India is keen to increase business with Africa in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector as there are many opportunities for cooperation, a top official said today. Speaking at the Indo-Africa ICT Expo in Nairobi (Kenya), Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg said India has a lot of experience in policies, technology, skills development and innovative solutions that can be shared with Africa. "We are also impressed that Kenya has been creating innovative solutions using ICT for improving the lives of its people. Together, we see many opportunities for cooperation and our Government is keen to find ways to increase the business between India and Africa in ICT sector," said an official statement quoting Garg. The expo is organised in conjunction with ICT Authority of Kenya, India's Telecom Export Promotion Council (TEPC), and Nasscom. There are over 100 technology companies which are showing their products and solutions at the event.
"We believe that Indian companies have an advantage in emerging markets like Africa, since they already have the experience of successfully tackling similar business challenges, competitive pressures and harsh operating environments in India," Vice Chairman TEPC and MD Tejas Networks Sanjay Nayak said. The Indo-Africa ICT Expo 2015, organised for the first time, is being held in Nairobi on September 28-29.