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Zamir Telecom to take on Africa

October 2, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms

Zamir Telecom today announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa in response to increasing demand from its customers.  Zamir has signed its first partner, Exchange Telecom Ltd, one of Nigeria’s six interconnect exchange carriers, and opened its first permanent office in Africa in Nairobi.

Zamir Telecom announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa (image: Zamir)

Zamir Telecom announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa (image: Zamir)

For nine years, Zamir has been providing wholesale VoIP services to Asia for a variety of UK and international service providers including BTCL, MTN, Tata and Deutsche Telekom. Zamir also provides white-label VoIP managed services that enable smaller telecom providers to minimise their start-up costs. This includes enabling resellers and channel partners to offer multiple voice services using Zamir’s infrastructure.

Zamir’s expansion into Africa follows increasing demand from its wholesale customers for a robust service into the continent which is of the same high-quality as Zamir’s existing routes.

Exchange Telecom Ltd is licensed to carry voice and data traffic onto Nigeria’s four largest mobile operators. VoIP calls from London to Lagos generated by Zamir’s customers will interconnect onto Nigeria’s broadband network via Exchange. As VoIP termination is not yet available in Nigeria, a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) conversion will be made by Exchange.

Naufal Zamir, Managing Director and Founder of Zamir Telecom, said “Our existing customers and prospects are all experiencing increasing VoIP traffic to Africa and have been asking us to expand our service. Today’s deal is the start of our expansion into Africa.  We are a dynamic, fast-growing and ambitious company always looking for gaps in the market – and, most importantly, we are constantly finding innovative ways to provide services which carriers, service providers and the end-consumer need”.

Zamir is now actively seeking other partnerships with PTT, Tier 1, Tier 2 and mobile operators that can offer wholesale A-Z and direct termination in Algeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Staff writer

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