Wednesday, April 15, 2009

South Africa's Telkom and AT&T Announce Strategic Agreement

South Africa-based Telkom and AT&T announced a strategic partnership to provide global seamless communication and technology solutions and services to multinational customers (MNCs), either based in or seeking to extend their operations in sub-Saharan Africa. Under the terms of the MOU, the two companies will begin work towards definitive agreements that would:

  • Directly connect the Telkom regional network and the AT&T global network.

  • Deliver a wider geographic footprint of telecommunications services, both in Sub-Saharan Africa and other global points.

  • Enhance mobile service capabilities for corporate customers in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Extend global VPN (Virtual Private Network) services for customers either headquartered in or seeking to expand sites in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Explore other potential opportunities in areas such as Telepresence, hosting and professional services.

  • Expand the existing global wholesale voice services relationship between Telkom Group and AT&T.


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