KIGALI, September 16, 2022: Rwanda ICT Chamber partnered with AOS Ltd, a Rwandan-based ICT service provider and operator of the National Data Centre to support local startups by offering affordable hosting services on web and mail, as well as cloud computing.
AOS has the best data center facility in the region and IT solutions that improve efficiency of service delivery across all the productive sectors in Rwanda. These leading-edge IT solutions are further delivered with unique benefits and enhanced business value realization to its primary clients and end users.
Startups that will be channeled through ICT Chamber, whose mission is to make Rwanda the leading ICT-driven society, will be able to enjoy these discounted services where web and mail hosting service lowest package starts from Rwf 6,035 per year and cloud computing service package at Rwf 13,138 per month.
“AOS is committed to contributing towards ICT development in Rwanda particularly in data center services, IT solutions & Systems integration. Owing to this, these hosting opportunities will help startups and small enterprises to build their brand through online presence and increase potential for growth at a reduced cost of operation” said Mr. Seong W. Kim – CEO of AOS Ltd.
This agreement with ICT chamber is on for the next 5 years, and this specific initiative is valid until December next year (2023) to those who sign up for the services within these two months; September and October, 2022.
He adds that AOS has a team of technical and sales specialists who provide excellent services and 24/7 online support to customers to ensure a secure, reliable, and scalable environment of the hosted data is delivered. He emphasized “When data is locally hosted it plays part in the country’s development by enrolling the local workforce and encouraging the use of homegrown developed IT solutions”
ICT chamber CEO, Alex Ntale said that Rwanda ICT chamber is excited to join hands with AOS to help startups get some of the critical services they need in business at an affordable price. As a member-based organization, we are keen to help our members get the tools and opportunities they need to grow by setting up a business friendly environment.
He continued saying, “As we sign this agreement, we are thankful to AOS for supporting the startup ecosystem in Rwanda through the ICT Chamber by providing discounted packages. We believe that this partnership will help a lot in terms of facilitating startups to comply with data localization law.”
In April 2015, The Global Information Technology Report released in Geneva, Switzerland ranked Rwanda first globally for Government success in ICT promotion to drive social and economic transformation. According to the report, which was compiled by World Economic Forum (WEF) Rwanda where 6.2 points out of 7 were scored.
This partnership is expected to help both existing and new startups. In addition, it will ensure great collaboration between AOS and Rwanda ICT Chamber in planning and organizing the events that promote fast growing ICT access for businesses in Rwanda.