Fiifi Eghan (R) receiving the Special Award for DTT Personality on behalf of K-NET CEO, Richard Hlomador
A WHOLLY Ghanaian-owned technology giant, K-NET, has been honoured with three well-deserved awards at the maiden FIN Awards held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
K-NET emerged as the FIN Technology Infrastructure Backbone Company of the Year and FIN IoT Infrastructure Champion, while the CEO of K-NET, Richard Hlomador, walked away with the Special Award for DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) Personality.
The awards formed part of the maiden Africa Cashless Payment Systems (ACPS) Conference, which saw industry players from various parts of the continent discussing how Africa can bridge borders via digitalisation and facilitate intra-continental trade within the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
A total of 42 awards were won by some 18 institutions and 20 personalities in the digital and cashless industry, as well as business leaders, regulators, policy makers and at least one journalist.
K-NET picked up the three awards for its outstanding contribution to the digitalisation of the country spanning over decades and using completely local expertise to rub shoulders with the multinationals in the space.
Among others, K-NET works with the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to provide over 40 solar-powered telecoms towers and counting in unserved and underserved communities to ensure the telcos can provide connectivity to those communities at affordable rates.
Over the years, K-NET has provided Managed Networking and Communications solutions (Data, Voice and Video) to large, medium and small businesses throughout Ghana with an average annual growth rate of nearly 200% year to year. No other primary Data Communications services provider in Ghana has rivaled this achievement.
The company’s clients are corporate organisations, whose main lines of businesses include banking, mining, TV and Radio broadcasting, publishing, manufacturing, education, governance, and merchandizing.
Currently, K-NET has the best teleport service in Ghana using its 11.3m VSAT teleport and hub located in Accra, Ghana, built with state-of-the-art systems for high level service delivery.
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