iWayAfrica Kenya has announced the conclusion of an agreement to merge its ISP operations with Echotel International Proprietary (Echo), following approval from the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK). The transaction forms part of a deal between Echo and Gondwana International Networks (GIN) announced in October 2018, which saw Echo merge with the ISP operations of GIN in markets across Africa. GIN is a pan-African service provider and is the majority shareholder in iWayAfrica.
iWayAfrica Kenya provides fixed line and ICT services, including wireless internet connectivity, data storage, support and maintenance, while South Africa-based Echo resells internet connectivity, VPN and online security services. ‘This is an exciting opportunity for iWayAfrica Kenya to strengthen and expand our service offering to customers,’ commented iWayAfrica Kenya Manager Ken Munyi, adding: ‘This is not only a positive development for customers, but also for staff and suppliers who can be assured of continuity as a strong, focused, industry-leading business.’