The annual AfricaCom Awards shortlist was released today. With an overwhelming number of excellent entries, the selection process has been even more challenging than previous years.
The winners of the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards 2018 (GLOMO Awards) will be announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The dominant subject at this week’s AfricaCom was, as it has been many times before, connecting the millions of Africans who still have no access to any kind of network.
Broadband access is still prohibitively expensive in many emerging markets, and according to the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, things are unlikely to improve if these regions follow the course charted by developed markets.
Without doubt AfricaCom is among the biggest and most important events for telecoms in emerging markets each year.