Glo Wins Telecoms Operator Of The Year Award


Leading telecoms operator Globacom emerged Telecoms Operator of the Year at the Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards held last weekend, where it also took home two other awards for its sterling performance in the telecoms sector.


At the award ceremony which was held at Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, Globacom won the Telecoms Operator of the Year, Submarine Cable Company of the Year for Glo 1, and the Best Promotion of the Year for Text4millions promo.


Organisers of the BoICT event, CommunicationsWeek, said the award was instituted to reward the vision and enterprise of individuals and companies that have contributed to the growth of the ICT industry in Nigeria.


Editor-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of the magazine, Ken Nwogbo, said the main objectives of the awards were to evaluate and recognize standards of excellence in the country’s quest for growth and development in the use of ICT and to ensure that ICT professionals are provided a benchmark for recognizing and validating outstanding contributions.


Nwogbo explained that the Telecom Operator of the Year award was given to Glo as a recognition of “Glo Mobile’s unparalleled achievements and for variously impressing with its ability to reinvent the wheel, for breathing life into fixed line service with Glo Broadaccess, for providing sufficient bandwidth for economic prosperity through Glo 1 and for helping the realization of government’s cashless policy through Glo Text Cash (mobile money ), amongst other initiatives.”


According to him, Submarine Cable Company of the Year was awarded to Glo 1 for being the most significant milestone that has redefined telecommunications in Nigeria and Ghana since landing. He added that Glo 1 “has improved and increased telecom and internet services as well as penetration.”


For the Best Promo of the Year Award, Nwogbo observed that “Text4millions Season 2 has transformed lives with hundreds of winners and given back so much to Glo’s loyal subscribers. The promo is hugely popular and transparent and has an open process of selecting winners as well as an easy-to-play module,” Nwogbo stated.


Globacom’s Executive Director, Mr Adewale Sangowawa expressed delight on the awards and attributed the recognition to the hard work of the Board, Management and staff. “The awards are as a result of the dedication, hard work, and ingenuity of the Glo Board, Management and staff who are committed to sustaining Glo as Africa’s telecoms leader,” Sangowawa said.


He specially thanked the customers for their loyalty, adding that “they are the reason why we are in business. “We at Glo dedicate the awards to our esteemed customers,” he said.


The ceremony was chaired by former Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Ernest Ndukwe and had as Special Guest, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.

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