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 NTITA 2017: NCC scoops two awards, Danbatta is ‘Telecom Man Of The Year’

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has added more feathers to its cap, as a corporate entity and individual staff, at the weekend, received the “Consumer Initiative Project of the Year Award” and the “Regulator of the Year Award”.

Also, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta received the ‘Telecom Man of the Year Award at the Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards in Lagos, attended by crème de crème of personalities in the industry.

Here are faces at the Nigeria Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards 2017 and full list of awardees.

Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC., Prof. Umar Danbatta, receiving the “Consumer initiative project of the year Award

 

 

 

 

Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the NCC.,Prof. Umar Danbatta, receiving the “Telecom Man of the year Award” with ATCON President, Olusola Teniola commending the EVC.

(L-R): President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, Mr. Olusola Teniola; Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta and Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe at NTITA award held recently in Lagos

Cross Section of Guests at the award night.

Group photo of the NCC staff present at the event

(L-R): Chief of Staff to the EVC, NCC., Usman Malah; Commission Secretary, NCC., Felix Adeoye and SA to the Honourable Minister of Communications.

(Centre): Prof. Umar Danbatta taking selfie pictures with other Award winners

(L-R): President of ATCON, Olusola Teniola; EVC of NCC., Professor Umar Danbatta; MD/CEO of Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunanya (award recipient too) and Former Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

(L-R): Former President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, Engr. Lanre Ajayi, and Secretary USPF, NCC., Ayuba Shuaibu

Group photo of all the Award Winners

Awardees (Individuals)

Telecom Man of the Year- NCC, EVC., Prof.  Umar Dambatta

Life Time Achievement Award- Former NCC, EVC., Dr. Ernest Ndukwe

Telecom CEO of the Year- MD/CEO, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya

Special Recognition Award- MD/CEO, Galaxy Backbone, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure

ICT Entrepreneur Award 2017- MD, VDT Communications, Mr. Abiodun Omoniyi

Outstanding Contribution to Mobile Phone Industry- GM, Tecno, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo

Outstanding Contribution to Financial Inclusion Sector- Mr. Emmanuel Okwegbala

Women in Technology Award- CEO, MainOne, Funke Opeke

ICT CEO 2017- MD/CEO, Sunnet Systems, Mr. Paul Olagunju

Industry Personality of the Year- MD, Vodacom, Lanre Kolade

Special Recognition for Promoting Telecom Industry- Olusola Teniola

Corporate

Telecom Infrastructure Company of the Year-IHS Nigeria

4G/LTE Provider of the YearMTN Nigeria

ICT Company of the YearSunnet Systems

Telecom Business of the Year- Vodacom Business

Tower Company of the Year- IHS Towers

Managed IT Services Provider of the Year- Layer3

Public Sector IT Service Provider of the Year- Galaxy Backbone

Cloud Service Provider of the YearRack Center

Mobile Content Provider of the YearRenaissance Media

Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year- Vodacom Business

CSR Company of the Year- Airtel (Airtel Touching Lives)

Interconnect Provider of the YearMedallion
Internet Service Provider of the Year (SME)Spectranet

Internet Service Provider of the Year (Enterprise)VDT

Datacenter Provider of the YearRack Center

Popular Phone Brand of the of YearTecno

Consumer Initiative Project of the YearNigerian Communications Commission

Telecom Solutions Support Company of the Year- Medallion

System Integrator Company of the YearReliance Infosystems

Smartphone of the year- Tecno Camon Cx

Customer Experience Award (Telecom)MTN

Telecom marketing Campaign of the YearAirtel

Innovative Project of the Year- MTN (Lumus Electricity)

Regulator of the YearNigerian Communications Commission

Mobile Operator of the Year– MTN

Special Recognition for Promoting .ngNigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) 

Award for Internet of Things for the Year- Vodacom

The President of ATCON, Mr Olusola Teniola, congratulated the awardees who were recognised and rewarded as organizations and individuals at the forefront of innovation in the sector.

According to him, NTITA was designed to re-define how excellence in the ever growing ICT services in Nigeria “is recognised and motivation is needed when we want to aim higher as a country.

“If we keep honouring innovation and excellence we will be surprised that there will be an unprecedented growth not only in this sector, but generally. Our industry is on a fast lane and Africa needs to catch up with the developed nation as quickly as we can” he added.

The night also provideed an exceptional opportunity for stakeholders to network, entertain clients, and reinforce relationships with partners and reward staff with exceptional performances.

NTITA had an independent panel of industry experts as judges; recognized organizational performances, products and services, innovations, executives and management teams, women in ICT, and successful deployed CSR initiatives.