Gateway Communications, a provider of international voice and data services throughout Africa and the Middle East, today announced the expansion of their pan-African VPN service to Mozambique through an agreement with Virtual Connection (Virconn), Mozambique’s largest Internet Service Provider. The agreement will allow Gateway to expand the coverage of their VPN service to provide managed connectivity within Mozambique to their established multinational customer base. It will also provide Virconn with access to Gateway’s extensive African network to offer their customers international data services.

Helder Santos, managing director of Virconn said: "By partnering with such an experienced company as Gateway, which counts a wide range of major telcos and operators in Africa and Internationally as its customers, we knew that the service levels would meet the needs of our customers and enhance our value proposition to them as well."

Gateway has already received orders for the VPN service into Mozambique from a number of the operator’s 400 corporate clients. Peter Gbedemah, Gateway’s managing director said: "By partnering with leading communications companies like Virconn, we are able to provide a seamless services to corporate customers requiring connectivity across Africa. Through agreements such as this we are able to centralize support, reporting and billing and therefore remove the complexity currently experienced by multinationals operating in Africa."