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Dublin-based messaging solutions provider sets up in Kenya

Dublin-based messaging solutions provider sets up in Kenya

On the back of significant contract wins in Africa over the past 12 months, Dublin-based Anam Technologies Limited has opened its Anam Africa Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Targeted at mobile operators, Anam supplies messaging solutions focused on A2P revenue growth, security and group-wide efficiencies.

According to a statement released by the messaging solutions provider, it has established global partnerships with MTN, Orange and Sinch, and has secured 22 networks across 19 countries in Africa – including Cameroon, DRC, Egypt, Morocco and Nigeria.

Building out on the company's current operational presence in Egypt & Nigeria, the new Kenyan office focusses on sales and managed services to support partners and customer base.

Anam's Group Chairman Darragh Kelly said, "The potential for Anam across the continent is tremendous and the new African HQ demonstrates our commitment to servicing secured contracts and facilitating future growth. Spam and unbilled A2P revenue are a major problem, but equally, a huge opportunity for mobile network operators to reap. From experience, Anam estimates that mobile network operators are missing out on income of up to US$1 per subscriber per year in unbilled revenue. Consider an operator who counts its customers in the tens of millions and the revenue quickly adds up".

According to Anam Africa, the Nairobi office will be headed up by Steve Bannon, who joined the Anam Group two years ago.

"Steve has substantial C level experience within the mobile operator sector and joined Anam from Smile in Uganda where he was based for 4 years. Steve spend many years with the Digicel group across Asia Pacific and the Caribbean where he specialised in establishing and growing Digicel's business in new markets," the company states..

It adds that Steve is joined in Anam Africa by local man Stephen Ohito, who has a very strong background in the international and roaming business from several different stakeholder perspectives including more than 20 years working on the mobile operator side.

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