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Ghana: Surfline Shortlisted for Africa Com Awards
Source: Google Alert
Source Date: Friday, October 31, 2014
Focus: Knowledge Management in Government
Country: Ghana
Created: Oct 31, 2014

Described as the digital industry’s most anticipated awards event in Africa, the seventh Africa Communications Awards will focus on innovation and celebrate businesses that are leading the way in breaking new fronts in technology, within their markets and the continent at large.

Speaking on the awards, Chief Executive Officer of Surfline, Dr, Yaw Akoto, said “we are excited that our drive and efforts to redefine the data experience in Ghana is already being acknowledged in just a little over two months after launch. This recognition will bolster our efforts to shape technology and ICT in Ghana and the rest of the continent eventually.”

The other categories for recognition at this year’s awards are the Best App for Africa, Best connectivity Solutions for Africa, Best cost efficiency solution for Africa, Best device for Africa, Best Marketing Campaign, Best Mobile Money Service, Best Network Improvement, Best Pan African initiative, Changing lives award, excellence in customer experience management, most innovative service and VSAT innovations for Africa.

Data usage in Ghana is said to be the focus for most providers as penetration rates keep increasing.

Analyst have said this is mainly as a result of the increase in the use of mobile devices in the country.

Since 2008, data has grown quite rapidly from mainly on SAT 3 fibre optic cable to 3G.

“Within the same period internet penetration had also grown from 7 to 24 percent in 2014, with the democratisation of internet to ensure they were readily available to homes and offices,’’ according to the CEO of Vodafone Ghana.

 

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