Pan-African voice operations

Gateway Communications assists Longphone in their ambitious plans for the African market

January 14, 2010

Gateway Communications assists Longphone in their ambitious plans for the African market

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. “