Zamir Telecom has partnered with Nigeria’s Exchange Telecom Ltd, an interconnect exchange carrier and opened its first permanent office in Africa in Nairobi in an expansion move of its wholesale VoIP network.
The expansion into Africa is in response to increasing demand from its customers said the firm.
M 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.”
Established in 2004, Zamir Telecom offiers both B2B and B2C telco markets’ services. The firm has for nine years provided wholesale VoIP services to Asia for a variety of UK and international service providers including BTCL, MTN, Tata and Deutsche Telekom. It also provides white-label VoIP managed services for smaller telecom providers to minimise their start-up costs using its 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.
According to the partnership, Nigeria’s Exchange Telecom Ltd will carry voice and data traffic onto Nigeria’s four largest mobile operators. Also VoIP calls from London to Lagos generated by Zamirs customers will interconnect onto Nigerias broadband network via Exchange. The deal will also see a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) conversion made in Nigeria by Exchange as VoIP termination is not yet available in the country.
Zamir is in talks to expand its services into Algeria, Cote dIvoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.