Gateway Communications has signed two significant deals this week: one with T-Systems and the other with C & W.

T-Systems gains access to Gateway Communications' pan-African network of more than 900 network operators in 140 countries, and Gateway can offer its customers global reach through T-Systems' international network. The deal also presents an opportunity for T-systems to strengthen its presence in new markets and offer outstanding communications services for customers. This is particularly significant in areas where T-Systems does not maintain direct bi-lateral relationships.

Gateway Communications has also teamed up with leading international telecoms company Cable & Wireless to provide its customers with cost-effective international calling services into Africa by using Gateway's extensive pan-regional network.

Through Gateway's established agreements with PTTs, cellular operators and competitive carriers across the African continent, Cable & Wireless is able to provide its customers with reliable services in locations that have traditionally been difficult to reach. The deal will also enable Gateway to route international calls originating from carrier networks in Africa for termination over Cable & Wireless' extensive global network, covering over 80 countries worldwide.

The combined skills and resources of Gateway and Cable & Wireless will provide cost-effective and efficient communications services for carriers, businesses and consumers requiring services in Africa, generating significant volumes of traffic for Africa and delivering the services of both companies to a global customer base.