Next generation network, Globacom, has again emerged the biggest winner in the annual Beacon of ICT Awards.
At the 7th edition of the Awards held at Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos last weekend, the national operator emerged winner in three categories. Globacom was named "Internet Company of the Year," "Best GSM Company of the Year" and "Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year."
Communications Week Media, organizers of the award and publishers of Communications Week, said Globacom was voted best in the three award categories in an online poll conducted from November last year to March 15, 2016.
The organizers explained that Globacom's outstanding achievement in the data market in 2015 earned its voters' nod as Internet Company of the Year. They referred to industry statistics which showed that 53% of new Internet subscribers in the last 12 months opted for Glo as evidence of the company's emerging status as the leading operator in the data market.
Communications Week Media also noted that Glo won the GSM Company of the Year because of its continued pioneering role in Nigeria's telecom space in terms of innovation and service quality.
On the Business Solutions Provider Award, the publication added that respondents explained that Globacom had through its end-to-end backbone infrastructure and customer-centric business solutions endeared itself to several industry verticals.
The ceremony which was chaired by Chairman of Open Media and former Executive Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, also had Zenith Bank, Vodacom, Rack Centre, DHL, GT Bank, Phase 3 Telecoms and Wakanow as winners in different other categories.
The Beacon of ICT Awards was instituted to reward the vision and enterprise of individuals and companies that have contributed to the growth of the ICT industry in a particular year.
The company had won the Best Telecoms Company of the Year, Most Innovative Mobile Player of the Year and Undersea Cable Company of the Year at the 2015 edition of the event.