Partnership with The IP Company expands distribution channel throughout Middle East and opens new channel in Western Europe
TORONTO, CANADA and THE NETHERLANDS - (March 5, 2008) - Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSXV: STC), the premium provider of PC-based telephony hardware and software products for proprietary and open source networking and telephony solutions, announced today that they have partnered with The IP Company MSMLE (Mobile, Small and Medium Enterprises, Large Enterprises ), a provider of open source solutions, to expand distribution of Sangoma's premium telephony and data cards throughout Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and the Middle-East. Through this partnership, The IP Company will provide a valuable sales, training and support hub for Sangoma customers. Enterprises throughout the region will be able to purchase Sangoma products to build high-speed, standards compliant, plug-and-play and project based solutions.
"Sangoma's PCI cards are regarded as the most reliable in the industry, and together we will be able to provide cost effective solutions for the region, an area where open source technology is becoming more and more adapted and in high demand," said Ronald Koppelman CEO of The IP Company. "Our project based application development and quality support, combined with Sangoma's premium hardware is a definite win-win situation. Additionally we have The IP University, an initiative for Sangoma engineer training in combination with several open source VoIP initiatives."
The IP Company has played a key role in bringing diverse and unique VoIP communication solutions to the market. As an 'Empowered by Sangoma' distribution partner, The IP Company is authorized to sell Sangoma hardware, and will be closely informed on new developments that can benefit their customers. Sangoma customers purchasing through The IP Company sales channel will still receive Sangoma's industry-leading warranty, money back guarantee, and renowned free technical support.
"Western Europe is a fast growing market for VoIP implementations and we expect to be part of that significant expansion," said Kathleen Reed, Sangoma's Marketing Director. "Together our objective is to build a strong customer base that will help us better serve this region."
Both companies will be exhibiting at the upcoming CeBIT show in Hannover, Germany, March 4th-9th, 2008). Please visit Sangoma at booth C33-1, Hall 13 and The IP Company at booth A66, Hall 9.
About Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sangoma Technologies Corporation is the premium provider of PC-based hardware and software for proprietary and open source based data and telephony transport solutions. The company develops and manufactures voice and data communication products including the most scalable and reliable Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) PCI cards in the industry. Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: STC - News). Additional information on Sangoma can be found at: www.sangoma.com.
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