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Gintel, DSG partner for B2B services

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Developer of advanced application software for telecoms operators and service providers Gintel has partnered with South African digital innovator and mobile virtual network enabler provider (MVNO) Digital Solutions Group (DSG).

According to Gintel, the partnership is aimed at accelerating time-to-market for communications service providers that wish to deliver new business-to-business services to enterprise and entrepreneurial customers.

DSG offers scalable hosting capabilities, as well as the operations support systems/business support systems assets needed to trial, launch and grow a B2B service portfolio, enabling communications service providers to reach new markets and target higher-value business users.

"Interest in serving the needs of business customers and offering them new communications services has surged in recent years, with providers recognising that even the smallest business can benefit from value-added capabilities. The dynamic nature of many African economies has led many to focus on the provision of solutions that enhance productivity and efficiency," Gintel says.

"DSG brings reach and a deep understanding of African markets to Gintel, while we can offer our proven portfolio of B2B services that have brought new innovation and enhance communications for business customers in other markets," comments Thomas Evensen, CEO of Gintel.

He adds the partnership will enable more communications service providers to introduce B2B services, boost productivity and contribute to economic growth across Africa.

DSG will add Gintel's Easy Business Communications Suite and other B2B services, such as conferencing, call recording, mobile VOIP and business twinning to its portfolio.

Yaron Assabi, founder and CEO of DSG, says there is considerable latent demand for richer enterprise communications in many countries in Africa. By partnering with Gintel, the companies can enable more providers to launch, based on their common platforms and shared infrastructure, helping more people to benefit from the value they bring.

"It allows us to move swiftly to accelerate service deployment and gives us a comprehensive portfolio to address new B2B requirements and to unlock the potential of this market."

The partnership is already in discussions with providers in Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Botswana and Ghana.

Services can be enabled across mobile networks and over VOIP, providing the extensive coverage and connectivity options required in different countries, and to cater for the emerging tier of MVNOs that seek to disrupt established markets.

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