Canadian company Iristel, a global telecommunications service provider, has announced its expansion into Kenya, its first African market.
Iristel’s voice service offers an expansive, facilities-based local telephone number coverage and inbound voice origination service that enables over-the-top (OTT) and voice service providers the ability to offer innovative voice and messaging services to their business or consumer end users.
This wholesale service aggregates all calls to Iristel-managed telephone numbers and hands them off to single or multiple customer IP addresses. Iristel customers use this service to deploy next-generation primary line voice services to consumers, to augment their toll-free numbers with more cost-effective local numbers that also provide a local touch, or to create new mobile or OTT-based applications for consumers.
Iristel says its voice service is unique in that it offers service providers near-ubiquitous local service reach, network scale and routing flexibility. The company says it will begin with its wholesale services and expand its product offering in the coming months.
For this initial rollout of its global expansion, Iristel will provide the capability to purchase SIP trunks, which can be aggregated with the company’s onnet footprint, and Direct Inward Dialing numbers (DIDs).
This expansion provides Iristel a presence in Africa, says the company, as it looks to expand its wide range of communications solutions to new emerging markets.