Movitel, SA, a joint venture between Vietnamese telecommunications group, Viettel and Mozambique’s SPI company – has just dramatically won the “Best Mobile Innovation Award” in the Mobile Innovations Awards 2014, becoming the first and the only operator in Africa to win three prestigious international awards in three consecutive years.
This is the most notable prize among the 18 others of the Mobile Innovations Awards 2014. The Awards rewards companies bringing mobile technology innovation into business context across the Europe, Middle East and \Africa region.
Movitel outpaced many other strong telecom and electronic commerce companies such as PayPal, IMImobile, Vodafone, TSYS, Ericsson to convince the Judges, thanks to the unique mobile operating solution of popularizing telecom services in Mozambique.
The solution initiates from the concept that telecommunications is a commodity that everyone, regardless of their locations and income conditions, needs. The company has built a great network infrastructure of 2,800 towers – accounting for 50percent nationwide, 25,000km fiber optical cable – accounting for 70percent nationwide and a widespread supply chain to every village with 153 shops, 12,600 agents and points of sales and nearly 4,000 direct sales staff to cover services to 85percent of rural population and more than 70percent of all population.[eap_ad_2]
The company’s low and flexibly tailored tariff plans for different customers makes it easier for the people to access telecom services. It has provided services to rural and remote areas; provided free internet to 2,500 schools; and created nearly 20,000 jobs in rural areas; considerably contributing to uplifting the telecommunication status of the country and creating the field for e-commerce in Mozambique.
This is the third consecutive year in a row that Movitel has been selected for the coveted award for its achievements and innovation in mobile technology. The company had won the Rural Telecom Award of the AfricaCom Awards in 2012 and the Competitive Strategy Leadership award by The American Research and Consulting firm, Frost and Sullivan in 2013.[eap_ad_3]