Airtel Gathers Stakeholders to Discuss Modernization, Digitization

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

On Wednesday, October 11, 2023, stakeholders within the telecoms and ICT ecosystem gathered at Fraser Suites in Abuja to discuss Modernization and Digitization, the theme of an event organised by Airtel Nigeria.

The Director of Airtel Business at Airtel Africa Plc, Mr Luc Serviant, while addressing the participants, emphasised the company’s commitment to fostering collaboration and partnerships that drive progress and innovation.

He highlighted Airtel Nigeria’s dedication to endowing the public sector through cutting-edge technologies, enabling transformative change on a national scale.

“At Airtel, we are happy to discuss connectivity, innovation & technology, digital pillars, cloud security, network services, digital insight and portfolio solutions for effective business within the public sector.

“As a reliable partner in proffering innovative and technological solutions, we operate beyond providing connectivity to producing solutions and so many systems such as our core connectivity, data centre, cloud security and other applications from our partners have been put in place to constantly meet the evolving needs of not only the private sector but the public sector at large,” Mr Serviant said.

Also speaking at the exclusive interactive breakfast session, the Director of Airtel Business Nigeria, Ms Ogo Ofomata, said the telco was “delighted to open these channels of engagement with key players in our industry and today’s event has proven that we are on the right track.”

Business Post gathered that the programme was put in place by the firm in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AVAYA to engage, educate, and explore the vast possibilities within the sector.

Participants had the rare opportunity to engage in insightful discussions, and thought-provoking presentations led by various teams of experts at Airtel, Avaya, and AWS, sharing knowledge on how businesses can collectively drive growth, innovation, and excellence within organisations.

The Senior Solutions Architect at AWS, Mr Stanley Anetoh, in his presentation, said, “We are glad to collaborate with Airtel on this initiative, following the increasing rate at which citizens are now raising their expectations of government interactions with responsive and digitally connected services.

“It is safe to say that cloud technologies in particular are considered very important to facilitate most of the government’s key initiatives and we would be very glad to offer cloud support as such advancement is not restricted to the private sector alone.”

Representatives of the AVAYA team also discussed their various cloud services, powered by their partnership with Airtel’s data centre connectivity.

Airtel used the occasion to discuss several business solutions that are beneficial to both private organizations and public sectors, including the Leased Line, a product that allows business owners to own their personalized network service within the Airtel network with utmost security that cannot be hacked.

It also spoke on the Global MRLS tailored to enhance connectivity for organisations that operate across various branches around the globe, and the Multi-tenant building connectivity for high-rise buildings that allows occupants to share cost which is a very profitable and economical approach to enjoying Airtel business products.

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