Monday
March 2
2020

AWS partners with Kenya’s Safaricom on cloud, consulting services

Amazon Web Services  has entered a partnership with Safaricom — Kenya’s largest telco, ISP and mobile payment provider — in a collaboration that could spell competition between American cloud providers in Africa.

In a statement to TechCrunch,  the East African company framed the arrangement as a “strategic agreement” whereby Safaricom  will sell AWS services (primarily cloud) to its East Africa customer network.

Safaricom — whose products include the famed M-Pesa  mobile money product — will also become the first Advanced Consulting Partner for the AWS partner network in East Africa.

 

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Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

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Finance, Technology
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mobile money, mobile technology, Mpesa, Safaricom