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Telco of the Year Award

This award is dedicated to recognising and honouring network providers and services that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and effort in ensuring connectivity for all.

About the Telco of the Year Award


The Telco of the Year Award is dedicated to recognizing and honoring network providers and telecommunications services that have demonstrated exceptional commitment and effort in ensuring seamless and reliable connectivity for all. This prestigious accolade celebrates the pivotal role that telecommunications companies play in connecting people, businesses, and communities, driving digital transformation, and fostering economic and social development across the region.

In an increasingly digital world, the importance of robust and accessible telecommunications infrastructure cannot be overstated. This award acknowledges the outstanding achievements of telcos that have excelled in delivering high-quality services, expanding network coverage, and innovating to meet the evolving needs of their customers. By providing reliable and efficient communication solutions, these companies enable individuals to stay connected, businesses to thrive, and communities to access essential information and services.

Award Criteria


Network Quality and Coverage

The telco must demonstrate excellence in providing high-quality network services with extensive coverage, ensuring reliable connectivity even in remote and underserved areas.

Innovation & Technology

The company should showcase innovative use of technology, pioneering advancements in telecommunications that enhance user experience and drive industry standards.

Digital Inclusion & Accessibility

The telco should actively work towards digital inclusion, ensuring that connectivity solutions are accessible and affordable for all segments of society, including marginalized and vulnerable communities.

2024 Awards Timeline


Here is the timeline for the 2024 Africa Tech Festival Awards!

Key information:

  • The shortlist will consist of the top 5 candidates per category and will be subject to a public vote.
  • The top three shortlisted candidates with the most votes from the public will progress to the finals.
  • The finalists will be sent to our expert panel of judges, who will determine the winners.
  • The winners will be announced live at the ceremony in Cape Town on 13 November.