Hong Kong-based internet service provider HGC Global Communications (HGC) has revealed plans to extend its cloud service offerings to Africa through a collaboration with application service provider, SawaSawa.
The collaboration between both organisations looks to provide telecommunication, blockchain and IoT Implementations, as well as cloud compute and storage services to the African market.
"This collaboration helps further reinforce our position in Africa's telecommunications industry at the same time as expanding our international presence,” said Ravindran Mahalingam, senior vice president of international business at HGC.
"HGC and SawaSawa will help create more business opportunities for local and regional corporations by providing them with a comprehensive range of leading-edge telecommunications and cloud services."
The collaboration will leverage trends in digital transformation such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, data analytics, big data exchange and so on to provide customers with a wider variety of feature-rich cloud services in areas such as advanced data security, mobile and micro-payment APIs, network connectivity and scalable storage capacity.
As a prominent African IT service provider, SawaSawa offers regional expertise in software development, hosting infrastructure design and implementation as well as micro-payments and blockchain solutions.
A more comprehensive end-to-end solution will now be possible through leveraging both organisations combined strengths and competencies.
“We are pleased to announce today's news and believe that this collaboration will provide a boost for Africa's rapidly growing demand for innovative and groundbreaking technology, required to solve business challenges unique to the African continent,” said Kagotho Kamau, chief of engineering, SawaSawa.
“HGC's expertise and proven track record combined with our strong presence in Africa makes us confident this collaboration will be a great success."