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Oracle is announcing the general availability of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Generative AI service, along with introducing new innovations that make it easier for enterprises to take advantage of the latest advancements in generative AI. OCI Generative AI service is a fully managed service that integrates large language models (LLMs) from Cohere and Meta Llama 2 to address a wide range of business use cases, according to Oracle.

To meet the growing demand for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) services across Africa, and as part of its global cloud infrastructure, Oracle is planning to open a public cloud region in Nairobi, Kenya. OCI's cloud architecture enables Oracle to offer its full suite of more than 100 hyperscale cloud services. The Government of Kenya and private sector can leverage this to increase ease of doing business in Kenya, according to Oracle.

SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings Limited (SmarTone) announced it has chosen Oracle to transform its Business Support Systems (BSS). By upgrading its legacy solutions to bring prepaid charging and postpaid billing onto one unified, cloud native platform, Oracle Cloud Scale Charging and Billing will enable SmarTone to efficiently launch and scale differentiated offerings, according to the company.

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