This year’s Beacon of Information and Communications Technology (BoICT) awards/lecture series took place on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Eko Hotelas & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
This year the theme was “5G: Exploring New Frontiers for Superior Service Delivery” and it leans heavily on the buzz around 5G- which if harnessed to its fullest potential, will feed the accelerated rise of the Internet of Things, enabling a smarter and more connected world.
The awards on the other hand are merit-centric and are designed to reward and recognize individuals and firms with outstanding contributions to the growth of the ICT sector in Nigeria.
According to the organizers of the event, Nigeria Communications Week, the gathering isn’t just about celebrating these achievements, but also to give due regard to reward to Nigeria’s value and morals which these awardees exemplify.
The BoICT awards are free and awardees are chosen by readers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek through a transparent voting process.
Here are the winners of BoICT Awards 2021:
Man of the Year – Prof. Muhammad Abubakar, MD, Galaxy Backbone
ICT Personality of the Year – Oyaje Idoko, CEO and Founder Layer3
Life Time Achievement Award in Internet Local Content Advocacy – Muhammed Rudam, Founding CEO Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN)
Data Centre With the Largest Certification in Nigeria & ICT Infrastructure Provider of the Year – Galaxy Backbone
Colocation/SME Supportive Data Centre Operator & Best Operating Data Centre of the Year – Rack Centre
Most Interconnected Data Centre & ICT Hub of the Year – Medallion Communications Ltd
Cybersecurity Company of the year – FPG Technologies Solutions LTD
Mobile Phone Brand of the Year – TECNO Mobile
Fintech Services Provider of the Year & Customer-focused ICT Company of the Year – Global Accelerex
Life Time Achievement Award – Dr. Valentine Obi (Founder and Group CEO eTranzact Global) & George Agu (MD, ActivEdge Technologies)
Best 4G LTE Internet Provider of the Year – Spectranet
Communications Solutions Provider of the Year – infobip
Telecommunications Company of the Year – MTN
Business Efficency Solutions Provider of the Year – Zeta-Web Nigeria Ltd
Cybersecurity Personality of the Year – Rex Mafiana CEO FPG Technologies Solutions Ltd
eGovt Solutions Implentation of the Year – Anambra State Physical Planning Board
Best Selling High-end Smartphone of the Year – Oppo
Cloud Solutions Provider of the Year – Layer3
BPO Company of the Year – Ison Xperiences
Fibre Optic Broadband Service of the Year – ipNX
Digital Transformation Company of the Year – MD Reliance Infosystems
eGovt Solutions Provider of the Year – Charles Emembolu CEO Crestage Ltd
Telecommunication Infrastructure Provider of the Year – M-P Infrastructure Ltd
Payment Processing Platform of the Year – etranzact
Best Battery Smartphone of the Year – itel
Enterprise Solutions Provider of the Year – CWG PLC
Telecommunication Personality of the Year – Clement Nwogbo Group CEO MP Infrastructure Ltd, Sagez Ltd, Peso Energy Services Ltd and Lyden Integrated Farms
ICT Business Integrated of the Year & ICT Company of the Year – Inlaks
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