by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG – ASTEL Systems, the billing and revenue management platform provider for telecommunications, cloud and utility services firms, has been the standout winner at the Microsoft 2017 Partner of the Year Awards.
Astel won the coveted Managing Director Partner of the Year.
“We are ecstatic about having been named MD Partner of the Year,” said Alkesh Singh, founder and Manager Director at Astel Systems.
“Microsoft technology at the edge and the cloud are enabling us to fundamentally transform the solutions we build for our customers. The recognition for our hard work is highly rewarding and appreciated.”
Microsoft acknowledged partners in 17 categories.
The award finalists and winners were selected based on their commitment to customers, impact that their solution had on the market as well as the exemplary use of Microsoft platforms and services to power the specific solution.
“For us, it’s not only about our technology – it is about what our partners can do with our technology to create their own solutions that have real impact in moving our mutual customers, society and the local economy forward. That’s what is central to our mission,” said Zoaib Hoosen, MD of Microsoft SA.