Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Ndukwe bags African regulator of the year award

Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Ernest Ndukwe, has been named the African Regulator Personality of the Year 2008 at a ceremony during the 11th edition of SATCOM Africa, which ended at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, recently.

A press statement made available to Champion Infotel informed that in the first edition of the continental award, Dr. Ndukwe was nominated for his personal contribution towards successful regulation of the telecommunications industry in Africa.

The awards tagged “SATCOM Africa Stars”, according to the organizers, was designed to identify and reward those companies as well as individuals who have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to succeed, continually set standards of excellence, and who will be the future stars of the industry.

Winning a “SatCom Africa Stars” will be seen as a recognizable standard of industry excellence” according to the organisers.

They equally said the introduction of the awards is a design to celebrate the continued growth and success of the satellite market place and focus on some of the exceptional performers within the industry.

More than 25 African countries were represented at the SATCOM Africa 2008 conference and exhibitions, which attracted international satellite vendors and manufacturers with global satellite providers like Intelsat as a major sponsor.

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