Posted by: africanpressorganization | 14 January 2010

Gateway Communications and Longphone Join as Strategic Partners for Pan-African Voice Operations – Gateway Communications Assists Longphone in their Ambitious Plans for the African market.

Gateway Communications and Longphone Join as Strategic Partners for Pan-African Voice Operations – Gateway Communications Assists Longphone in their Ambitious Plans for the African market.


LONDON and PARIS, January 14 /PRNewswire/ — Gateway Communications and Longphone agreed to partner in the call termination market to the African continent. Longphone – a European carrier and VOIP call termination provider since 1997, with a specialisation in African destinations – selected Gateway as a strategic partner for its premium-quality call-termination service to Africa.

Gateway Communications is a Pan-African leader in telecommunication services connecting over 583 million people in over 40 African countries. It owns and manages a private all-IP, next generation network and will help Longphone to extend its African footprint with direct access to more countries and operators across the continent.

The agreement allows Longphone to benefit from Gateway’s voice connectivity offer as a serious boost to its already extensive continental network of direct routes. Gateway’s routes will be added to Longphone’s African rate offer, and will helping to improve both connectivity and profitability.

Eytan Cohen, Longphone CEO, identified Gateway as “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.”

Mike Van den Bergh, CEO of Gateway Wholesale & Carrier Services added, “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. ”

About Longphone: Since 1997 Longphone is a Paris based provider of premium call termination and white labelled hosted services for F&M VNOs. Longphone has an accumulated experience of years in developing and providing stable VOIP solutions and direct routes for carriers and resellers in all continents. Longphone is a licensed carrier in France and an established major telecommunication provider for the ethnic markets in several European countries, such as France, Germany, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. By adapting to local needs, while keeping a global perspective, the company serves as a true bridge of communication between Africa and Europe.

About Gateway Communications: Gateway Communications owns and operates the largest and most advanced pan-African telecommunications network. Our scale, reach and resources are unparalleled. Gateway connects over 583 million people in over 40 African countries, working in partnership with the continents leading mobile phone operators.

Our business experts are creating prosperity across Africa by working closely with multinational corporations; in banking and finance, oil and gas, mining and construction, retail and distribution, airlines and other important sectors.

With more than 50 transponders of satellite capacity over Africa Gateway manage more connectivity over the continent than any other operator. And with 24 dedicated teleports, access to multiple SAT-3 and SEACOM landing ports, 17 African offices and 350 local experts, we’ve got more on the ground support than any other operator.

Gateway is committed to developing long term communications solutions and investing for the long term in the communities where we operate. Gateway has been recognised by the rest of the industry for setting the standards for tomorrow’s communications in Africa

Gateway has recently been awarded

Best African Wholesale Offering, Capacity Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards, November 2009

Wireless Network Infrastructure Innovation, Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards Jun 2009

Best Satellite Service Provider 2009, SatCom Stars Awards April 2009


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