Bharti Airtel has signed up MACH, a leading provider of cloud-based managed communication services, to provide a full portfolio of roaming services to Bharti Airtel (‘Airtel’) operations across Africa.
MACH will provide Airtel with business intelligence, online reporting and budget management tools that can deliver a full view of group-wide roaming businesses, providing executive management with the information they need to create strategic, group-wide roaming policies, and helping to reduce costs and grow revenues.
Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) and Joint Managing Director, Bharti Airtel, comments:
”Working with MACH will allow us to be much more strategic in the way we run our roaming businesses. In addition to the anticipated cost and efficiency benefits,MACH’s dynamic reporting will allow us to offer customers roaming packages based on a greater understanding of their usage patterns across our group operations. This approach will allow us to be much more comprehensive in the way we organise our roaming business and ultimately deliver a strategy that will both benefit our customers and help us to grow revenue.”
Morten Brøgger, Chief Executive Officer, MACH, explains:
”The challenges facing group telecoms operators are very specific. They need to find ways of consolidating business intelligence – the lifeblood of any good roaming strategy – in order to have a better understanding of how their subscribers consume services when abroad, in order to consolidate their buying and selling power when negotiating with roaming partners, and in order to align performance monitoring and controls across different member companies. MACH’s business intelligence solutions will deliver Bharti Airtel with just that, allowing it to grow its operations while reducing costs through the standardisation of its roaming infrastructure.”
Meanwhile, Airtel Kenya today signed an MOU with the Ministry of Education. Through the MOU, Airtel will fund the rehabilitation of infrastructure at Kipeto Primary Schools in Kajiado District. Airtel is also working with the Ministry of Education to complete the all round improvement of the school over the next 2 years including construction and renovation of classrooms, rehabilitation of boreholes, provision of desks and other educational support on a need basis.
Airtel Kenya has also been supporting similar infrastructural improvement programs at Nyamira Girls School in Bondo,