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Safaricom to accelerate cloud adoption in Kenya with Amazon Web Services

Safaricom has
announced a strategic agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will see
the Telco become a reseller of AWS services.

The agreement is
designed to accelerate Safaricom’s internal IT transformation, lower costs and
provide it with a blueprint and skilled resources to assist customers with
their journey to the cloud.

“We chose to
partner with AWS because it offers customers the broadest and deepest cloud
platform, overall commitment to security excellence and a strong culture of
customer obsession. This agreement will allow us to accelerate our efforts to
enable Digital Transformation in Kenya,” said Michael Joseph, Chief Executive
Officer, Safaricom.

In addition,
Safaricom will be able to offer AWS services to East-African customers,
allowing businesses of all sizes to quickly get started on AWS cloud and
accelerate innovation.

Safaricom also
announced the attainment of Advanced Consulting Partner status in the AWS
Partner Network (APN), becoming one of the first APN members in East Africa.
The APN is the global partner programme for technology and consulting
businesses who leverage AWS to build solutions and services for customers.

The APN helps
companies build, market and sell their AWS offerings by providing valuable
business, technical and marketing support. This achievement recognises the
skills, knowledge and experience in AWS cloud services that the Safaricom PLC
team has gained.

announcement to work with AWS has been met with interest by customers, with
enterprises, start-ups and government agencies expressing a desire to use the
partnership to build their cloud strategy.