Airtel, one of Uganda’s leading providers of prepaid, postpaid mobile and 4G services, has partnered with Avaya to enable organisations to implement remote working and learning initiatives following the government’s decision to limit access to offices, schools and universities to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Through the partnership, Avaya will offer organisations in Uganda full-feature access to its flagship collaboration app, Avaya Spaces, on a complimentary basis through Airtel Uganda. Avaya Spaces is a cloud meeting and team collaboration solution that goes beyond integrating chat, voice, video, online meetings and content sharing.
“We fully support the range of measures being taken by the government to slow the spread of the Coronvirus pandemic. At the same time, we understand the challenges that these measures bring to the delivery of services and education. Our partnership with Avaya supports key sectors by enabling organisations to maintain the safety of workers, students and customers as their top priority, while ensuring minimum disruption to everyday business,” said Airtel Uganda Managing Director, V.G Somasekhar.
“We have invested in building out the country’s most advanced telecommunications network as an enabler of business continutity. Today, this investment will support the continued delivery of services and ensure that the economy continues developing, regardless of a lack of physical offices or classrooms.”