TELES, the Berlin based Next Generation Network and Access Gateway vendor has strengthened its ties with Johannesburg’s voice-based telecommunications solutions company Du Pont Telecoms.

This has led to Du Pont establishing a new division, TELES Africa, which will provide full customer support and supply the complete TELES product range of mobile and VoIP gateways and Class 4 and Class 5 next generation network solutions throughout Southern Africa. Thereafter, Du Pont will extend its focus to include the Eastern, Central and Western regions of the continent.
With over 25 years in the telecommunications industry and an outstanding track record of supplying service providers and enterprises with high quality solutions, TELES has more than 200 carrier network customers and has deployed millions of voice ports worldwide.
Du Pont CEO Graeme Victor says the decision to establish TELES Africa and expand to a premium partnership with TELES in December 2009 follows the company’s signing of a distribution agreement with the German multinational in 2008 for the TELES access gateway enterprise products and solutions.
“With the establishment of TELES Africa, the TELES VoIP Gateways and Class 5 IP Centrex solutions will now be made available directly to African carriers and network service providers as well,” he explains.
Richard Fahringer the COO of TELES AG has welcomed the company’s closer ties with Du Pont and the establishment of TELES Africa.
“Over the past year Du Pont has successfully repositioned TELES as a premium brand in the country, particularly in the enterprise space. With the rapid adoption of VoIP technology in the region, the time is now right for TELES penetration into the local and African market to be expanded. Du Pont is well placed to drive this,” he says.