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Here are the shortlisted entries for AfricaCom Awards 2014

The 2014 AfricaCom Awards are set to take place on the 12th November. The event will take place at the the Waterfront Lookout in Cape Town and will celebrate and acknowledge leaders in digital  ICT, technology, Telecommunications and Media across the African continent.

Over the years, the event has consistently grown and this year it has attracted over 161 entries. Speaking about this year’s event, Adam Thompson, the Research Manager, Information Telecoms & Media said that: “The overall quality of the entries this year surpassed expectation. The innovation taking place in the digital ecosystem across the entire continent is heartening and also world class. Many are leaders in their fields and pioneers of new technology and services answering the needs of emerging markets that more traditional markets can and should take note of:

Here is the List:

Best App for Africa
- Orange – Libon
- Orange – Orange Self-care Application: My Orange
- Kirusa – InstaVoice
- Bharti – Airtel Internet.org App
- Spice – Mziiki
Best Connectivity Solutions for Africa
- Orange – My Social WiFi
- Liquid Telecom -100Mbps FTTH Service
- Breeze Micro and World Telecom Labs – New Inter-city VoIP Routes in     Nigeria from Breeze Micro and World Telecom Labs
- WIOCC - Connecting Somalia – closing the final link
- Sky Vision – SkyVision Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial network solutions
Best Cost Efficiency Solutions for Africa
- TKM Maestro – TKM Cost Efficiency Solution
- Nomanini – Nomanini payments platform
- Digital Route- Mediation Zone
- Afrigis –  Voting Station Monitor USSD Solution
- Huawei – Africa’s 1st SDN Innovation
- Opera Software – Opera Web Pass
- Fairwaves – Mobile network which you can build yourself
Best Device for Africa
- Solarway – Solar Powered Mobile Phone Charging Station
- Solarway – Solar Kiosk
- Equatel – Equatel SIM Payphone
- Nomanini – Nomanini payments platform
- Bharti Airtel – Airtel Red
Best Marketing Campaign
- MTN – MTN Corporate Campaign
- OgilvyOne Africa /Airtel Zambia – Go For It : Be Whatever, Do Whatever
- Orange – Emergency Credit Campaign
- Orange – Orange Football Club Campaign
- Huawei – MTN’s Mandela Birthday‘ 67 Minutes
- Onlime – Marketing Campaign – Rebrand
- Millicom Tanzania TIGO – Free Facebook in Swahili
- Bharti Airtel – Mr Money Campaign
Best Mobile Money Solution
- Orange –  Mobile Travel Tickets
- Orange – Mobile Pensions
- eTranzact – PocketMoni Mobile Money Service
- Bharti Airtel – Airtel Money
- Mahindra Comviva – Mahindra Comviva mobiquity Connect
Best Network Improvement
- Ericsson  - Unitel Angola, Smile Nigeria, TiGO Senegal
- ​World Telecoms  Lab –  Nigeria’s new interconnect exchange carriers and World Telecom Labs’ 2nd Generation VoIP Switches
- ​​WIOCC – Extending WIOCC’s Pan-African Network into Somalia
- Tigo Rwanda – Tigo Voice and Data Mobile Services
- Bharti Airtel – Nigeria Data Service Improvement
- Liquid Telecom – Upgrading and improving the fibre network of Liquid Telecom Kenya
Best Pan African Initiative
- PCCW Global –  High-Quality Calling with Direct Routing in Africa
- ​Orange – Pan-African Partnering Play Store
- Liquid Telecom – East Africa Fibre Ring
- Airtel Africa and IBM – Business Intelligence Solution (based on Cognos, DB2, Websphere, AIX and IBM Blade Center)
Breakthrough LTE Development
- PCCW Global – Global LTE Roaming for African Mobile Subscribers
- Ericsson – LTE Market Impact
- Ericsson – Breakthrough LTE Development – Unitel
- Orange – LTE for fix
- Huawei – Innovative LTE Rollout
- Smile Communications – SmileON and Data Management
- Telkom – LTE
- ​Surfline – Deployment of 4G LTE network in Ghana
Changing Lives Awards
- Afrigis – Gender-Based Violence Command Centre (GBVCC)
- ​Orange Digital School Project
- WIOCC – Closing the final link – connecting Somalia
- afb Mauritius Ltd – Mobile Consume and Businesses Unsecured Credit
- TXT Ghana – JOB 1917
- Bharti Airtel – Ebola Initiative
- Sky Vision – Ghana Crossover Academy
- Telekom – TNM Moyo Cover
Excellence in Customer Experience Management
- Procera – RAN Perspectives
- OgilvyOne Africa /Airtel Ghana – Uncle MB | Sorting data drama
- ​SafariCom – Customer Care support for M-PESA product – the leading mobile money transfer service in the world
- Orange – ’100% Successful Calls’ Suites of services
- Bharti Airtel – Airtel Premier
Most Innovative Service
- Huawei – Huawei’s Digital Music Service for MTN
- Millicom Tanzania TIGO – Tigo Pesa – International Mobile Money Transfer
- Econet Renewable Energy Systems – Titan – Home Power Station
- ​Opera Software – Opera Web Pass
- Orange – Facebook Partnerships
- Kifiya Financial Technologies – Digital Finance and Payment Service
VSAT Innovation for Africa
- Afrique Telecom – Full VNO OSS/BSS for VSAT Industry and Customers
- Liquid Telecom – Shared MPLS Satellite service
- EMC – Fully managed VSAT services
- Sky Vision – Sky Vision Active Series

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