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03 October 2013
UK-based Zamir Telecom is to expand its wholesale VoIP network into Africa, following increased demand from its customers in the region.
The company has signed its first
agreement for the expansion with Nigerian interconnect exchange
carrier Exchange Telecom, and has opened an office in Nairobi,
The partnership with Exchange is designed to allow Zamir
customers to generate VoIP calls between London, UK and Lagos,
This is facilitated through Exchange Telecom’s
licence to carry voice and data traffic to the four largest
operators in Nigeria.
As VoIP termination is not yet available in Nigeria, Exchange
will reportedly create a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)
"Our existing customers and prospects are all experiencing
increasing VoIP traffic to Africa and have been asking us to
expand our service," said M Naufal Zamir, MD and founder of
"The 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. Most importantly, we are constantly finding
innovative ways to provide services which carriers, service
providers and the end-consumer need."
Zamir Telecom has said it is now actively seeking other
partnerships in the region. The news follows reports in
September this year that the company was to begin using its
VoIP optimisation equipment to improve the service on its London to Dhaka