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HGC powers SD-WAN across Uganda in deal with Roke Telkom

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Ugandan operator Roke Telkom has started to provide enterprise services in the country in association with HGC Global Communications.

Ugandan operator Roke Telkom has started to provide enterprise services in the country in association with HGC Global Communications.

Roke will be offering software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) in Uganda thanks to the collaboration Hong Kong-based HGC.

Roke Telkom CEO Roger Sekaziga (pictured) said: “When you talk about building an information-based economy, you need innovation to stay pertinent. Our focus right now is to continuously innovate by creating an ecosystem of partners that includes global telecommunication partners, the regulator, government, banks and the private sector.”

The platform aggregates bandwidth and can be integrated seamlessly into enterprises’ existing networks, providing connectivity over various transport technologies, including 4G wireless and fixed broadband.

Sekaziga said: “This mutual interdependence can shape our future, especially when enhanced with high quality internet. SD-WAN complements this ecosystem’s current network infrastructure, by allowing IT managers to remotely manage their site policies through a centralised controller. This agility is critical in increasing network security, flexibility and scalability; translating into reduced connectivity costs that positively impact the bottom-line.”

Roke, licensed since 2006, has 15 points-of-presence across Uganda, connected by fibre and wireless. The company also offers data centre services.

HGC’s associate VP Oyovwe Okorodudu said: ““As a telecom and ICT service provider with a global footprint, we strive to collaborate with key local and regional firms like Roke Telkom that support the ever-growing demand in the region for reliable and secure internet solutions, high quality of service and always-on connectivity to streamline corporates’ business operations.”

Sekaziga added: “Companies need to future-proof their network assets by investing in new technologies. SD-WAN enhances this capability because it associates well with 5G and the internet of things. … This solution does that by extracting the transport layer from hardware to software, further reducing costs.”

 

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