PARTNERSHIP

Ostatech in deal with global firm, IEC to provide satellite technology

With heavy investments in ICT and telecom infrastructure, businesses are expected to save over Sh5 billion

In Summary
  • Oscar Mwai, Chief Executive Officer, Ostatech Limited said the partnership is aimed at unlocking Africa’s digital transformation.
  • This will ensure continuity of operations for election infrastructure as well as portability to support military missions.
IEC Telecom Business Development Director Alaa Alsadi with Ostatech CEO Oscar Mwai during the signing of a partnership agreement aimed at unlocking Africa's digital transformation through satellite technology
IEC Telecom Business Development Director Alaa Alsadi with Ostatech CEO Oscar Mwai during the signing of a partnership agreement aimed at unlocking Africa's digital transformation through satellite technology
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IT firm Ostatech Limited has signed a partnership with IEC Telecom Group aimed at providing comprehensive connectivity options to businesses in Kenya and East Africa.

Oscar Mwai, Chief Executive Officer, Ostatech Limited said the partnership is aimed at unlocking Africa’s digital transformation through provision of a wide portfolio of satellite Telecommunications solutions.

This will ensure continuity of operations for election infrastructure as well as portability to support military missions.

He said it is additionally aimed at optimizing e-government services and offering reliable backup for the GSM network.

Kenya is one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. With heavy investments in ICT and telecom infrastructure, businesses and government bodies are expected to save over Sh5 billion in capital with such partnerships between local and global technology companies.

Connectivity is crucial for efficient, affordable, and safe business processes. Digitalisation can empower business owners with substantially reduced infrastructure investments and state-of-the-art hybrid technologies,” said Mwai.

Satellite connectivity solutions enable integration of the latest technologies with existing government infrastructure, thus, allowing for the provision of e-government services based on big data, AI, and advanced cybersecurity.

According to the African Space Industry Annual Report 2019, satellite communications generate approximately US$ 6.5 billion in Africa annually.

We create a dedicated virtual environment for digital operations to ensure the safety of workers and efficient management of resources. We’ve partnered with Ostatech Limited in Kenya to offer such customised functions for optimised business processes,” said Alaa Alsadi, Business Development Director – Middle East & Africa, IEC Telecom Group.

Dr. Olufunso Somorin, Regional Principal Officer, African Development Bank, said, “This partnership is key since it creates economic opportunities and incentives for entrepreneurship in Kenya and Africa as a result of investments in innovative infrastructure technologies and satellite communications by these two companies.”

Kenya is one of the fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With heavy investments in ICT and telecom infrastructure, businesses and government bodies are expected to save over Sh5 billion in capital with such partnerships between local and global technology companies.