iWayAfrica invests in data services targeting NGOs CIO East Africa staff writer
Pan-African ICT provider, iWayAfrica-Group has invested over USD 200 million (Ksh.17 billion) on its broadband infrastructure to drive its data services with an aim to target the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Africa.
The new innovation into the business operations will enhance the use of information technologies to boost individual and group businesses across the region.Speaking during an NGO workshop themed: Harnessing the power of ICT for NGOs, Ken Munyi, the Head of Business Services at iWayAfrica Kenya said the ICT developments in the country were major and critical investment that NGOs must take advantage of.
“NGOs are increasingly recognized as potent forces for social and economic development. With greater efficiency through employment of relevant ICT Solutions, we are persuaded that you can increase your effectiveness and achieve more in the societies in which you work,” Munyi told the workshop bringing together over 100 NGOs spread across the various sectors.Munyi further indicated that as a Pan-African corporate data services provider, iWayAfrica was keen to add value to the way its clients did business by ensuring easy access to a robust, reliable and fast broadband infrastructure on both its satellite and terrestrial networks.
He noted that the additions could assist NGOs, especially those with various offices spread in different regions of Africa, to carry out their communication needs efficiently and effectively.The move by iWayAfrica at a time when institutions are struggling with connectivity issues due to the limitations in accessing fibre-optic links in rural areas, a fact that is often compounded by vandalism targeting the data cables.“This investment is therefore aimed at ensuring that even NGOs in the remotest parts of the country can communicate with their field staff in distant areas and to a large extent, also reduce the high costs incurred in travel and other logistics,” Munyi said.Currently, iWayAfrica-Kenya is a one stop shop for connectivity as they offer MPLS/VPN, Managed Connectivity, Security, data centre and disaster recovery services anchored on their satellite and terrestrial broadband technologies:“The services we offer allow organizations with regional presence to communicate effectively on reliable and faster broadband infrastructure lowering their operation expenditure significantly.”Over the years, iWayAfrica has gone beyond the provision of the basic ICT infrastructure to include tailoring of services that meet the unique needs and requirements of the diverse sectors.“More than just providing the infrastructure, we have a long-standing history with ICT in Africa which enables us to provide a personalized customer experience with any customer in any one of the African countries within our footprint. This gives us the edge to overcome local obstacles to meet your needs,” added Munyi.