TeleMasters, a provider of advanced telephony solutions including a virtual PBX, has recently revealed a partnership with the South African Retail Motor Industry body, RMI that will lead to the launch of a telecommunications company exclusively for the motor industry.
Named Telemoto, the company will be a joint venture between RMI and TeleMasters in which 51 percent of it will be owned by RMI and 49 percent by TeleMasters. The fully-fledged and licensed company will serve solely RMI members.
The partnership is significant considering the reach and industry contribution of RMI which represents around 7, 500 motor industry members, including car rental firms, vehicle dealerships, spares and repair companies, and service stations.
“TeleMasters has been working on the idea for some time now, and RMI was the first to take up the opportunity,” said Riaan Pietersen, head of enterprise division at TeleMasters, in a statement.
Additionally, RMI members will be able to significantly cut costs associated with voice and data. They can also access advanced communications technologies such as a virtual PBX (News - Alert). The company will offer discounted rates and free on-net VoIP calls to subscribers, which will deliver tremendous capital and monthly savings as well as more cost-effective maintenance and upgrades.
“With around 7 500 members within the RMI, we envisage a very large chunk of these companies to join Telemoto due to its exceptional rates, the current experience of TeleMasters within the field, as well as specialized products to enhance productivity within the organizations,” Pietersen added.
With this service, members can expect to see savings of 25 to 35 percent on their communications costs. They will be able to talk to other members on the network for free, and will also enjoy improved data services. In the long term, call costs will drop and the service will prove beneficial to members not only in terms of call costs, but also due improved quality on voice and speed of data services.
“With the virtual PBX, our aim is to cut ongoing TDM and legacy-based PBX capital costs and maintenance costs,” Pietersen concluded. “Due to the wide range of functionality to be offered, this will definitely add value to members.”