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Extensia Bridge



Extensia Bridge is an innovative service to address client’s needs and challenges with the best solution options in the marketplace.

Leveraging Extensia’s extensive database of close connections across Africa’s communications sector and the international solutions community, we assist governments, regulators, service providers and major end users to establish ‘best practice’ solution roadmaps and connect them directly with the right people in the most relevant and valuable solution provider companies.

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Traditional procurement is considered successful when you have bought the ‘right solution’ at the ‘right time’. Traditional procurement focuses on buying decisions made on price and with a ‘silo’ perspective. Most procurement departments, especially those in smaller and medium sized enterprises, operate in this way.

Successful organisations adopt procurement policies which focus on supply management as a whole, on total value and ROI. Procurement expectations include total value improvement on revenues, costs, working capital, and capital expenditures. This involves a proactive approach to integrating procurement practices with organizational strategies and developing an in depth knowledge of the solutions market.

ICT procurement in particular is one of the most complex, dynamic and costly decisions a company will make. Considerations such as integration with legacy systems, future capacity calculations and predictable future technology developments are essential. As solutions become more complex in this fast paced and ever evolving area, poor and wrong decisions are becoming easier to make and more expensive to put right.

EBA Consultancy Services

Following over 15 years of successfully supporting the sustainable development of Africa’s Telecom and ICT sectors, Extensia ltd has added to it’s annual series of high level business summits by launching a bespoke consulting service called Extensia Bridge Associates (EBA).

EBA leverages in house strengths combined with an international community of industry professionals from across Africa to offer consultancy in the most important areas of ICT development in Africa.

Our Associates offer guidance, roadmap development, procurement and vendor management services as well as project rollout and management in areas of:

  • Smart Villages/Buildings: Last Mile Solutions, Hotspots, VOD, Convergence and Telecoms
  • Cloud/Hosting: SaaS, Managed Solutions, Co-Location, Servers
  • Connectivity: Last Mile – Fibre & Wireless Networks (2.4 GHz, 5.8 GHz & TVWS), LTE, Spectrum & Fibre
  • Network Optimisation: Total network management, Security, Optimisation, Network integration
  • Telecoms: ISP Business Modelling, Data Aggregation, Product Development, Vendor/Reseller Contracts with 3rd Party (National) Telecoms Vendors
  • VSAT: Satellite, VSAT & Value Add (Vehicle Tracking)
  • VoIP: PBX (Hardware), Hosted IP PBX, Carriers/Partners
  • WAN: IP Networks, VPN’s
  • Mobile Banking: Mobile Wallet platforms

Through our unique and extensive experience in the industry, Extensia have also developed close relationships with leading solution providers and consultants who complement our in house consulting capabilities and enable us to offer a full, turnkey solution to our clients.

 

Partner Solutions:

  • IoT/M2M (Machine-to-Machine)
  • Data Centres
  • OSS
  • Mobile – Network Development
  • Telematics
  • Switches – Data Security
  • Hospitality Telecoms & VOD
  • Broadcasting – VSAT & Terrestrial
  • Software Solutions: e-government solutions

Depending on your requirements, EBA can support the development of your vision into a roadmap with real milestones, targets and measureable objectives based on industry best practices, actual case studies and best in class solutions currently available in the market. The creation of this clarity of vision enables you, with the guidance of EBA, to forecast financial budgets, realistic time frames and make solid proposals for board approval if required.

EBA can manage your vendor selection processes or support your existing procurement procedures giving you a single point of contact for a multi-vendor requirement. EBA will pro-actively source companies who we feel will be the best fit for your project requirements and directly approach the top decision makers from these companies to encourage their participation in your selection process. EBA can negotiate terms with all vendors and ensure you avoid vendor lock-in contracts.

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Through hosting Extensia events and with our ongoing support, many governments have benefited from very positive outcomes and official announcements, including:

VIEW ACHIEVEMENTS

LANDING OF THE LION, TEAMS AND ACE UNDER-SEA CABLES

KENYA

LAUNCH OF MOBILE MONDAY NATIONAL CHAPTERS IN UGANDA, KENYA AND ETHIOPIA

UGANDA

FIRST PUBLIC PRESENTATION BY THE MINISTER OF AFRICA'S NEWEST NATION

SOUTH SUDAN

OPENING OF MTN OFFICE

ETHIOPIA

MOU COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN ICT MINISTRIES SUDAN AND TANZANIA

TANZANIA

MTN YOUNG WOMEN AWARDS

ETHIOPIA

LAUNCH OF THE 2ND NATIONAL OPERATOR LICENSE

SOUTH AFRICA

DONATION OF BASE STATIONS FOR THE UNIVERSITY

THE GAMBIA

PROMOTION OF THE KENYAN ICT PARK

KENYA

LAUNCH OF THE ENHAVA EDUCATION PLATFORM

ZIMBABWE

CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ACE CONSORTIUM

THE GAMBIA

LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL FIBRE BACKBONE PROJECTS

UGANDA & BURKINO FASO

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF THE ICT PARK

ETHIOPIA

PROMOTION OF THE NATIONAL ICT BACKBONE CONNECTIVITY

TANZANIA

LAUNCH OF THE DIGITAL VILLAGE ICT PARK

EGYPT

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