Jasco, a value-added reseller of products for ECI Telecom and provider of end-to-end solutions across the ICT value chain, has been awarded ECI Gold Partner Status.
ECI is a global provider of ELASTIC Network solutions to service providers, utility companies as well as data centre operators. Along with its longstanding, industry-proven packet-optical transport, ECI offers a variety of SDN/NFV applications, end-to-end network management and comprehensive cyber-security solutions.
“Once a year, ECI hosts a partner event to educate, network and acknowledge service from its global partners. There are certain criteria that partners need to meet, in order to be awarded Authorized, Gold or Elite partner status,” explains Martin Ferreira, Executive at Jasco Carrier Solutions, “Of the 45 worldwide partners in attendance this year, Jasco was the only one to be rewarded Gold partner status in southern Africa.
“What does achieving Gold partner status mean for our clients? It means that we can provide our clients with better terms and service. In addition to sales targets, we also have to meet technical accreditation goals. Our employees have to be certified by ECI, which enables us to provide better professional services and expertise that our customers can rely on.”
“ECI recognises the substantial potential which continues to develop in Africa. ECI also realises the impact of strong, global partner network. This is why our partnership with companies like Jasco is so important to us.  We intend to continue our partnership with Jasco, helping to develop more opportunities and to generate more wins,” says Avi Rosenfeld, vice-president: global sales channels for ECI. “With hard work, and their positive ‘gung-ho’ attitude we hope to be awarding Jasco with Elite status next year.”
Being awarded Gold partner status is recognition of the consistent contribution Jasco Carrier Solutions has made to ECI’s business, serves to acknowledge our commitment to the ECI offering, and affirms our ability to implement and support ECI solutions,” explains Ferreira. “This accolade ensures that we have been thoroughly trained on ECI equipment, software and network management, and requires high levels of performance, which must be recognised not only by ECI, but by our customers too.”
This means clients can rely on the Jasco team for specialised support of ECI’s platforms and services instead of having to take their queries overseas, assured of the fact there are highly-qualified people who can respond locally and quickly to situations.