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First Awards Ceremony for the Data Centre and Cloud Sector in Africa

Accra/London – 2 July 2019 – Datacloud Africa Leadership Summit has launched a new Awards Ceremony to recognise data centre and cloud excellence during the last 12 months across the African continent.

Nominations are now open for the inaugural Datacloud Africa Awards which will be held on the evening of 26th September where winners will be announced in the following categories:

1. Africa Data Centre Service Provider of the Year Award
2. Africa Cloud Service Provider of the Year Award
3. Excellence in the Data Centre Award: Africa
4. New Data Centre of the Year Award: Africa
5. Global Connectivity for Africa Innovator of the Year
6. Africa Data Centre Location of the Year Award
7. Africa Data Centre Energy Innovator of the Year

“It is very timely to showcase and honour the achievements of leading companies in the colocation, cloud services, energy and data centre sectors in the Africa region. We will also recognise development agencies, governments and trade associations who have positioned Africa as a data centre investment in the Africa Data Centre Location of the Year Award,” said Philip Low, chairman of BroadGroup.

Chairman of the Judging Panel Gerd Simon also added that “The Datacloud Africa Awards offers a platform for the industry to demonstrate leadership, excellence and innovation and we encourage companies in the Africa region to put their nomination forward and we wish you good luck in this awards process.”

“An objective of all Awards is to recognise best practice in Africa. In setting the bar higher yet again, these Awards will provide new goals for the extraordinary talents across the continent operating and engaging in data centre and cloud.”

The nominations submission deadline is 15th August 2019 and shortlisted companies announced afterwards. The winners will be announced on the evening of 26th September at the Awards ceremony at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra.

For more information and to nominate for the awards please visit


About BroadGroup

BroadGroup is an Information Media Technology company. Established in 2002, the company delivers premium event brands including Datacloud and Edge and Awards, which are an internationally recognized beacon of high quality content, deal making, networking and industry recognition for data center, cloud and Edge leaders, their enterprise customers, investors and senior executives. It also owns the widely acclaimed Data Economy online and offline global news resource and investor forums provider for the tech sector. BroadGroup is now a member company of FTSE 250 firm Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC whose leading brands include Capacity, Metro Connect, Subsea Connect and ITW.


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