Huawei gets industry recognition for providing quality, secure infrastructure in ICT industry

Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited has emerged a big winner of three major awards at the recently-concluded 2020 Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTITA), which is popularly regarded as the most esteemed accolade in the Nigeria’s ICT space.

Huawei was recognised as winner of the following award categories; “Excellence in ICT and Cybersecurity Development in Nigeria”, “Excellence in Technological Innovation” and “Network Infrastructure Provider of the Year”.

Other award winners were Isa Ibrahim Ali (Pantami) ; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy (Digital Leader of the Year), ;UmaruGarbaDanbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO, NCC (Broadband Oxygenator of the Year); Hajiya AsmauInuwaYahaya, the first Lady, Gombe State,(ICT First Lady of the Year); AbimbolaAlale, chief executive officer, NIGCOMSAT (Public Sector ICT Woman of the Year); KashifuInuwaAbdullahi, DG NITDA (Public Sector ICT CEO of the Year), NITDA (Excellence in IT Regulation Award); Ike Nnamani , CEO, Medallion (Special Recognition to the Telecom Sector), Airtel (Customer Experience Award), IHS (Telecom Infrastructure Provider of the Year), Department of Petroleum (Best of Technology in driving Efficiency), Galaxy Backbone (Public Sector Connectivity Services Provider of the year), etc.

According to the organisers, Huawei was selected for its outstanding contribution to the Nigerian ICT sector in providing quality and secure infrastructure and for its constant improvement in technology innovation that aids the bridging of digital divide across Nigeria.

Speaking about the Award initiative, OlusolaTeniola, president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON),stated the annual NTITA has in a short period become a notable forum where players in the highly competitive telecoms industry are commended for their outstanding contribution to the industry while also bringing government’s attention to areas that require intervention. NTITA, organised by Instinct Wave and Association of Telecom Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) is a platform to celebrate the continued growth and success of the ICT marketplace and focus on the exceptional and innovative performers within the industry.

The fourth edition of the NTITA Awards was focused on honoring and celebrating organizations and individuals at the forefront of innovation in the Nigeria IT industry. The event also held in Abuja this year to commemorate the National Independence and recognise all efforts towards curbing the Covid-19 pandemic.

Akin Naphtal, chief executive officer of InstinctWave, stated that “This year’s edition will be especially memorable because Nigeria will be celebrating 60 years of independence…NTITA traditionally takes place in Lagos but in the spirit of the Independence Day celebration of our dear country, [the company decided to move] the event to the country’s capital, FCT Abuja. [The event also aimed at recognising] the efforts of the different organizations and government institutions in mitigating the challenges posed by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.”

While receiving the award for Huawei, Nihilola Fafore, the company’s representative, stated that Huawei has remained committed to delivering secure, quality, affordable and accessible ICT services in Nigeria for more than 20 years and the company is still committed to do more for Nigeria. She also expressed gratitude to NTITA and ATCON for recognising Huawei’s significant contribution in Nigeria.