Kenyan telecommunication company, Safaricom, has won 2 Global Mobile Awards at the Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC 2022).
Safaricom won a Global Mobile Award (GLOMO) for the M-PESA Super App at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The Super App won under the category for “Best Mobile Innovation for Connected Living”. The M-PESA Super App was recognised for its transformation of customers’ experience when using M-PESA and for the Mini-Apps feature which empower any business to provide services through a digital shop on the app.
Safaricom also won a second award alongside Huawei and Close The Gap for the DigiTruck project under the “Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs” category. The DigiTruck is a smart truck powered by Safaricom’s 4G network and it delivers IT skills training to communities across the country, especially in remote areas.
“We have made the commitment to be a digital-first company by providing our customers with innovative solutions that empower them in a digital world. We are thrilled to have won 2 awards at the prestigious Global Mobile Awards for the M-PESA Super App and the BLAZE DigiTruck. This win is a remarkable recognition of our efforts in connecting our customers digitally,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO – Safaricom.
The Global Mobile Awards celebrate the most innovative and brilliant solutions in the mobile and digital industry. The 2022 awards sought to “celebrate the incredible wins the mobile and digital industry have had in redefining what it means to be connected.” The awards are organised by GSMA, which represents the interests of mobile operators across the world, bringing together more than 750 mobile operators and more than 400 other technology and digital firms that work with mobile operators.
Safaricom is the leading telecommunication company in East Africa. Safaricom provides connectivity through wide range of technology, 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G in aggregate covering over 99% of Kenya’s population. Safaricom M-PESA’S platform is the largest mobile payment system and Africa’s largest Fintech with over 28 million customers. Their subsidiary, Safaricom Telecommunications Ethiopia, plans to deploy world class network and services, by mid-2022, to contribute to Ethiopia’s digital transformation.