Ecoweb Chooses SysMaster to Deploy Enhanced VoIP Services to Corporate and Residential Markets in Zimbabwe

Ecoweb, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless, the largest GSM Operator of Zimbabwe has chosen SysMaster's Norfa Broadband IP Telephony system to deploy VoIP services across Zimbabwe. The new relationship with California-based SysMaster was just announced.

"SysMaster's expertise in deploying VoIP networks and next generation voice/video solutions will provide a proven high-end platform which enables us to accelerate the delivery of revenue generating services and optimize our network infrastructure," said Robert Rusike, VOIP Project coordinator of EcoWeb.

SysMaster is regarded as a leading enabler of converged voice-video-data networks and next-generation services, while Ecoweb is the largest GSM Operator and Internet Service Provider in Zimbabwean telecommunications market. SysMaster's expansion has been fueled by the versatility and scalability of its integrated VoIP solutions for carriers, service providers, and enterprises. The company also offers line of wireless and IPTV/ Video-on-Demand products.

SysMaster's Norfa system consists of VoiceMaster VoIP Billing Platform, Uniswitch Softswitch, SM7000 Gateway and NSwitch Class 5 Application Server. Ecoweb will use the SysMaster system in its IP network as part of a project to create innovative VoIP services for residential and corporate markets and become the dominant VoIP carrier in Zimbabwe. "We are delighted to have been chosen by such a forward-looking company," said Erkan Akca, Director of Business Development & Sales, EMEA. "Ecoweb will be able to take full advantage of market liberalization and develop a very competitive offer by rapidly deploying IP-based services." Ecoweb chose SysMaster's platform from a short list of leading IP technology suppliers because it met the company's specific requirements for redundancy, scalability and easy integration with existing infrastructure and voice features. Another major factor was SysMaster's end-to-end VoIP products, including its billing system, Softswitch, Class 5 Application Server, and VoIP Gateways with SS7 integration. Because all components are manufactured by SysMaster itself, their integration was seamless. "Collaborating with SysMaster ensures we are using best-of-breed technology with a very good price-to-feature ratio," said Rusika. "We will be able to create cost-effective and feature-rich new generation IP-based communications services which will significantly increase our average revenue per user (ARPU)."

"Adding SysMaster-enabled voice and video services to their retail and wholesale customer portfolio will create a far richer services offering for Ecoweb," said SysMaster's Akca. "We are pleased to help them extend current subscriptions and attract new customers for VoIP and IPTV."

About Econet Wireless

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe is Zimbabwe’s largest provider of telecommunications services, providing solutions in mobile and fixed wireless telephony, internet access, mobile money transfer and payment solutions. Econet launched its network on the 10th of July 1998 and listed on 17th September 1998. It is one of the largest companies on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet expects to have invested a total of US$1billion by 2012. Econet has an over 70% share of the Zimbabwe mobile market, and continues to grow its subscriber base. The company continuously upgrades its network to carry more subscribers and enhance service quality, and to further widen its geographical coverage, which is already the most extensive in Zimbabwe. Pioneering remains a key value at Econet. In 2009, the network became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services under 3G technology, and in 2010, Econet launched the country’s first mobile broadband network.

About SysMaster Corporation
SysMaster is a leading vendor of VoIP, IPTV, and Wireless products and solutions, serving telecoms and service providers. SysMaster’s innovative and popular offerings include the VoiceMaster® VoIP Billing server, the SM7000 VoIP Gateway, the Tornado M10 IPTV Set Top Box, the CellNode M100 WiFi Access Node, and many others. To learn more about SysMaster's products and solutions, call us at 1-877-900-3993 in the U.S. or 1-510-420-8837 outside the U.S., or visit


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