press release


Antananarivo, 3 March 2022

Togocom and Telma, leading operators in Togo and Madagascar’s markets respectively were awarded the “Fastest mobile network 2021” and “Fastest fixed network 2021” by Ookla, world leader in network performance measurement with its flagship application Speedtest. The awards were presented during an official ceremony at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Thursday, March 3, 2022.

Ookla awarded Togocom, the incumbent operator in Togo: the Fastest mobile network and the Fastest fixed network. Telma, leader in Madagascar, was awarded the Fastest mobile network for the year 2021.

Ookla, through its Speedtest Awards, bestows excellence nominations to the fastest and best performing fixed broadband and mobile operators in the world. Based on consumer-initiated tests and background analysis, the Speedtest Awards represent actual network performance, speeds and coverage.

These awards are the result of investments made, especially in network infrastructure, to offer our users the best possible Internet experience.

“These awards are a great recognition for our operators Togocom and Telma. AXIAN’s telecom cluster continues to invest in infrastructure and network development wherever it operates. AXIAN’s ambition is to make the best of technology even more accessible and thus positively impact the population of the African continent.” Stéphane Oudin, CEO of AXIAN Telecom.


TELMA MADAGASCAR is a subsidiary of the AXIAN group.

Telma Madagascar is the leading telecommunications operator in the Big Island. A forerunner of 5G technology in Madagascar and Africa, Telma rolls out cutting-edge infrastructure and technologies to offer the best in telecom, information and entertainment to its customers. As Madagascar’s innovation leader, Telma is committed to making every Malagasy a digital citizen and leaving no one behind in the global digital revolution.


TOGOCOM is the leader in the telecoms market serving all Togolese, throughout the national territory. The Group is the result of the merger in 2017 of the activities of Togo Telecom, the incumbent national fixed-line operator in Togo, and Togo Cellulaire (Togocel), the Mobile Network Operator. In line with its ambition to be a key telecom player in its region, Togocom is launching the 1st 5G network in West Africa in 2021.


AXIAN Telecom is a pan-African telecommunications services provider operating in eight* markets through its subsidiaries in Tanzania, Madagascar, Togo, Mauritius and Uganda, and joint ventures in Senegal, Réunion-Mayotte, and Comoros. 

It operates across three key business segments, providing mobile network services as well as digital infrastructure and mobile financial services. AXIAN Telecom serves around 33 million mobile customers via its subsidiaries and is a market disruptor, having expanded from being a single market player (Madagascar) until 2015 to eight markets today, through active acquisitions and heavy network investments. 

We systematically ensure that our activities have a lasting and positive impact on the daily lives of million people.

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