The 2017 MyBroadband Awards winners were announced at the annual MyBroadband Conference at Gallagher Estate in Midrand today. The MyBroadband Awards recognise excellence in the South African broadband and telecommunications industry. There were six awards this year – IT Person of the Year, Best Mobile Broadband Provider, Best Fixed Broadband Provider, Best Internet Service Provider, Best Mobile Network, and Best Fixed Network.
The awards are based on consumer surveys, where broadband subscribers rate their broadband connections, their Internet service providers, and other aspects of the local IT industry.
The Best Mobile Network and Best Fixed Network awards are based on results from MyBroadband’s Speed Test apps and Speed Test platform – combined with the coverage offered by the networks.
The winners of the 2017 MyBroadband Awards are listed below.
IT Person of the Year – Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman
Mobile Broadband Provider of the Year – Telkom
Fixed Broadband Provider of the Year – Openserve
Internet Service Provider of the Year – Axxess
Best Mobile Network – Vodacom
Best Fixed Network – Openserve
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The 2017 MyBroadband Awards is the benchmark for excellence in the South African broadband and telecommunications market. The winners will be announced at the 2017 MyBroadband Conference, which takes place at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand on 26 October. Winners are selected based on consumer feedback, which is collected in quarterly surveys.
This makes the MyBroadband Awards a true reflection of the quality of service which companies provide to customers.
The shortlisted nominees for the 2017 MyBroadband Awards are listed below.
IT Person of the Year
- Afrihost CEO Gian Visser
- Liquid Telecom CEO Kyle Whitehill
- Telkom CEO Sipho Maseko
- Vumatel CEO Niel Schoeman
Mobile Broadband Provider of the Year
- Cell C
Fixed Broadband Provider of the Year
Internet Service Provider of the Year
- Cool Ideas
Best Mobile Network
- Cell C
Best Fixed Network
- Liquid Telecom