Despite the average individual, employee, or boss not knowing the ins and outs of internet connectivity; it is a major factor in productivity and achievement of our goals.
Kenya is blessed to have good connectivity. According to recent reports, at 13.7 megabits per second, Kenya’s average data connection speed is the world’s 14th fastest. Moreover, internet penetration in the country is as high as 90% thanks to improved infrastructure and smartphone use. As a result, Kenya has a thriving digital economy and many businesses are thriving.
Last week, Echo International invited us to their modern new offices; that has been described as “future-ready” at Westend Towers in Westlands as they officially launched in Kenya.
The renowned global ICT solutions company now has a local subsidiary named Echo Kenya that seeks to partner with Kenyan based corporates, multinationals and SMEs to help them seize new opportunities through the selection and implementation of relevant technology to optimize their workforces and other resources in the ever-changing world of work.
During the launch; Atlantica Ventures Partner Juliana Rotich, and National Housing Corporation Non-Executive Director Caroline Armstrong along with Echo Kenya’s COO Loren Bosch engaged in a provoking discussion, themed, “Reinventing new solutions for a fast-changing and dynamic business environment” on the changes taking place in the world of world, the frameworks necessary for making technology choices, and Echo Kenya’s unique approach in the design and deployment of appropriate solutions.
“Our goal is to understand the evolving business landscape and its effect on our clients’ businesses and relevantly orchestrate solutions that generate for them a competitive advantage, enabling them to thrive in their respective sectors.” Mr. Ken Munyi, the Managing Director at Echo International Kenya
Echo has strategic partners spanning 44 countries, offering the widest coverage across Africa for every connectivity requirement including simple internet access, fibre, wireless, or VSAT (Very-Small-Aperture-Terminal) for remote areas; as well as managed multi-branch wide area network solutions across multiple territories. In addition to connectivity and software-defined network solutions, Echo also provides flexible and cost-effective IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS)and Security offerings, enabling a smooth transition to cloud-based infrastructure for its clients.