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Gateway Communications awarded
"Best pan-Africa Wholesale Offering" in 2008
Capacity Magazine’s Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards announced at Capacity Europe in Amsterdam, November 17th

London, November 18th – Following an outstanding business performance in 2008, Gateway Communications, the leading supplier of secure, reliable telecommunications services across Africa, yesterday claimed the prestigious award for "Best pan-African Wholesale Offering". The awards were announced on the first evening of Capacity Europe 2008 at a reception attended by over 300 senior industry executives.

Gateway Communications has been at the forefront of developments in the world’s fastest growing telecommunications market. Today they serve 1,200 of Africa’s leading multinationals and corporations. Gateway has also invested over $250 million in African communications since 2005 and continues to invest in growth and expansion across the continent.

Capacity Magazine’s Global Wholesale Telecommunications Awards recognise the achievements of leading players in the wholesale telecoms industry. Gateway Communications wholesale offering was assessed on quality and performance of its network, reach of the network, speed to market, pricing strategy, and the company’s overall investment in its network.

Gateway Communications owns and operates the largest and most advanced pan-African communications network, with customers in 40 African countries. Independent research has estimated that over 30% of international calls coming into and out of Africa are carried over the Gateway network which handles more voice traffic from Africa to Europe and the United States than any other service provider.

"We are delighted to receive the accolade of 2008’s Best pan-African Wholesale Offering from Capacity magazine," said Peter Gbedemah, CEO of Gateway Communications. "More than any other service provider, Gateway Communications understands the African market, operating in 40 countries on the continent. We have the scale, resources and technical expertise to meet the ever-changing and growing requirements of the African telecoms industry. We look forward to further expanding our delivery of secure, reliable, high quality connectivity solutions to many more network operators on the African continent and into the rest of the world".

ENQUIRIES

Gateway Communications Tom Tudor, Tom.Tudor@gatewaycomms.com Tel: + 44 20 7173 1700

africapractice Ali Merifield, amerifield@africapractice.com Tel: + 44 20 7462 7451

Kim Polley, kpolley@africapractice.com Tel: + 27 11 782 6468


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