Fast-growing telecoms infrastructure company, Pan African Towers has added another feather to its cap to shine at the fifth edition of the Nigeria Tech Innovation & Telecom Awards 2021 (NTITA).
As the innovative telecoms tower company bagged Most Energy Efficient Infrastructure Provider of the Year at the event held in Lagos over the weekend, it shared the stage with other honourable awardees such as the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and its executive vice chairman, Professor Umar Danbatta; MTN Nigeria and its chief executive officer, Mr Karl Torila, among others.
According to organisers of the event, Instinctwave and the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the recognition was an effort to crown Pan African Towers among firms with the most innovative and unique IT initiatives and solutions in the country.
“Now in its fifth year, the Nigerian Tech Innovation and Telecom Awards has grown to become the most esteemed accolade in the ICT space, celebrating exceptional contributions of organisations and individuals in pursuit of technological innovation to enhance their business service delivery,” says Akin Naphtal, chief executive officer, Instinctwave.
Mr Ife-Olorun Ajayi, chief finance officer at Pan African Towers led other team members of the company to receive the award.
In his remarks, Ajayi expressed gratitude and appreciated the organisers of NTITA for the recognition which, according to him, would further motivate the company to continue on its innovative track and do more in the area of energy efficiency.
He said, “I will say this recognition is well deserved but at the same time, it is a challenge for us to innovate more and never rest on our oars. Pan African Towers is a young but fast-growing indigenous Towerco, bringing effective solutions to the tower side of telecoms industry.
“PAT was established in 2017 but commenced operations in 2018. As an indigenous company rising out of a start-up of about 200 sites, we have moved to a position whereby we have over a thousand sites running now.
“To contribute to the global effort on climatic change, out of over a thousand base transceiver sites, we have 30 per cent already running on green energy. This is effective and efficient. We are not stopping there. Our target is that between now and the end of next year; all our sites would be running green.
“We are committed to this vision and that is what our investors want. That is what our clients want. And to achieve zero carbon emission on all sites is also what we desire. With that, we would be sure of having what we call a hybrid provision of energy at all sites.’
Ajayi further stated that following it successfully expansion from Nigeria to Ghana within the short period of operations, Pan African Towers nurtures ambition to further extend its footprint to other West African Countries.
Meanwhile, earlier this month, the TowerCo won Africa’s Best Telecoms Infrastructure Company of the Year Award at the 9th edition of Pan African International Awards for the second time in 2021, having bagged the same title in September at the sixth edition of the African Brands Leadership Merit Awards.