Centravoice, a member of the Centratel group, has concluded a partnership agreement to distribute the complete range of Alcatel-Lucent's data products as well as some voice offerings. 

Centratel claims to be the largest telecommunications distributor in Africa.
The new alliance will allow Centravoice to grow a reseller channel which previously comprised only voice resellers and will be able to target a data reseller market as well.
"The reason for the partnership was logical and is part of our entire convergence strategy," says Michael Aitken, group MD of Centratel.
"We were looking for a product offering the incorporated data and Alcatel-Lucent required a partner with strong distribution abilities."
Eddie McAlone, GM: enterprise and verticals at Alcatel-Lucent South and East Africa, adds: "We believe Centravoice will bring a wealth of experience to our distribution model."