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Far South Networks joins with snom to expand first-class channel service in South Africa

Cape Town, 08 May 2014
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Leading developer of IP desktop phones and IP communications solutions, snom technology AG, today announced its partnership with leading designer and manufacturer of IP telephony platforms Far South Networks. The partnership between two prominent technology companies merges premium PBX and IP phone technologies in order to offer a complete phone system solution for businesses.

Far South Networks products integrate communications hardware with open standards based telephony software applications. The company, based in Cape Town, South Africa, provides the business user with cost effective, full-featured and easy to use platforms for the converged voice and data market.

The company's products offer a scalable and secure solution for small and medium sized enterprises. snom also places great importance on secure and durable products and thus on quality that customers and partners can rely on. "snom has been recognised as an outstanding IP phone manufacturer for years and we are happy to introduce our new partnership today," said Grant Broomhall, managing director of Far South Networks. "We are very confident that their reliable technology combined with Far South Networks expertise will provide a complete solution for all our customers and partners."

"We are pleased to be working with Far South Networks which is one of the leaders in the PBX and SIP Gateway market in South Africa," said Rudi Stahl, VP sales snom. "Far South Networks has first-class experience in the telecommunications industry. Now they can enrich their portfolio with snom IP phones."


Founded in 1996, snom develops and manufactures VOIP telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognised for its high-quality, customisable and cost-effective business phones, snom is also differentiated by the company's history in the VOIP industry and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom's products are designed to be fully interoperable with leading communications equipment vendors. snom customers and partners benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that snom telephones offer, including plug-and-play integration and universal compatibility with standards-based SIP VOIP platforms, applications or services. In September 2011, the snom 300 and snom 821 became the first and only SIP phones to achieve "Qualified for Microsoft Lync" status - Microsoft's top distinction for fully tested interoperability and compatibility with Microsoft Lync. snom's leadership continues today, based on its six-phone UC edition portfolio - the industry's largest and most extensive family of standards-based business phones qualified for Microsoft Lync enterprise environments.

snom is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with offices in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and the U.S. that support a global network of channel partners in Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit

Far South Networks

Far South Networks was founded in 2006 by electronics engineers with over 50 years' experience including substantial Tier 1 OEM exposure. As a leader in the IP PBX and SIP Gateway market, Far South Networks provides the SMME with a platform supporting a flexible and powerful "3-in-One" feature package for managing voice and data service delivery with unparalleled quality and security. The Com.X product line supports feature set migration from SIP Gateway to in-the-box, on-site PBX or an IP Centrex-based service.

Far South Networks has been awarded two technology grants from the Industrial Development Corporations' Support Program for Industrial Innovation (SPII) for the development of the Comma iTA and the Com.X5 products. For more information, visit

Editorial contacts
Far South Networks Tanya Broomhall (+27) 021 700 8268
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