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Vodacom Welcomes Launch of AWS Data Centres in South Africa

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Jenna Delport
Jenna Delport
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) – alongside launching its next wave of data centres in South Africa – has partnered with Vodacom to grow the South African mobile networks offering further and deliver improved business, cloud and other solutions to its clients.

“Vodacom is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with operations across the African continent, so naturally we are very pleased that they have made the decision to invest in the South African market, as well as the broader African market, by opening these data centres in Cape Town,” says Shameel Joosub, Vodacom Group CEO.

“The most exciting aspect of this is the integration of AWS into the Vodacom Network, which will allow our clients to take advantage of the benefits of both offerings, and use them to transform their businesses into digitally enabled, tech-first companies.”

According to the companies, the partnership has far-reaching benefits for Vodacom Business clients from a service offering perspective. The most notable benefit is the way in which these services can help boost digital transformation and cloud adoption strategies for organisations of all sizes, with ease of access to services such as Big Data, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). This enables businesses to now have a global reach through the AWS global footprint.

“The launch of the AWS Africa (Cape Town) Region will enable us to fully leverage AWS’s capabilities to execute an all-in strategy by 2023. This will ensure that Vodacom Business’s clients accelerate adoption and benefit from next-generation technologies including 5G, AI, Blockchain, Mobile Edge, IoT, Robotics and mobile applications,” adds Shameel.

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