ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - First Telecom and Sangoma(R) Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), today announced that First Telecom is an authorized distributor of Sangoma's voice cards and VoIP gateways, providing a local contact for resellers in the Balkans.
First Telecom's initial focus will be to recruit new resellers of PBX solutions, specifically those working with products based on open source telephony projects. Sangoma is a veteran innovator and supplier of PCI telephony cards compatible with major open source projects.
"The adoption of open source telephony is increasing rapidly in the Balkans. After careful evaluation, along with our own long term deployment experience, we identified Sangoma as the true innovator and quality supplier for that market. In one particular large-scale deployment, First Telecom enabled 30 interconnected IP-PBXs in Bosnian police stations using Sangoma's hardware. The distribution partnership is another step towards an already successful cooperation." said Theodore Kotsireas, First Telecom Sales Manager.
Eythimios Delimichail, Product Manager for First Telecom added: "Unlike some of its main competitors, Sangoma offers support for a wide range of open source telecom applications and telephony protocols, and does not compete with its reseller channel."
The distribution partnership will facilitate expanded distribution of Sangoma's products in Europe. Through this alliance, First Telecom will provide a valuable sales channel and first line of support for Sangoma's Balkan customers.
"We are thrilled to enable wider adoption of our telephony products in the Balkans," said Doug Vilim, VP of Sales at Sangoma. "First Telecom is set for great success in providing distribution, support and training for Sangoma products in their local market."
About First Telecom
First Telecom, active in the Telecoms and IT world since 1996, has expanded its expertise from retail products to the carriers' world. The company's product & service portfolio, as well as their carefully selected strategic partnerships and innovative, robust & flexible solutions, have ensured a leading position in the Balkans. Carriers, retailers, resellers and end users rely on First Telecom for their telecom & IT needs.
Additional information on First Telecom can be found at www.first.gr.
About Sangoma Technologies Corporation
Sangoma is the premium provider of voice and data connectivity components for software-based communication applications. Sangoma's data cards, voice cards, gateways and connectivity software are used in leading PBX, IVR, Contact Center and data communication applications worldwide. The product line represents a comprehensive toolset for deploying cost-effective, powerful, and flexible software communication applications.
Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX VENTURE:STC). Additional information on Sangoma can be found at: www.sangoma.com.