Skycall, a VoIP and data specialist, has announced that it has now opened branches in Polokwane and Kwa-Zulu Natal – with Cape Town and Pretoria to follow – and is embarking on a substantial recruitment drive not only for resellers for the various regions, but for internal staff to man their new offices. This includes reseller augmentation for its Pretoria-based head office.
This is at a time when companies are mostly either retrenching or placing a freeze on hiring new staff members. The channel market is also said to be in disarray and battling in a tight recessionary market.
“We are on a serous expansion trail,” said Skycall operations director, Pieter Botha. “We see the Internet and VoIP, in particular, as a high growth industry and we are placing ourselves in a position to become one of the major players within the next three to five years in the VoIP and data market.”
He said the company’s turnover is doubling every month. “We are now in a position to grow our brand and our market penetration – but we will be doing this organically,” he said.
The company has also adjusted its call rates downwards to ensure it stays competitive and says it offers the best “revenue module to resellers” in the VoIP marketplace currently.
‘We are now in a position to fast-track our branch roll-out to provide better regional support to our growing customer base. Also, having received our ICASA national network license we felt the time is now ready to start pushing our expansion.”
The company expects to roll out 15 branches by the end of 2010.