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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

iWays wins WCA award

Africa’s largest satellite based Broadband Internet Solutions Provider, AfSAT Communications Limited and owners of iWayAfrica Nigeria Ltd, has won the World Communications Awards 2007 as the ‘Best Operator in a Developing Market’.

Disclosing this, Marketing Executive at iWayAfrica Nigeria Ltd now Mweb, Mrs. Muyiwa Esomojumi, said that through its flagship brand-iWay the firm was voted ‘The Best Operator in a Developing Market’ during the 2007 World Communication Awards (WCA).This year’s WCA, which held in United Kingdom recently attracted over 200 participants from global players in the communications industry.

Afsat was commended for its outstanding commitment to employee development and consistent technological development and performance over many years.

According to her, through the years, Afsat has developed its people as a key pillar to business growth and success through continuous training of its staff and distributors.

“The company has worked with leading equipment suppliers such as Hughes and Comtech EF Data, to provide innovative communication solutions to its customers across Africa,” she said.

Commenting on the awards, AFSAT chief executive, Salim Suleiman, attributed the award to effort and vision of the company.

“Winning of this award is a culmination of the company’s effort towards achieving its vision, which is to be the leading communication solutions provider in Africa through the provision of world class efficient and cost effective internet and intra-corporate connectivity solutions,” he said.

Afsat Communications, he noted, was set up in 1992 and has since continued to build an impressive presence in 26 Pan African countries with its over 35 distributor networks.

Through its iWay brand, he added, that it has continued to provide fast, reliable and secure broadband Internet connectivity solutions to it’s over 50,000 satisfied corporate customers across Africa.

Just as Afsat also provides corporate data networks to large banks, corporates and government institutions. Afsat has subsidiaries in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Nigeria, with its headquarters based in Nairobi, Kenya.

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