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IEC Telecom Group and Ostatech discuss digitalisation in Africa

The reception unfolded into in-depth discussions centered on the digital transformation of Africa. (Image source: OSTATECH and IEC Solutions)

Ostatech Limited, one of the leading information and technology companies in Kenya, in partnership with IEC Telecom Group, an international satellite telecommunications provider, held a reception in Kenya to discuss digital transformation in Africa

It was attended by prominent stakeholders from the government, business community, and satcom industry. This was preceeded by the official signing of a partnership deal between Ostatech Limited and IEC Telecom Group to offer comprehensive connectivity options to businesses in Kenya and East Africa. The reception centered on digital transformation opportunities in Africa and potential collaborations between the government and business community.

Digitalisation ensures a more sustainable and affordable option for continuity of operations. With Kenya quickly becoming a tech hub for East Africa, connectivity is crucial to empower business owners with increased opportunities for entrepreneurship and state-of-the-art hybrid technologies. While high labour intensity, higher productivity, lower costs, and exportability are attracting industries such as agriculture, information technology, tourism, and renewable energy to Africa, it has become even more apparent just how critical a communication infrastructure is to optimise these industrial processes. 

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. It is almost a virtuous circle to see innovations in technology creating opportunities for increased entrepreneurship, and increased incentives for doing business in Kenya creating the demand for more connectivity,” shared Oscar Mwai, CEO, Ostatech Limited.

The reception unfolded into in-depth discussions centered on the digital transformation of Africa and unlocking the business opportunities arising from an increasingly connected continent. According to the African Space Industry Annual Report 2019, satellite communications generate approximately US$6.5bn in Africa annually.

In an unpredictable and ever-evolving global business environment, digitalisation ensures a more sustainable, efficient, and affordable option for continuity of operations. With Kenya’s expected 5% economic growth annually, digital technologies are sure to empower the entrepreneurial spirit of Africa.