Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has been presented with the “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award” by the GSM Association (GSMA), an award that recognizes exceptional achievement in the mobile industry by an individual or organization that shape the global mobile sector.
GSAM Head of Africa Wale Goodluck noted that the award celebrates Safaricom for being a pioneer in digital innovation. “The industry recognizes the contribution that Safaricom has had in the country. Revolutionizing Kenya’s economy via M-PESA and leveraging the power of mobile phone to impact lives positively in health, agriculture and education sectors,” said Mr. Goodluck.
Commenting on the recognition, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa paid tribute to members of staff, who work every minute to ensure that their network delivers solutions to meet customer’s needs. “We are constantly innovating and finding new ways to enhance our customers’ experiences through products, services and solutions that are relevant to them,” he said.
The recent launch of trials for 5G services and continuous improvements of the M-PESA platform are some of the avenues it is exploring as part of this digital revolution.
The GSMA is an association of global mobile operators, and the organization’s Head of Africa Wale Goodluck was in Nairobi to present the awards to Safaricom.
The prestigious award honours individual or organisational achievements for technology advancements that are shaping the mobile sector. As one of the pioneer organisations bringing mobile money to the unbanked of East Africa and fostering a commercial environment aimed at championing a generation of new and exciting entrepreneurs, GSMA said it believes Safaricom was the uncontested winner for the year 2020. In particular, the award also recognised the tremendous impact of former CEO Bob Collymore on the industry at global level.