AfricaCom Awards 2019 Shortlist announced (Communiqué)

London, 6 November 2019 – The word is out.  The AfricaCom Awards, one of the global technology and telecommunications industry’s most respected awards, has announced the current shortlist of nominees. Top honours will be revealed on Wednesday 13th November at The Lookout in the impressive V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.  The Awards are a highly respected extension of AfricaCom,  the world’s largest Africa-focused technology, telecommunications and media event.  It will take place in Cape Town, South Africa 12 – 14 November 2019.

Here are the luminaries leading the pack:

Connecting the Continent Award:

    Angola Cables

    Cambridge Broadband Networks (CNBL)

    Liquid Telecom


    Parallel Wireless

    PCCW Global

    Upstream Systems

Delivering Excellence in Customer Experience

    Alepo Technologies Inc.

    Ericsson & MTN Group

    MTN & Huawei

    MTN South Africa & Huawei


Everything as a service – Best Cloud or Application Solution


    PCCW Global



Changing Lives Award

    Erissson South Africa in partnership with Wot-If? Trust

    iShamba Limited

    ISOCEL Telecom

    KaiOS Technologies

    Liquid Telecom


Best Digital Entertainment Innovation



Security Product or Service of the Year


    Upstream Systems

Best Network Management Software



    MTN & Huawei

    Orange – Huawei

    PCCW Global

Best Connected Consumer Device

    Huawei Technologies

    Orange (Smart Wifi)

    Orange (SANZA)

Best Innovation for Enterprise

    Comviva Technologies Ltd


    MTN South Africa & Huawei

    MTN Uganda & Huawei


Most Innovative Service -The Business of Tomorrow


    Cassava Smartech and Comviva Technologies Ltd

    KaiOS Technologies

    Safaricom & Huawei


    World Telecom Labs and iPlans

CXO of the Year

    Anthoinet Ohene-Amoah, CEO, GetHer In Digital

    Antonio Nunes, CEO, Angola Cables

    Charles Molapisi, CTIO, MTN Group

    Gerard Lokossou, CEO, Orange DRC

    Richmond Nagbe Tobii, Managing Director, LIBTELCO

    Stephane Duproz, CEO, Africa Data Centres

    Yonny Firedman, co-Founder and CEO, Menta Music

Enterprise CxO of the Year

    Ainojie (Alex) Irune, COO, Oando Energy Resources

    Busiswa Lutshaba, Director, Blu Space Communications SA

    Irene Kiwia, Founder and CEO, Twaa

    Kasango Dickens, CEO, Pison Public Relations

    Niklas Ekdahl, CEO, Connected Video at Multichoice

    Rebatho Madiba, Acting CIO, Transnet

    Tijan Chorr, Founder and CEO, LagaAfrik

    Warren Hero, CDO, Webber Wentzel

Supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, the awards will be held on 13 November 2019 at The Lookout in Granger Bay, Cape Town.  ‘Secret Garden’  is the theme for this year’s event – marking the juxtaposition between the natural and digital worlds. Registered delegates and visitors not participating in the Awards, don’t need to miss out on the festivities, as PCCW Global invite all attendees to the legendary after party – also taking place at The Lookout.

AfricaCom 2019 will bring together 15 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors showcasing technologies and solutions covering everything from 5G, AI, IoT, Fintech, Blockchain and beyond, with a host of new content and exciting developments.

Media Registration:

Delegate Registration:  Visitors please register for AfricaCom 2019 here

For other media enquiries, please contact:  Kaz Henderson [email protected]za or call on +27 (0) 82 339 1199.  Please note that media registration will open next week.

About AfricaCom 2019

AfricaCom is part of the Connecting Africa series of events that expose delegates, the media and the savvy, to the latest advancements and opportunities in technology and the digital ecosystem. Taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from 12 -14 November 2019, AfricaCom is now in its 22nd year.   AfricaCom is Africa’s largest technology, media and telecommunications conference & exhibition.  The conference programme covers the most strategic issues affecting companies in Africa’s digital market – services, efficiency, profitability, customer experience, partnerships, policy and more – and features several co-located events: AfricaTech, 5G Africa, Video Exchange Africa, The AI Summit Cape Town and IoT World Africa and more.

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