Safaricom named top mobile network operator in Africa
CYNTHIA ILAKO/ Safaricom was named the African mobile operator of the year at the 11th edition of the annual CommsMEA awards. Safaricom was feted for its increased market penetration through investments in technology, and the implementation of innovative mobile services. This year Safaricom was up against other African operators including Algeria’s Ooredoo, South Africa’s Vodacom, Sudatel and Vodafone Egypt for the award. The decision to award Safaricom was made by industry gurus from International Data Corporation Middle East, Turkey and Africa, management consultants AT Kearney, Deloitte Middle East and the Boston Consulting Group.