NewTelco South Africa addresses the Internet access challenges in developing markets at the first Africa 2015 GCCM conference

16 November 2015

NewTelco South Africa, a global service solutions provider in the telecommunication industry and co-owned by Jasco Electronic Holdings (Pty) Ltd, will be addressing the Internet access challenges in developing markets at the first Africa 2015 Global Carrier Community Meeting (GCCM) conference.

Taking place at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the conference will be held from 16 to 17 November 2015. The Africa 2015 GCCM is an exclusive and ideal place to do business while enabling its global and regional members to get together annually.

“The first Africa 2015 GCCM provides members of the Global Telecom Club with the opportunity to meet  their peers from Voice, Data, SMS, Mobile, VAS, Cable, Satellite, ISP, IX, Data Centres and other related segments. During the GCCM, participants will have the chance to establish new business relationship as well as to further grow existing partnerships and pursue new business channels to explore potential opportunities. In addition, the conference offers us the opportunity to highlight how developing countries are behind the rest of the world with regards to the adoption of Internet services and the evolution into the digital economy. It also affords us the chance to demonstrate how service providers need to evolve to remain sustainable and competitive in this environment,” says Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at NewTelco.

As the keynote speaker at the conference, Zollner will be providing insights into the three essential elements that contribute towards reducing the price of broadband communication. During his presentation he will explain how data demand is expected to grow in the local market and what is driving this.

“Three out of five people in the world still do not have access to the Internet. From the perspective of standard economic models, this is puzzling. The supply of international connectivity has expanded dramatically since 2009, when several submarine fibre cables came online connecting even the poorest countries in Africa to the global Internet. Despite this, few of these countries are close to achieving the United Nations (UN) Broadband Commission’s goal of entry-level broadband services priced at less than 5% of average monthly income. We are looking forward to showcasing our solutions to the telecommunication industry at Africa 2015 GCCM,” Zollner concludes.

To find out more about the Africa 2015 GCCM – Cape Town event, please visit: www.carriercommunityevents.com.

About NewTelco South Africa

NewTelco South Africa (Pty) Ltd was formed in 2009 and is co-owned with a 67% shareholding held by the listed ICT solutions company Jasco Electronic Holdings (Pty) Ltd. It provides infrastructure and interconnect solutions to telecommunication network operators. Our primary focus are the markets of Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, Georgia, Ukraine and Africa. Our infrastructure products and services provide optimised solutions for Points of Presence, carrier to carrier interconnect and hosting solutions.

NewTelco SA’s products and services are entirely carrier neutral, thus providing the largest number of possible interconnect opportunities. The company has also invested into its own carrier class SDH and Ethernet deployment of switches and multiplexers across major international telecommunication hubs. Our company is able to offer a flexible port leasing model through this technology, thus providing network operators with a virtual presence in any of our global locations at no capital outlay and within days of ordering such services.

The company has formed four operating entities; our headquarters are based in Frankfurt, Germany and we have established subsidiaries in Georgia, Ukraine and South Africa.

About the Jasco Group

Jasco delivers end-to-end best-of-breed solutions across the entire ICT value chain. Our services include solution design, business consulting, project management and logistics to manage the supply, installation and commissioning of solutions; and professional services to provide integration and customisation of solutions; managed services, support and maintenance.

Jasco’s operating divisions, namely Intelligent Technologies, Enterprise, Carriers and Electrical Manufacturers deliver a range of solutions and services. Intelligent Technologies delivers broadcast, power, data centres and Property Technology Management (PTM) solutions as well as Energy Optimisation and Co-location services, a carrier-neutral co-location telecommunications hub where the network infrastructure serves multiple service providers. The Carrier business provides solutions and components for access and transmission networks as well as hi-sites. The Enterprise business delivers contact centre solutions, Unified Communications, Cloud Solutions and security and fire solutions. Electrical Manufacturers delivers contract manufacturing of white goods.

The Jasco Group has a national footprint with offices in Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State, Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Other than South Africa, the organisation trade in many sub-Saharan African countries, with a special focus on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.