US computer giant Microsoft and ICE Commercial Power, a Nigerian renewable energy provider, have signed an agreement to provide solar off-grid networks to Nigerian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The partnership involves the installation of 10,000 solar off-greens for SMEs across the country over the next two years.
Emmanuel Ekwueme, CEO of ICE Commercial Power, said the partnership with Microsoft4Afrika will enable the company to leverage a powerful cloud platform to deliver quality service to its customers.
« SMEs play a vital role in economic growth and job creation on the African continent, making their success a key element of what we are doing through the » 4Afrika « initiative. We are excited to partner with ICE Commercial Power to connect SMBs to other energy sources and minimize downtime while maximizing productivity, « said EduAbasi Essien, Africa Head of Business. West of Microsoft « 4Afrika ».