Zamir Telecom has announced the expansion of its wholesale VoIP network into Africa in response to increasing demand from its customers. Zamir has signed its first partner, Exchange Telecom, one of Nigeria's six interconnect exchange carriers, and opened its first permanent office in Africa in Nairobi. For nine years, Zamir has been providing wholesale VoIP services to Asia for a variety of UK and international service providers, including BTCL, MTN, Tata and Deutsche Telekom. Zamir also provides white-label VoIP managed services that enable smaller telecom providers to minimise their start-up costs. This includes enabling resellers and channel partners to offer multiple voice services using Zamir's infrastructure. Zamir's expansion into Africa follows increasing demand from its wholesale customers for a robust service into the continent. Exchange Telecom is licensed to carry voice and data traffic onto Nigeria's four largest mobile operators. VoIP calls from London to Lagos generated by Zamir's customers will interconnect onto Nigeria's broadband network via Exchange. As VoIP termination is not yet available in Nigeria, a TDM conversion will be made by Exchange.
Zamir is now actively seeking other partnerships with PTT, Tier 1, Tier 2 and mobile operators that can offer wholesale A-Z and direct termination in Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.