This is due to the impending increasing dependence on digital services and processes, they noted.

They stated this when Airtel Nigeria, in collaboration with Amazon Web Services and AVAYA, gathered stakeholders in the telecommunication sector to discuss emerging technology trends that collectively drive growth, innovation, and excellence in businesses.

According to a statement, the stakeholders gathered at an exclusive interactive breakfast session aimed at engaging, educating, and exploring the vast possibilities within the Telecoms and ICT sphere. The event was themed ‘Modernisation and Digitisation’ and included knowledge-sharing sessions on how businesses can collectively drive growth, innovation, and excellence within organisations.

The Senior Solutions Architect, AWS, Stanley Anetoh, added, “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.”

The Director of Airtel Business, Airtel Africa, Luc Serviant, added, “At Airtel, we are happy to discuss connectivity, innovation and 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.”