The introduction of the 4th generation wireless technology in sub Saharan Africa, will contribute to close the digital divide
Zurich, Switzerland (PRWEB) May 12, 2011
4G Africa AG announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Europe award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the European business region.
The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across Europe. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries.
This unique assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the actual track record and standing of a company, which allows Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument for discovering and advocating the greatest business opportunities in the industry.
"This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. "The global economic situation has abated and there are many great companies producing really innovative and amazing products. We had a very difficult time narrowing the pool and selecting the finalists. 4G Africa shows great promise therefore deserves to be among the Finalists. Now we’re faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners of Red Herring Europe. We know that the 2011 crop will grow into some amazing companies that are sure to make an impact."
Finalists for the 2011 edition of the Red Herring 100 Europe award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the telecommunications, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, biotech, mobile and other industries completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
The Finalists are invited to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Europe Forum in Amsterdam, May 23-25, 2011. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of May 25 at the event.
4G Africa AG, a Swiss company operating wireless broadband internet access networks in sub Saharan Africa, is committed to closing the digital divide. The company offers affordable, reliable and state-of-the-art Broadband wireless internet access. It acquires the necessary licenses, builds and operates its networks, and acquires and serves its subscribers, using the 4th generation technology. 4G Africa’s CEO, Dov Bar-Gera said: “4G Africa is very honored to have been selected by the reputable Red Herring as a finalist to the Red Herring 100 Europe Award. Our teams in Cameroon, Austria and Switzerland had just finalized the successful deployment of the network in Douala, Cameroon.” Describing the network, he added: “We operate the first mobile internet network of the 4th generation in sub Saharan Africa: 45 base stations are up and running in Douala, Cameroon. Other major cities will follow. We provide the best service to the people and businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.”