Sudatel Telecom Group has won the Best African Project award at the Global Carrier Awards, held in Paris last week, in recognition of the pivotal role it played in advancing infrastructure in a rapidly emerging market.
Sudatel was participating in the competition for the first time as a result of its Data Centre project which represents a landmark achievement for the country and the wider region as a whole.
After five years of planning and building, Sudatel launched the first purpose-built data centre in Sudan in December, 2014; the project becoming the most secure and reliable across North, East and West Africa with a Tier 4 specification.
The project has been shortlisted by the judging panel based on it contributions to small and medium enterprise growth, overseas investment, and provision of e-services as well as improved infrastructure and services for universities. More notably, its services are available not only in Sudan but in neighbouring countries which are able to access the data centre through its fibre network.
Commenting on the triumph, Eng. Tarig Hamza Zeinalabdin, CEO of Sudatel said: “It is an honour for our Group to receive this important award. This recognition proves that we are able to be recognised internationally and it is evidence of our success.
“Certainly, our Data Centre is a state-of-the-art structure and we are so proud of that.”
Over the past 10 years, the Global Carrier Awards have become the biggest and most prestigious event in the wholesale telecoms calendar. This year’s event was attended by more than 350 attendees and a record number of more than 160 entries were submitted for this year's awards.
The winners were decided by a panel of more than 20 judges, which included leading analysts, industry experts and Capacity's senior editorial team.