IBM and Bharti Airtel - Africa
IBM will manage the computing and technology services that power the company’s mobile operations across 16 African countries. The 10-year agreement will see US-based IBM deploy and manage Bharti Airtel’s IT infrastructure and applications to support its mobile services to remote locations in Africa, Kenya included. In addition, IBM will deploy advanced technologies including the spoken web — a voice enabled Internet technology that allows users to access and share information by talking over a mobile handset.