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Gateway Communication and Longphone to boost pan-African voice operations

January 15, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms

Gateway Communications and European carrier Longphone have agreed to partner in the call termination market to the African continent, with Longphone benefiting from Gateway’s extensive African network and voice connectivity offerings.

Gateway Communications will assists the European carrier and VOIP call termination provider, specialized in African destinations, in extending its premium-quality call termination service, with direct access to more countries and operators across Africa.

“These are fast-moving and exciting times for the African telecommunications sector. 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“, commented Mike Van den Bergh, CEO of Gateway Wholesale & Carrier Services.

The strategic partnership allows Longphone to benefit from Gateway’s voice connectivity offer on the continent, adding Gateway’s routes to its African rate offer, improving both connectivity and profitability.
“By providing us premium quality routing with suitable and long-lasting capacity, Gateway becomes a strategic contributor to our full-African-connectivity commitment”, added Eytan Cohen, CEO of Longphone.

Gateway Communications connects over 583 million people in over 40 African countries, owning and managing private all-IP, next generation networks in partnership with the continent’s leading mobile phone operators.

Gateway manages connectivity over the continent with more than 50 transponders of satellite capacity over Africa, 24 dedicated teleports, access to multiple SAT-3 and SEACOM landing ports, 17 African offices and 350 local experts.

Longphone is a Paris based provider of premium call termination and white labelled hosted services for F&M VNOs, developing and providing stable VOIP solutions and direct routes for carriers and resellers in all continents. Longphone spans its services in several European countries, such as France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands and serves as communication bridge between Africa and Europe.

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