A Strategic Collaboration

Orange Middle East and Africa and Microsoft join forces to drive digital transformation initiatives across 17 African and Middle Eastern countries. The partnership, announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, signifies a pivotal moment in advancing digital innovation in the region.

Commitment to Digital Empowerment

Jérôme Hénique, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, emphasizes the significance of the collaboration in supporting the digital evolution of businesses in Africa. By leveraging the combined strengths of Orange's extensive network and Microsoft's cutting-edge solutions, the partnership aims to empower SMEs to thrive in the digital economy.

Leveraging Technology for Growth

Under the agreement, Microsoft will utilize the Orange network to deliver a range of solutions, including Microsoft 365, Copilot, Azure, and Dynamics 365, to approximately 15,000 SMEs in 2024, with the goal of reaching 1 million in the future. The collaboration extends beyond technology provision to encompass training, marketing, and sales support programs, ensuring holistic support for SMEs on their digital transformation journey.

Driving Digital Inclusion

Microsoft's commitment to Africa is underscored by recent initiatives, including the construction of a new data center in South Africa and partnerships aimed at enhancing digital services in countries like Kenya and Nigeria. In Kenya, Microsoft will integrate cloud solutions into public administration e-services, while in Nigeria, efforts are focused on boosting the digital skills of civil servants across various ministries.

Pioneering Innovation and Progress

As pioneers in their respective fields, Orange and Microsoft are dedicated to driving innovation and progress in Africa and the Middle East. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative efforts, they aim to unlock new opportunities and empower businesses and individuals to embrace digital transformation for sustainable growth and development.

Shaping the Future Together

With a shared vision of leveraging technology for positive impact, Orange and Microsoft are poised to shape the future of digital innovation in Africa and the Middle East. As they embark on this journey together, they remain committed to driving inclusive growth, fostering digital inclusion, and transforming the region's socio-economic landscape.