L-R: Mr. Olusola Teniola, President, Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, EVC/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission; and Mr. Lanre Kolade, Managing Director Vodacom Business Nigeria at the Nigeria Technology Innovation and Telecoms Awards, organized by ATCON, held in Lagos

Vodacom Business Nigeria has been named the Internet of Things Provider of the Year, the Telecom Business of the year and the Enterprise Service Provider of the Year at the 2017 Nigeria Technology Innovation and Telecoms Awards (NTIT Award). The NTIT Awards is an industry celebration organized by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria, aimed at recognizing organizations and individuals at the forefront of technology and innovation in the industry. Mr. Lanre Kolade, Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria was also decorated with the Industry Personality of the year award.

“We are honored to receive these awards. This endorses our commitment to delivering world-class total communications solutions to businesses in Nigeria. Our gratitude goes to our customers whose businesses are driving the Nigerian economy and the men and women at Vodacom who work round the clock to support these businesses” said the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Lanre Kolade.

Vodacom Business Nigeria is taking the lead in the market with Internet of Things (IoT), using this technology to empower healthcare delivery, education management and enterprises to be more efficient. IoT drives digital transformation, helping businesses to remain relevant in today’s digital world. According to Kolade, “The Internet of Things is playing an increasing role as an enabler of economic development. Governments across Africa continue to adopt this technology to leapfrog developmental stages, improve service delivery, supporting healthy, well-educated and economically active citizens”.

These accolades follow long standing track records that Vodacom Business Nigeria has developed in the market over time, delivering enterprise-grade Connectivity Solutions, Cloud and Hosted Services, Enterprise Voice Solution and Internet of Things to business in Nigeria.


Vodacom Business (Africa) Nigeria, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, is a leading Nigerian enterprise connectivity and telecommunications provider. We provide services to businesses in sectors including oil and gas, retail, banking, mining, distribution, and tourism; helping them stay connected no matter where they are.

Our core infrastructure connects over 580 million people, across more than 40 African countries and includes over 50 satellite transponders, 24 dedicated teleports and access to multiple sub-sea cable landing ports. By utilizing on-the-ground support, we provide system integration and maintenance, high-speed Internet services, pan-African data networks, Cloud and Hosting Solution, wireless broadband and international VPNs, Enterprise Voice Solutions and Internet of Things (IoT).

Our core services:

  • Connectivity Solutions: A broad range of reliable connectivity and applications
  • Total Communications Solutions tailor-made to every business needs (including small businesses)
  • Internet of Things (IoT): A host of simplified enterprise communication management
  • Cloud and Hosting Solution: Business solutions and application (SaaS, Cloud and Hosting, Cloud BackUp and Archiving, Security Solution)
  • Voice Services: High quality, cost-effective international voice services

Our mission is to build the future of African communications through continued investment in infrastructure, products and services, creating the best value for its customers and the communities in which it operates.