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Chicago telecoms show opens new avenues for Paratus Telecom team

Chicago telecoms show opens new avenues for Paratus Telecom team

The two head honchos of Paratus Telecom, Barney Harmse and Colwyn van Rensburg (seated centre left and right) took a team to Chicago earlier this month for the International Telecoms Week (ITW), a leading North American platform for the promotion of telecommunications companies worldwide.

With nearly 7000 visitors from 140 countries across the globe, ITW was described by the Paratus team upon their return as a huge success. “The attention the Paratus exhibition and team received, was overwhelming” they said.

“Paratus Telecom attracted a massive global interest at this year’s event where the world’s telecoms leaders once again gathered” they said adding that after ITW, Paratus is considered one of the most recognised carriers in Africa.

The Paratus team said they were overwhelmed by the interest shown for their services by other network carriers. “It was also evident that the Paratus brand and good reputation was already recognised throughout Europe and North America.”

Paratus Telecom is a Windhoek-based privately-owned telecommunications operator with a commercial presence in several sub-Sahara African countries.

Harmse, the company’s Chief Executive reiterated that this year’s event was a phenomenal success. “This was our 5th showing and the first time we decided to exhibit. It proved to be a huge success, ITW is an affordable and beneficial platform for the entire community to meet and conduct business.”

The map of Africa on display at the Paratus Telecom stand attracted the attention of many delegates who confirmed their awareness of the Paratus Telecom’s brand.

Harmse said there is an enormous interest in doing business in Africa. “It is quite obvious that global leaders consider Africa as one of the fastest emerging markets with a plethora of business opportunities. ITW is certainly the ideal platform to network with global players, it offers so many networking opportunities.”

Harmse is upbeat about Paratus Telecom’s expansion opportunities throughout Africa. “We had several successful meetings and we also signed a number of agreements with telecomms operators in other countries.”

“It was astounding how many equity partners were looking for business opportunities and also the interest shown from financial institutions,” he concluded.

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