28 June 2023

wingu.africa, the leading carrier-neutral data center operator in East Africa, is proud to announce its remarkable achievements at the CC-Global Awards 2023, held in Berlin last night. Amongst tough competition, wingu.africa emerged victorious as the recipient of the esteemed “Best Regional Data Center Operator” award. This recognition serves as a testament to our commitment to delivering cost-effective colocation solutions and fostering a thriving ecosystem for our valued international and regional customers across our network of carrier-neutral data centers in East Africa.

The CC-Global Awards, an annual event organized by the distinguished Carrier Community (CC), celebrate organizations that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and outstanding performance in the telecommunications and data center sectors. Being recognized as the “Best Regional Data Center Operator” is a tremendous honour and richly deserved by the entire wingu.africa team.

In addition to winning the prestigious award, wingu.africa was shortlisted in multiple other noteworthy categories, including:

  • Best New Market Entrant
  • Best ‘Connecting the Unconnected’ Operator
  • Africa Regional Operator of the Year
  • Best Peering Operator of the Year
  • Best Operator in the Emerging Market

This recognition highlights our ongoing efforts to expand our reach, connect underserved regions, and enhance our position as a leader and pioneer in the data center industry.

The success at the CC-Global Awards 2023 would not have been possible without the support and trust of our valued customers and partners. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each one of you for being an integral part of this great achievement. Your unwavering support has been instrumental in enabling us to provide world-class services and contribute to the growth and establishment of the digital economy in East Africa.

At wingu.africa, we remain steadfast in our commitment to delivering exceptional services and maintaining the highest standards of operational excellence. This recognition as the “Best Regional Data Center Operator” motivates us to further strengthen our position as a trusted partner for enterprises seeking reliable, secure, and cost-effective data center solutions in East Africa.

The CC-Global Awards ceremony was attended by industry leaders, executives, and experts from around the world. Mr Demos Kyriacou, our Co-Founder, Deputy CEO and COO at wingu.africa, accepted the award on our behalf. He says: “As wingu.africa continues to expand its footprint and strengthen its position as the leading data center operator in East Africa, this prestigious award further enhances our reputation for operational excellence and customer-centric approach.”

Mr Kyriacou also commented, “this award is also something that all of the incredible team at wingu.africa should be proud of, it’s through their hard-work and professionalism that we were able to beat some of the biggest names in the business, well done!”

Following our successful launch of the first-of-its-kind carrier-neutral and cloud-neutral data center facility in Ethiopia this month, we are poised to meet the escalating demand for high-quality data center services and make significant contributions to the advancement of the digital landscape in East Africa.

As we celebrate this achievement, we also recognize the outstanding accomplishments of our fellow nominees and winners of the CC-Global Awards 2023. Their remarkable contributions continue to drive innovation and shape the future of our industry. Together, let us continue to drive digital transformation and shape a brighter future for the telecommunications and data center industry.