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Vodacom wins IoT Company of the Year in Nigeria

April 25, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Top Stories, West Africa

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Vodacom walked away as big winners at the BoICT awards in Lagos, Nigeria. (Image Source: Darryl Linington)

Vodacom Business Nigeria was announced as the winner of The Internet of Things (IoT) Focused Company and Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year Awards at the 2017 Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards.

The 8th edition of the awards saw over 1,952 739 Nigeria CommunicationsWeek readers vote across the different categories. Vodacom Business Nigeria emerged as the clear winner of the Internet of Things Focused Company, a new category introduced this year. On top of their success in the newly added category they also walked away with the Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year Award for the 4th time, having previously won the title in 2013, 2014 and 2016.

While receiving the awards at the Beacon of ICT Award Ceremony, which was held in Lagos over the weekend, Mr. Lanre Kolade, Vodacom Business Nigeria’s Managing Director, said “We are proud of our achievements over the years and are grateful to all our customers who have come to realize the benefits of using our solutions. These awards recognize the leadership position we have established in delivering enterprise-grade total communications solutions in the industry. We will continue to take the lead in leveraging technology to drive businesses growth which will in turn accelerate economic development in Nigeria”.

A successful partnership which was recently established between Vodacom and Kaduna State Government to launch an ICT for development initiative. The partnership falls in line with the BoICT awards which aims to recognize outstanding contributions to the growth of ICT in Nigeria.

The project supports mass service delivery in healthcare and education in Kaduna State through the deployment of mobile-based solutions to promote greater efficiency in each sector.

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