News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 73 on 25 May 2001

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CHAD’S STATE TELCO CO-LOCATES AND USES VOIP

25 May 2001

Chad’s state telco has signed an agreement with an international VOIP call operator for its international calls and allowed that company to co-locate its equipment alongside theirs. So what? Well Chad may be a small country in African terms but the deal shows the newly emerging pattern of internet-based international telecomms deals that will have a significant impact on internet access charges. Société des Télécommunications Internationales du Tchad (SotelTchad), the national telephone operator in the African Republic of Chad, is using ITXC Corp’s (NASDAQ: ITXC) global network to originate and terminate international long distance telephone traffic in Chad. By co-locating…