Paratus Telecom attracts global attention

With nearly 7000 visitors from 140 countries across the globe, International Telecoms Week (ITW) once again proved to be a huge success in Chicago.

Paratus Telecom, the largest privately owned Pan African telecoms operator, attracted a massive global interest at this year's event where the world's telecoms leaders once again gathered.

Considered as one of the most recognised carriers in Africa, Paratus Telecom was overwhelmed by the interest shown for its services by other network carriers. It was also evident that the Paratus brand and good reputation was already recognised throughout Europe and North America.

The company’s CEO Barney Harmse says this year's event was a phenomenal success. "This was our 5th showing and the first time we decided to exhibit. It proved to be a huge success, ITW is an affordable and beneficial platform for the entire community to meet and conduct business."

The Africa map at the Paratus Telecom stand attracted a lot of attention and the company was overwhelmed by Paratus Telecom’s brand recognition expressed by delegates.

He says there was an enormous interest in doing business in Africa. "It is quite obvious that global leaders consider Africa as one of the fastest emerging markets with a plethora of business opportunities. ITW is certainly the ideal platform to network with global players, it offers so many networking opportunities."

Harmse is upbeat about Paratus Telecom’s expansion opportunities throughout Africa. "We had several successful meetings and we also signed a number of agreements with other countries.”

“It was astounding how many equity partners were looking for business opportunities and also the interest shown from financial institutions," he concludes.

On 20 March 2012, Paratus Telecom was issued with a Class Comprehensive Telecommunications Service License (ECS & ECNS), following further expansion of its 4G network, national and international network to provide telecommunications services to the Namibian public at large as well as the private and corporate sector.


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