Airtel Uganda and Avaya are teaming up to facilitate remote working and learning for organisations across Uganda in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus).
The agreement will see Airtel Uganda offering full complimentary access to Avaya Spaces, a collaboration app that offers integrated chat, voice video and content sharing services via the cloud. The goal is to allow businesses and educational institutions to continue offering services during the pandemic.
“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 continuity. 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.”
Avaya Spaces can be used on any smart device running on Android or iOS, or on a computer using Chrome or Firefox. It offers virtual meeting facilities, document sharing and task management, as well as enabling users to create digital forums for specific projects.
“As the Covid-19 crisis has developed, we have reacted quickly and decisively in providing collaboration technology on a complimentary basis to help those most affected. We aim to help Ugandan organisations minimise the disruption caused by Covid-19 and begin building a brighter future,” said Fadi Hani, vice president for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Avaya.