Safaricom To Enhance Digital Transformation In New Partnership with Amazon
In a quest to see more subscribers through their cloud journey, Safaricom has reached an agreement with Amazon through its subsidiary Amazon Web services (AWS) to become a reseller of the web 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.
According to Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph, the move is advised by the company’s broad and deep cloud services and overall commitment to security excellence and a strong culture of customer obsession. The telco is also looking to accelerate efforts towards digital transformation in the country.
Safaricom will offer AWS services to its range of customers; governments, institutions, small and medium enterprises and individuals among other subscribers in East Africa to 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 program for technology and consulting businesses that 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 recognizes the skills, knowledge, and experience in AWS cloud services that the Safaricom PLC team has gained.
Safaricom’s announcement to work with AWS has been met with interest by customers, with enterprises, startups, and government agencies expressing a desire to use the partnership to build their cloud strategy.