Informa Launches AfricaCom Awards

Informa Telecoms & Media has annnounced the launch of the AfricaCom Awards 2008. The awards will take place during the annual AfricaCom event. AfricaCom is now in its 11th year and has shown continual growth as a result of the wealth of opportunities that exist in the African telecommunications market. The AfricaCom Awards 2008 winners will be revealed at Gala Dinner on 18 November in the Grand Ballroom at the International Convention Centre, Cape Town.
The AfricaCom Awards 2008 is a celebration of the achievements of the African telecommunications industry and will be independently judged by a panel of senior level industry experts. The Awards categories are:

    New Entrant Of The Year
    Best Network Quality Initiative
    Most Innovative New Service
    Best Solution For Rural Services
    Best Marketing Campaign
    Customer Services Provider Of The Year
    Best Enterprise Solution In Africa
    Best Pan-African Initiative
    Changing Lives Award

The Awards not only champion the success of the African industry over the last 12 months, but also provide an extremely high-profile way for winners and entrants to boost their position as industry leaders, setting an example for the future of the African market, says Informa Telecoms & Media CEO, Ian Hemming.
Entries can be submitted online and there is no charge to enter. The deadline for entry submissions is 8 September. Full information about the Awards, the Judges, how to enter and sponsorship opportunities can also be found on the website. For any enquiries about any aspect of the Awards, email