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Top Technology Companies, Personalities honoured at 2nd NTITA

The 2nd Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards, which promote success stories, technology advancement and disruption in one of the most dynamic business sectors in Nigeria, held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Oriental hotel, Victoria Island.

The event which was on the theme: ‘Celebrating ICT Impact in Nigeria’s Economy’ saw a total of 51 personalities and institutions celebrated.

The annual event recognizes government institutions and fintech players who have utilised technology to improve the lives of citizens. NTITA also rewards individuals who have made a genuine impact on the market from within their companies.

L-R: Olumide Orojimi, Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Stock Exchange(NSE) receiving “Best Use of Technology for Efficiency Award” from Olusola Teniola, President, Association of Telecommunications Companies in Nigeria during the Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecoms Awards 2018 ceremony at the Oriental Hotel recently.

Mr.Akin Naphtal, CEO of InstinctWave, lauded organizations shortlisted for the awards, adding that winners were recognized for their contributions to the growth of most dynamic business sectors in Nigeria and the individuals who have made a genuine impact on the market.


Below is the full list of winners:

Unified Communications Solutions Provider of the Year:

BCX Nigeria

IoT Solutions Provider of the Year:


Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company:

Digital Encode

Tower Company of the Year:


Cloud Service Provider of the Year:


Digital Bank of the Year:


Fintech Company of the Year:

Unified Payment Service (UPS)

Telecom Solutions Support Company of the Year:


Telecom Infrastructure Company of the Year:


Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year:


Customer Experience Award:


Innovative BPO Provider of the Year:

ISON BPO Nigeria

Popular Phone Brand of the Year:


Datacenter Provider of the Year:


Digital Transformation Award:


Interconnect Provider of the Year:

Exchange Communications

Managed Service Provider of the Year:


IT Company of the Year:

Reliance Infosystem

4G/LTE Provider of the Year:


Internet Service Provider of the Year (SME):

eStream Networks

Broadband Enabler of the Year:


Internet Service Provider of the Year (Enterprise):


Managed Security Services Provider of the Year:

Backbone Connectivity Network

SmartPhone of the Year:

Tecno Camon CX

Telecom Business of the Year:


Telecom Company of the Year:


Social Impact Award:


Public Sector ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year:

Galaxy Backbone

Hosting Provider of the Year:


Best Public Sector Website of the Year:


Mobile Phone & Gadget Retailer of the Year:


Emerging Online Car Dealer of the Year :


Excellence in IT Regulation:


Telecom Wholesale Provider of the Year:

BroadBased Communications

IT Consulting Company of the Year:


System Integrator of the Year:


Best State in ICT Development:

Lagos State

Best Use of Technology for Financial Efficiency:

Nigerian Stock Exchange

Special Recognition/Individual Awards

Cybersecurity Professional of the Year:

Obadare Peter Adewale, Co-Founder, Digital Encode, Oluseyi Akindeinde, Co-Founder, Digital Encode,

Special Recognition for Promoting Broadband Penetration:


Outstanding Contribution to the Telecom Industry:

Abiodun Omoniyi, MD/CEO, VDT Communications

Special Recognition for connecting the unconnected:

Mr. Muyiwa Ogungboye, MD, Estream Networks Ltd

Telecom Advocate of the Year:

Olusola Teniola, President, ATCON

Woman in Telecom Award:

Abimbola Alale, MD/CEO, NIGCOMSAT

Public Sector IT CEO of the Year:

Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, DG/CEO, NITDA

IT CEO of the Year:

Olayemi Popoola, CEO, Reliance Infosystem

Telecom CEO of the Year:

Ferdinand Moolman, CEO, MTN

Public Sector IT Personality of the Year:

Yusuf Kazaure, CEO, Galaxy Backbone

Telecom Industry Personality of the Year:

Ikechukwu Nnamani, CEO, Medallion

Telecom Leadership Award:

Sam Darwish, Group CEO, IHS Towers

Telecom Man of the Year:

Prof. Umaru Garba Danbatta, EVC/CEO, NCC


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