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Cloud and digital service provider, inq.Digital, has been adjudged Emerging Smart Solutions Enabler Company of the Year and Enterprise Broadband Services Provider of the Year at the 12th edition of Beacon of ICT (BoICT) Awards held at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

Beacon of ICT awards is widely considered the most reputable yearly event in the ICT industry in the country. The theme for this year’s edition is “5G: Exploring New Frontiers for Superior Service Delivery” leaning heavily on the buzz around 5G- which if harnessed to its fullest potential, will feed the accelerated rise of the Internet of Things, enabling a smarter and more connected world” said the organisers.

Publisher of Nigeria Communications Week, organizers of Beacon of ICT awards, Ken Nwogbo, while presenting the awards said: “the award is a testament to the talents, innovations, contributions and commitments to the growth of the ICT industry, which shows that industry stakeholders and members of the public appreciate the values of inq. Digital’s hard work, sincerity and dedication towards the development of the ICT industry.”

Speaking on the recognition, Managing Director, Valentine Chime said, “we’re honoured and inspired by the awards to sustain our commitment towards the growth of Nigeria’s ICT industry. These honours point to the fact that we are connecting with the public and the industry with our value proposition of re-imaging a better future through digital solutions.”

He added: “We have designed innovative products to address significant issues confronting businesses globally and locally, such as Edge-AI Video Analytics, SDN/NFV solutions and cloud solutions. For example, our Edge-AI Video Analytics enables video surveillance system transition to higher level through the use of AI-enabled software that automatically reviews videos in real-time. The benefits of inq. Digital Edge-AI Videos Analytics are automated processing of data using software, real-time event monitoring & alerts, actionable insights to help in decision making, proactive response to business issues, and elimination of working hours wasted when reviewing surveillance recordings.”

“Our vision is to provide innovative, business-relevant and future pertinent solutions in Digital & Cloud-Based Solutions and Intelligent Connectivity,” he stated.

Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, represented by the Chief Executive Officer Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria, Muhammed Rudman, commended inq.Digital Nigeria, and encouraged the business to continue providing leadership in its service offerings.

He said 5G is the right way for serious minded technology driven countries and Nigeria is committed to leading the way as we are already working with countries, institutions and organisations that are ahead of us.

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