For a while now Kenya’s SME market has grown to become more dynamic through huge amounts of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. SMEs are also viewed as the backbone of any economy accounting up to 65% of businesses in Kenya.
It is in relation to this that SimbaNET is providing the capability and infrastructure an SME needs to get and interact online and have a web presence to get from the local market to a global market through their enhanced SimbaBIZ products.
According to Tony Wood CEO SimbaNET CEO, the firm introduced SimbaBiz products eight months ago but they have moved a step further to enhance the SimbaBIZ products so that they can tap into the rapidly increasing SME market in Kenya and the wider East African Region by offering more secure connectivity solutions for the customers with value added packages that customer feedback has shown is of real benefit to them. The solution is delivered on fibre infrastructure covering the whole of Nairobi and Mombasa roll out started last year.
SimbaBiz he added will redefine connectivity in the SME market by addressing the difficulties companies are facing when it comes to domain and web hosting, cloud solutions, and telephony services which will give them a global competitive edge.
“We want to solve the current and future telecommunications needs of the customer giving them solutions which will give them a competitive edge in the evolving technological market,” he said. SMEs don’t always have the IT skills and resources to be able to complete online effectively so this product bundle allows them to market themselves globally,
The SimbaBiz comes with three packages 8. 16 and 32 that depend on the requirements of the consumer. The numbers signify megabytes per second. The three packages also cost Kshs. 10,000, Kshs, 18,000 and Kshs. 25,000 respectively.
All packages will come with a webhosting domain name, Internet Protocol (IP) telephone, unified threat management, cloud disaster recovery, basic TV and free conference call. This packages also offer customers all elements to securely take their business online.
Telephony bundles an exciting feature comes with digital codeless handset and 300 free global voice minutes. Calls to any network costs Kshs. 2 per minute and is not affected by roaming charges.
“This saves them operational costs, allowing them to concentrate on their businesses and maximise their income earnings,” says Mr. Wood.
Kenya is constantly facing the threat on cyber security as it matures its information landscape and more businesses transact online. All solutions come with security against hacking, virus and malwares so customers can focus on their core business activities. SimbaNET has deployed its Unified Threat Management (UTM) service which spots weak points and secures them. Also the firm’s firewalls filters against unwanted contents which enhance cyber security.
“There can sometimes be a lack of awareness to the dangers surrounding on-line security which hinders progression of business among the SMEs. Finally, Security issues can often be perceived as too technical or too expensive so this product aims to address these concerns” signed off Mr. Wood.
Currently the products are in Nairobi and Mombasa but plans are underway to roll out the same products across other cities. On SimbaBIZ, SimbaNET has.