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Globacom, Interswitch others listed among Top 50 Technology companies in West Africa

August 2, 2007 • Top Stories

Globacom, Interswitch, Progenics, Linkserve and MTN Nigeria are among 50 technology companies listed in West Africa’s top 50 technology service providers.

Also on the list are notable players such as Nokia, HP, Cisco, Systemspecs, 21st Century Limited, Zinox, Samsung, Omatek, Teledom and Accelon. Others are Huawei, Motorola, LG Electronics, Xerox, Sonatel (Senegal), Tigo (Ghana), Areeba (Ghana), Multilinks, Kasapa (Ghana), Progenics, Comium (Sierra Leone), BusyInternet (Ghana) and APC among others.

Only 50 companies from about six West African countries in the 14 ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) sub-region met the stiff criteria with Globacom, Interswitch, Progenics, Linkserve, MTN, Sony Ericsson, theSoftTribe (Ghana), K-Net (Ghana), DOPC, Starcomms, GS Telecom now Gateway Telecom, DCC, and Expert Edge, Celtel prominent on the list.

The Top 50 Rating is an aggregate of companies across West Africa in the technology business sector whose performance in 2006 made the mark on service excellence.
The companies were rated by IT Edge, the regional leading ICT Magazine based on market spread and technical competence, functionality and relevance in terms of customers service and contribution to national economy in their respective areas of operation among other factors.

“We think joining this exclusive club thrust further responsibilities on us to meet the challenges of the market and ensure that customers get the best service delivery,” said Ranford Mill, KNET’s spokesman in Accra. KNET is Ghana’s leading ISP and has since become a top-end multimedia service provider in West Africa’s second biggest market.

All companies are to be hosted in Lagos at an Executive Business Lunch slated to hold August 30 at The Chinese Golden Gate, Ikoyi with the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Governor Raji Fashola expected to chair the ceremony.

“We are humbled to have two of our companies listed and also encouraged to know that the market recognizes excellence. IT Edge has become some sort of watchdog with its quarterly rating of technology players in Nigeria.

Source: Sun Online

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