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The Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation

Prize for Innovation 2013 will reward the facilitation and promotion of:
Mobile Broadband in Africa

Broadband is primarily mobile across the African continent and critical to our economic development. A rise of ten mobile phones per 100 people boosts GDP growth by 0.6%, resulting in improved market information flow and assisting SME’s and Entrepreneurs to grow business and improve links.

The prize will be awarded in 2 subcategories with:

  • 1st for the most innovative product or service launched in the last 18 months
  • 2nd for the most innovative idea for driving or facilitating mobile broadband use in Africa

Entries will need to show demonstrable impact (or potential impact for an idea) on broadband usage, impressive uptake from customers and have made a visible commercial or social impact on the community for launched products/service.

Etisalat has a lauded track record for innovation in the Nigerian market and it remains one of the strategic imperatives of the business. Since starting commercial operations in 2008, a number of Etisalat’s products and services have been innovative first, including the first to launch an environment-friendly SIM in Africa, EcoSIM, and first to launch fast & affordable mobile broadband over 3.75G.

Etisalat believes innovation should go beyond improvements in existing products and services, and instead have real valuable social or economic impact to customers. In support of this belief, Etisalat is proud to announce the first edition of this prize encouraging and celebrating valuable innovation in the African market.

Entries have now closed!