Avaya Holdings Corp has launched Avaya Spaces, its flagship cloud meeting and collaboration app, in these Kenya and Ghana. In addition, to facilitate rapid, risk-free rollout, the company is offering free 60-day access to the solution for any organization, as well as free access through August for education and non-profit organizations.

Accessible from a browser or mobile app, the solution will enable citizens and organizations in these African countries to connect and collaborate remotely – going beyond integrating chat, voice, video, online meetings and content sharing.

The people of Africa are facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with incredible resilience, and from the beginning of the crisis, we have been helping our customers and partners across the continent transition to effective remote working strategies. With the launch of Avaya Spaces in Kenya and Ghana, even more people and organizations will be able to benefit from a cost-effective solution that enables business continuity regardless of where employees are located,” said Fadi Hani, Vice President – Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Avaya.

Avaya Spaces provides users with an extensive set of meeting and team collaboration features, including voice and video conferencing for up to 500 participants and unlimited online storage. As a mobile-enabled solution, it also offers a simple, secure and effective way to track communications and manage tasks when travel and connectivity are limited.

Since January, Avaya has seen an increase of more than 2,700% in video collaboration traffic on the Avaya Spaces platform. And in the past weeks alone, several hundred universities, schools and other organizations worldwide have engaged Avaya to gain the connectivity and collaboration capabilities Avaya Spaces provides as they address the challenges of this pandemic.

For example, Charter College International High School in Johannesburg, South Africa is one of many schools that has transitioned to online learning and is using Avaya Spaces to enable this. In Egypt, Avaya and Orange Egypt, the leading provider of integrated telecommunications services, have partnered to jointly enable all educational institutions in the country to implement remote learning initiatives.

Joseph-Albert Kuuire
Joseph-Albert Kuuire is the creator and editor of TechNovaGh.com, an online digital platform focusing on technology in Ghana. Email: [email protected]

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