IEC Telecom group and Kenyan tech company Ostatech host reception to discuss digital transformation in Africa
Digitization ensures a more sustainable and affordable option for business continuity. With Kenya quickly becoming a technology hub for East Africa, connectivity is crucial in giving business owners increased opportunities for entrepreneurship and advanced hybrid technologies. Ostatech Limited (Ostatech.co.ke), a leading information and technology company in Kenya, in partnership with IEC Telecom Group (IEC-Telecom.com/en), an international satellite telecommunications provider, hosted a reception in Kenya attended by prominent actors from government, the business community and the satcom industry. This was preceded by the formal signing of a partnership agreement between Ostatech Limited and IEC Telecom Group will offer comprehensive connectivity options to businesses in Kenya and East Africa. The reception focused on digital transformation opportunities in Africa and potential collaborations between government and the business community.
As a growing number of African countries emerge as digital economies, the continent is poised to become the next major manufacturing hub in the world. While high labor intensity, higher productivity, lower costs and exportability attract industries such as agriculture, information technology, tourism and renewable energy to Africa, it has become even more evident how essential a communication infrastructure is to optimize these industrial processes.
Kenya is one of the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. With heavy investments in TIC and telecommunications infrastructure, businesses and government agencies are expected to save over Ksh5 billion in capital through such partnerships between local and global technology companies.
“Connectivity is crucial for efficient, affordable and secure business processes. Digitization can allow business owners to significantly reduce their infrastructure investments and benefit from advanced hybrid technologies. It is almost a virtuous circle to see technological innovations creating opportunities for increased entrepreneurship and increased incentives to do business in Kenya creating demand for more connectivity, ”said Oscar Mwai, CEO of Ostatech Limited.
Satellite connectivity solutions enable the integration of the latest technologies with existing government infrastructure, enabling the delivery of e-government services based on big data, AI and advanced cybersecurity. “In addition to optimizing online administration services and offering reliable backup for the GSM network, this partnership aims to provide a broad portfolio of satcom solutions that ensure business continuity for electoral infrastructure as well as portability to support military missions. Our specialist teams provide 24/7 customization, technical support and consulting services to strengthen government departments across the operations they manage on a day-to-day basis, ”said Mwai.
The reception was held in in-depth discussions focused on Africa’s digital transformation and opening up business opportunities arising from an increasingly connected continent. According to the African Space Industry Annual Report 2019, satellite communications generate around US $ 6.5 billion in Africa each year.
Dr Olufunso Somorin, Regional Manager of the African Development Bank (AfDB.org), said: “This partnership is essential as it creates economic opportunities and incentives for entrepreneurship in Kenya and Africa through investments in innovative infrastructure technologies and satellite communications. by these two companies. We look forward to more events like these to maintain the momentum of economic growth with increased collaborations between government and business.
56% of the Kenyan population is young, lending themselves to technological opportunities in e-learning, distance working and e-health services. “Satellite connectivity allows educators to teach via videoconference and provides children in isolated communities with access to learning materials. It allows remote offices or workers even in areas without GSM coverage with the ability to access employment opportunities as well as the flexibility of ongoing operations, no matter where they are located. And, satellite connectivity also allows field missions, mobile telemedicine centers, real-time consultations, and accurate health records to be available in communities that might otherwise be inaccessible. »Shared Alaa Alsadi, Director of Business Development – Middle East and Africa, IEC Telecom Group.
Digitization is the gateway to high yields, profitability and sustainability in the oil and gas sector as well as in the agricultural sector with IoT, M2M, and tracking solutions. “We are creating a virtual environment dedicated to digital operations to ensure worker safety and efficient management of resources. We have partnered with Ostatech Limited in Kenya to offer such custom features for optimized business processes, ”said Mr. Alsadi. “We offer full connectivity options on GSM and satellite communications to ensure safety, security and business continuity in Kenya. Our tracking and monitoring solutions are designed for a variety of functions according to the needs of our customers so that they can take full advantage of digitization. customers operate with truly innovative technologies and affordable connectivity, ”he added.
In an unpredictable and ever-changing global business environment, digitization guarantees a more sustainable, efficient and affordable option for business continuity. With Kenya’s expected 5% annual economic growth, digital technologies are sure to boost Africa’s entrepreneurship.
This is a joint press release from OSTATECH and IEC Solutions.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of OSTATECH and IEC Solutions.
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On IEC Telecom:
With over 25 years of experience, today IEC Telecom is one of the leading providers of satellite communications services. We enable digitization for the maritime industry as well as for remote units on land. For urban networks, we provide powerful satellite backup to ensure business continuity for client companies.
IEC Telcom has a longstanding business relationship with all of the major satellite operators. As a strategic partner for Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya and Yahsat, we are in a unique position to support organizations with global operations and to offer a wide variety of plans for area-by-area use to regional customers.
Our portfolio includes a wide range of satellite products (from handset to VSAT services), solutions and value-added services. In addition, we offer 24/7 support for satellite solutions throughout their lifecycle.
IEC Telecom Group has offices in eight countries: Denmark, France, Kazakhstan, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Turkey and United Arab Emirates.
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About Ostatech Limited:
Ostatech Ltd is a Kenyan security and technology company that takes pride in providing technology solutions based on market dynamics, changes and demands.
We pride ourselves on the fact that we are aware of current technological changes and provide solutions based on changes in the scope of work, from installation and maintenance to user training and after-sales service.
Our dedicated team of highly qualified and professional staff ensure that we provide exceptional project management and superior service to all of our clients. We are passionate about empowering and training young people by helping us deploy what we believe to be real solutions to real issues in Kenya.
Our products include professional drone services such as survey, mapping, crop scouting, volumetry, photos and videos. Fleet management such as fuel management, advanced video tracking, cruise control and axle load monitoring. Security solutions such as access control, security barriers and connectivity solutions such as Thuraya and Thuraya IP + Thuraya WE and Thuraya Voyager handsets.
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