Tata Communications to collaborate with East Africa's SimbaNET

tatasimbanet rwandagovt flickrThe rise of the economy has been spurred by the penetration of the Internet and related services. (Image source: Rwanda Government/Flickr)East African Internet service provider SimbaNET will collaborate with Tata Communications to provide technology and communication solutions for East Africa

Companies located in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda will be given access to enterprise solutions such as global network connectivity, direct public cloud access, unified communications and managed security services, said Tata Communications in a statement.

In addition to providing services to key East African nations, the agreement will also allow global businesses to get connected to the region via Tata Communications’ global public IP backbone and SimbaNET’s regional IP network.

SimbaNET managing director Rakesh Kukreja said, “We are excited about this collaboration with Tata Communications and the possibilities it holds for our enterprise customers in East Africa. It means that businesses will now have access to tailored, tried-and-tested solutions that enhance their business growth, increase productivity and reduce operational costs. This is a strategic opportunity to combine the expertise and strength of Tata Communications’ global products and services with our strong regional presence and relationships.”

According to the African Economic Outlook, East Africa is projected to record the fastest growth on the continent in 2015-16. The digital economy is getting a boost through sectors such as financial services, health and education, technology, infrastructure and connectivity. The increase in Internet penetration and connectivity has led to a rise in economic performance, said the report.

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