Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure has announced a distribution partnership with the Fajoba Group, a technology solutions provider for East and Central Africa.
The agreement fortifies Vertiv’s commitment to boosting local stock levels to meet the growing demand for its popular IT infrastructure support,such as the Vertiv Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
This cost-effective, single-phase UPS with line-interactive technology is ideal for protecting desktop computers and standalone IT equipment and is now available to Fajoba resellers in Burundi, DRC, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda.
Electricity is fundamental for digitalization and economic growth, but as of 2017, only 19% of the Ugandan population had access to electricity, in contrast to more developed countries in the region, such as Kenya 64.5% Tanzania 32.7% and Rwanda 30%.
Fajoba Group, local IT resellers and Vertiv products can support the availability of critical infrastructure and empower local expertise, which is growing due to initiatives such as the Digital Uganda Vision, that is setting ambitious goals for digital development in the country and Tanzania’s Trend Solar, a pioneering mobile and off-grid convergence with a world-first 4G Android PAYGO solar package which has been enabling communities in the rural area to access the internet at the same time receiving electricity.
“We are happy to become the Vertiv official distributor in our local Central and Eastern Africa markets. More than a distribution deal, our resellers now benefit from the Vertiv Partner Programme with financial rewards, training and support that allows them to satisfy and fulfil many customer requirements efficiently and with speed,” said Josiane Niyodusenga, Managing Director of Fajoba Group.
Also commenting on the partnership, Pierre Havenga, Managing Director of Vertiv in Middle East and Africa said “With a history of industry-changing solutions and a well-earned reputation for innovation, Vertiv seeks out partners that can help support digital evolution in new markets around the world.”
“As part of our increasing focus on African markets, Vertiv identified the Fajoba Group as a reliable and progressive local partner for the rapidly emerging East and Central African region, concluded Havenga.