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January 15, 2010

Gateway, Longphone Partner to Serve Call Termination Market in Africa


By SIP Trunking Report Contributor



Gateway Communications and Longphone reportedly announced a partnership agreement in the call termination market to the African continent.

 
Longphone is a European carrier and VoIP call termination provider specializing in African destinations, and it selected Gateway as a strategic partner for the provision of premium-quality call-termination services to Africa.
 
Gateway Communications is a Pan-African company providing telecommunications services serving over 583 million people in about 40 countries. The company owns and manages a private all-IP, next-generation network and it is expected to help Longphone provide direct access to more countries in the continent.
 
The agreement between the two countries allows Longphone to leverage Gateway’s voice connectivity offers augmenting its already wide spread continental network of direct routes. Gateway’s routes will be added to Longphone’s African rate offer which will result in the enhancement of both connectivity and profitability.
 
“Gateway is the most suitable partner to help Longphone intensify its call termination business into Africa. By providing us premium quality routing with suitable and long-lasting capacity, Gateway becomes a strategic contributor to our full-African-connectivity commitment,” Eytan Cohen, Longphone CEO said.
 
“These are fast-moving and exciting times for the African telecommunications sector,” Mike Van den Bergh, CEO of Gateway Wholesale & Carrier Services, said. “Gateway has more direct connections into Africa than any other operator and we are delighted to partner with Longphone to connect more consumers and businesses across the continent.”
 
Paris-based Longphone provides premium call termination and white labeled hosted services. The company develops and provides stable VoIP solutions and direct routes for carriers and resellers in all continents.
 
Gateway Communications operates an advanced pan-American telecommunications network. The company caters to the requirements of multinational corporations; in banking and finance, oil and gas, mining and construction, retail and distribution, airlines and other sectors.
 
The company owns 50 transponders of satellite capacity over Africa besides having 24 dedicated teleports and access to multiple SAT-3 and SEACOM landing ports.

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Marisa Torrieri