions to the growth and development of ICT in Nigeria.
This year, over two million readers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek voted in different categories and Vodacom emerging as the clear winners in the three categories; Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year, Internet of Things Focused Company and Enterprise Broadband Services Provider of the Year, a new category introduced this year.
Speaking at the Beacon of ICT Award Ceremony, which took place in Lagos at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island recently, Managing Director for Vodacom Business Nigeria, Lanre Kolade said: “Winning these three awards elicits two very distinct emotions today, pride and humility. Pride in the achievements of our dynamic and tenacious team over the years, and humility because we would be nowhere without our customers who continue to trust us to meet their total communications needs and keep them connected 24/7.”
Kolade said: “These awards are an affirmation of our diligence and commitment to delivering the highest quality enterprise-grade total communications solutions in the industry. We assure our customers that we will not relent in our pursuit of innovative technological solutions that accelerate business growth and profitability, with unwavering determination to turn their challenges into solutions.”
ABOUT VODACOM BUSINESS
Vodacom Business (Africa) Nigeria, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, is a leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider. We provide 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.
Our core infrastructure connects over 580 million people, across more than 40 African countries and includes over 50 satellite transponders, 24 dedicated teleports and access to multiple sub-sea cable landing ports.
By utilising on-the-ground support, we provide system integration and maintenance, high-speed Internet services, pan-African data networks, Cloud and Hosting Solution, wireless broadband and international VPNs, Enterprise Voice and Internet of Things (IoT).