One Horizon Group Partners with Hyette, Expands to South America
One Horizon Group, a service provider of voice-over-IP (VoIP) service and developer of mobile calling apps, has had a big year. This past October, TMC announced that the communications provider had made a strategic partnership to expand to Africa. Now it has reached south once again to offer products in South America through a similar partnership with Hyette Intercontinental Telecom, a telecommunications company that operates in nine countries in Latin America.
Brian Collins, the CEO of One Horizon, spoke about how his company’s white-label VoIP system will work inside the existing Hyette network.
“Our white label application can be customized for each of Hyette’s significant B2B customer bases in the region,” Collins said. “By working with such a well-known and respected data and voice provider in the region we gain immediate access to areas of the Latin American marketplace that traditionally would have taken years to establish.”
His final point about immediate access underscores the importance of this partnership. One Horizon will not need to build itself from the ground up. Instead, it can rely on the established base that Hyette has already created through its service in the region. This will give Collins and company access to existing enterprise subscribers to the tune of 100,000 strong. The claim that it could have taken One Horizon years to establish a presence in South America is not understated.
This mirrors the deal that One Horizon made with Econet Wireless in Zimbabwe, which offered access to an even larger base of 9.2 million subscribers in Africa. Partnerships such as these can help telecoms reach areas of the globe that previously seemed out of reach or, at least, several years away. Brazil and Colombia, alongside many other countries, are now in the hands of One Horizon, with access to all its VoIP capabilities and its dedication to removing latency and jitter in users’ communications.
Hyette, too, should find this partnership fruitful because of its immediate gain of a communications system that will work inside its current network capabilities. Through little effort of its own regarding development of the new product, Hyette gains yet another capability of its telecommunications portfolio in VoIP, a growing market that could witness a compound annual growth rate of 9.5 percent in the coming eight years.
Edited by Maurice Nagle