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Rwanda’s Yego Innovision shortlisted in GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards

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Yego Innovision, an ICT solutions company based in Kigali, Rwanda has been shortlisted in the 2019 Global Mobile Awards, the company announced in a statement to this website.

This recognition cements Yego Innovision’s position as one of the most innovative and dynamic companies in Africa, having developed a range of new technologies that are helping to organise Africa’s fragmented taxi industry.

The GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards recognise companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly evolving mobile industry.

They are judged by world-leading independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and mobile operator representatives and hotly contested every year by organizations from across the globe.

Yego Innovision has been shortlisted in the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets category alongside: Huawei for “Connect More with Less”, Lumos Global for Lumos – MTN Mobile Electricity, Mavenir for Mavenir’s Aquto Sponsored Data Rewards Platform, and Sky and Space Global for Sky and Space Global

Only four Africa companies – Yego, MTN, Safaricom and Lumkani – are shortlisted across some 36 different categories.

“The GLOMOs provide a world stage on which to celebrate the most inspirational and innovative developments across our industry, recognising the companies and individuals leading the way in everything from 5G to emerging markets, to intelligent connectivity,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd.

“The awards attract a significant level of high-quality entries, so being nominated today is a great achievement.”

Winners of the awards will be presented at the Mobile World Congress, which takes place 25-28 February in Barcelona.

In November Yego won the IoT Product or Service of the Year award at the AfricaCom awards and was named as the Best App in Africa for Mobility and Transport at the AppsAfrica awards.

Launched in Rwanda in September 2017, Yego has adopted a new approach, including the development of innovative technologies, to bring safety, security, and order to Africa’s taxi industry.

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Karanvir Singh, CEO and founder of Yego Innovision, said “It is fantastic to be recognised as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

We are not another Uber-like app, but a full-stack platform of which ride-hailing is just 5%. Our system calculates distance-based fares that are fair to both Passengers and Drivers.”

He added: “We do not employ opportunistic surge pricing. We work closely with Governments to organise an informal industry and bring about much-needed transparency and accountability. The possibilities of our platform are endless: as an ambitious company, our next goal is to provide grassroot level upliftment by enabling our growing network of drivers to be used for increasing the velocity of commerce by delivering goods and people such as electricians, plumbers and cleaners to people’s doorsteps.”

Yego installs ICFM (Intelligent Connected Fare Meter) on taxi cabs and motorcycle taxis in Rwanda. These fare meters connect to Yego’s cloud-based platform where trip data, fares, and driver information are automatically stored and enable: Metered “Fair Fares, Cashless and Remote Payments, Verified Taxi Drivers and Taxi Owners, Real-time visibility for the Police, insurance companies and Governments.

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