IEC Telecom Group and Ostatech Hold Talks on Satellite Connectivity

First Mauritian Nanosatellite, MIR-SAT1 | Image Credit: Mauritius Research and Innovation Council (MRIC)

IEC Telecom Group and Kenyan technology company Ostatech held a reception to discuss digital transformation in Africa. According to them, Africa is becoming the next great manufacturing centre of the world as many countries in Africa are emerging as digital economies. Nevertheless, a robust communication infrastructure is necessary to realise this aspiration. According to Oscar Mwai, Chief Executive Officer, Ostatech Limited, “Connectivity is crucial for efficient, affordable, and safe business processes. Digitalisation can empower business owners with substantially reduced infrastructure investments and state-of-the-art hybrid technologies”.

According to them, satellite communications can form the backbone of Africa’s robust communication infrastructure. This is as satellite connectivity solutions enable integration of the latest technologies with existing government infrastructure. This consequently allows for e-government services based on big data, AI, and advanced cybersecurity. To this end, IEC Telecom Group and Ostatech’s partnership aims to provide a comprehensive portfolio of Satcom solutions. These will ensure continuity of operations for election infrastructure as well as portability to support military missions.

Dr Olufunso Somorin, Regional Principal Officer, African Development Bank (AfDB), also commented on the partnership. Dr Olufunso said, “This partnership is key since it creates economic opportunities and incentives for entrepreneurship in Kenya and Africa as a result of investments in innovative infrastructure technologies and satellite communications by these two companies. We’re looking forward to more events such as these to keep the momentum for economic growth up with increased collaborations between the government and business community.”

“Satellite connectivity enables educators to teach via videoconferencing and offers children in remote communities access to learning materials. It allows remote offices or workers to access employment opportunities and the flexibility of continuing operations regardless of their location.” This was according to Alaa Alsadi, Business Development Director – Middle East & Africa, IEC Telecom Group.

IEC Telecom is a leading provider of satellite communications services. They enable digitalisation for the maritime industry and remote units on land. Furthermore, they provide a powerful satellite backup to ensure the business continuity of customer enterprises for urban networks.

Ostatech Ltd is a Kenyan Security and Technology Company that provides technological solutions based on market dynamics, changes and requirements.


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