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KaiOS Technologies: Connecting People throughout Africa


TechInAfrica – One of many developers of smartphone operating system in Africa, KaiOS Technologies, has affirmed Orange’s cooperation in an ongoing Series B funding round. The OS developer has noticed that the additional support of Orange in the Series B venture reinforces its position particularly in Africa, where 827 million people have no access to the web.


“It is a partnership, for example, what we do with Orange that has made KaiOS Technologies the third leading mobile operating system with devices in excess of 100 nations; further moving us towards our objective of interfacing the following billion users,” said Sebastien Codeville, CEO of KaiOS Technologies.

“In 2019 and years to come, we look forward to developing much progressively innovative, localized solutions that build a bridge in Africa so that people would be able to stay connected.”

Commenting on this cooperation, Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange of the Middle East and Africa, stated, “Today the two fundamental boundaries to web access are the absence of foundation, for which Orange is contributing one billion Euros for every year, and the expense of the device. As a major aspect of our push to conquer this subsequent boundary, I am satisfied to have this chance to build up our partnership with Kai through direct investment.”

Early this year, Kai and Orange released Sanza, a savvy feature phone with an enduring battery life up to five days, Torch, Wi-Fi, 3G+, and Bluetooth, joined with cutting edge smartphone-like functionalities. The gadget that is sold at 20 USD is now accessible in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, and Mali, and will be taken off in different nations over Orange’s footprint in the coming months.

“KaiOS brings smartphone-like functionalities to reasonable phones,” the company said.

Owed to KaiOS’ joint effort with telecoms like Orange, KaiOS-powered gadgets are accessible in 22 nations crosswise over Africa.


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