Through this agreement, Telenor will be responsible for the full end-to-end wholesale roaming process for Telkom South Africa.

Meanwhile, Telkom South Africa will be able to utilize the Telenor wholesale roaming group platform and leverage on the group scale in terms of cost and revenue.

“We have a long-standing and important relationship with Telenor. Their extensive roaming coverage combined with the vast experience and competence is significant in providing our end users with the desired roaming experience,” says Althon Beukes, Chief Executive Officer of Telkom’s Wholesale division, Openserve.

“Partnering with one of the world’s major mobile groups such as Telenor helps us to scale our retail roaming services and improve operational efficiency, which is very important to cater for our corporate and leisure travelers in South Africa.”

Telenor has pledged to ensure this through the agreement.

“We are delighted to support Telkom with reduced wholesale roaming cost as well as operational cost. This is realized by making use of Telenor’s scale, simplified global processes, and highly experienced team,” says Andre Nicholas Hansen, Chief Partnership Officer of Telenor’s Global Wholesale unit.

“Speed in service launches, superior quality and improved cost will be even more important in the years to come, especially with increased pressure on the business and further consolidation that we see in the market. We are looking forward to succeed together with Telkom in this initiative.”

About Telenor’s Managed Roaming Service

Telenor offers MNOs a complete managed service, which includes Commercial Management, Financial Management, Coverage and Roll-Out Management, and Quality Assurance Management in wholesale roaming.

The Managed Roaming service enables the MNO to utilize and be part of Telenor Group scale to optimize wholesale roaming revenue and cost, as well as operational excellence.

About Telenor

Telenor Group connects its 182 million customers to what matters most. Connecting the world has been Telenor’s domain for more than 160 years and we currently operate across Scandinavia and Asia. We are committed to responsible business conduct and driven by the ambition of empowering societies.

Global Wholesale is the international communication provider of Telenor Group, connecting countries and offering global reach with managed quality to customers worldwide. We deliver high quality interconnect solutions within Voice, Roaming, Messaging and Connectivity services; providing you with the world at hand wherever you are.

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About Telkom South Africa 

Telkom is a leading information and communications technology (ICT) services provider in South Africa. Our offering includes fixed-line, mobile and data services, and information technology (IT) services.

Telkom’s purpose is to seamlessly connect people to a better life. We carry this out through all our brands, whether at the consumer, business or wholesale level.

We serve a large range of business and residential customers, and have all the key components of true convergence, enabling us to offer integrated voice, data, fixed, mobile, IT and data centre solutions.

Our offering includes fixed-line, mobile and data services, and information technology (IT) services over an extensive footprint.

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