September 4th, 2010

O-Tel Telecom Saves the Day by Providing the LCR Dealer with a Working, Profitable and Ready-to-Deploy Solution to Replace the Premi-Cell JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng-(August 17, 2020) - O-Tel Telecom today announced the launch of a new set of LCR packages, a strategically designed service targeted to the LCR dealers whom have been facing many unpleasant situations of [...]

Tuesday, August 17, 2020

Bidorbuy acquires stake in PayFast

Bidorbuy acquires stake in PayFast Staff Writer MyBroadband | 16 August, 2010, a Delaware Company and the parent of, has acquired a 33% stake in South African online payment solution, PayFast. Jaco Jonker, CEO of, says that the acquisition is a natural progression for bidorbuy: “Online payments are critical in ecommerce and [...]

Many clients are contacting me with suggestions on how to face the biggest challenge in the VoIP business environment. Catching the customer prospect at an opportune time for them to exit their contract is important in establishing a long term business relationship. Many LCR providers and incumbents have their customer in some sort of contract [...]

New carrier grade switches helps O-TEL cope with Surging VoIP traffic volumes after launching Private Label Services to the ISP, WISP, ITSP, IT Companies and investors with dozens of applications daily. JOHANNESBURG, July 26, 2020 - O-Tel Telecom today announced that their Gauteng VoIP Exchange, one of their fastest growing VoIP Exchange Points (VXPs) in [...]

Want to phone someone on Vodacom? Rather than dialling “082?, you may soon have to dial “882? instead. Draft regulations governing the phone numbering scheme SA uses could mean that every phone number in the country will have to change. The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has released draft numbering plan regulations that could [...]

The stage is set for a battle of epic proportions at public hearings in Johannesburg next week. That’s when operators will make their arguments for and against proposed cuts in wholesale call termination rates. MTN, for one, has warned of dire consequences for its business and for the entire mobile ecosystem if industry regulator, the [...]

Telkom has left its broadband line rental and post-paid call rates unchanged while hiking basic line rental costs by about 5%. In its annual tariff filing with the Independent Communications Authority of SA, the fixed-line operator says it could have hiked its basket of rates by as much as 19,3%, but has declined to do [...]

Enables Partners to Exploit Rapidly Growing Opportunity in SA’s Telecom Market 16 June, 2010, Johannesburg.—O-Tel Telecom, a leading provider of Digital Telephony and e-Business infrastructure, today announced its Authorized Reseller Programme (ARP) for their LiTE Voice Service. The Authorized Reseller Programme is a great addition to O-Tel’s trio of partnership offerings. Current affiliate Programmes include [...]

Neotel shows a loss of around R1.5-billion according to results from shareholder Tata Communications, but analysts say it is not surprising Tata Communications, which has a 49.1% shareholding in Neotel, recently announced its year-end quarter financial results for the fiscal year 2009-10. The company reported a net loss of Rs 598 crore (R983-million) for the [...]

Johannesburg, South Africa—10 June, 2010- O-Tel Telecoms, a leading Licensed National Telecom Service Provider, announced today its expansion to 4 cities across South Africa. The newest of O-Tel’s 17 offices are located in Bloemfontein, George servicing Southern Cape, Cape Town, and Mafeking servicing North West. The establishing of office presence and wireless networks in these [...]

MikroTik Seminar

Current Event: TRAINING SEMINAR In conjunction with Mr David Savage of Presents RouterOS Elementary ISP Grade Wireless Networking Setup Day 1 - Introduction DayBasic Setup - Getting the Latest Version of RouterOS, Netinstall, Winbox - RouterOS Installation - Licenses - Upgrading - Accessing the Router with Telnet, Winbox, MAC-Winbox -...
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Voice Lines

Advantages of the premium server: • O-Tel’s most powerful server with dual failover feature, • 3x more storage space, • 8x more processing power, • 4x more memory, • Full Premium Agent access software, • Ready for automated billing (for your client) to cater for your growth • Full Access...
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O-Tel PTT Managed push-to-talk for groups and businesses “Push To Talk” aka PTT. PTT PoC or Push to Talk over Cellular is a service option for a cellular phone network (O-Tel’s partnership with Vodafone comes into play here) which permits users to use their phone as a walkie-talkie. An agent suggested O-Tel markets it as ‘Voice...
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Virtual Leased Line

Virtual Leased Line is a proprietary technology used by O-Tel to connect SME to O-Tel Switches via ADSL Broadband. VLL creates a virtual tunnel, giving the point to point connection an SDSL (Diginet) type of transmission over an unstable ADSL line. Due to this facility, a VLL connection increases the...
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Hosted PBX

Keeping in line with European and American Industry Trends, O-Tel have launched a HOSTED PBX solution. New companies or growing companies not needing Analog telephone facility can use this facility at a fraction of the cost. The conventional PBX system is no longer necessary. A mere gateway (R1399 for an...
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Agent Newsletter-Dec 2009-Part 5

Fault Reporting Agents should do internal fault reporting prior logging in a fault. Much time can be saved if the correct fault report is logged. Below are a few things to do before calling in the fault. You may also test line speeds at these two websites: Bad...
17. December 2009Read More

Agent Newsletter-Dec 2009-Part 4

Last Mile Connectivity Most fault reports coming in are of: Bad call quality, and calls cutting. O-Tel servers are monitored 24/7/365. We have preventative measures on it too. Should something happen at server level, we always have other servers to forward calls to, or preventative maintenance measures to avoid downtime....
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Agent Newsletter-Dec 2009-Part 3

O-Tel Services O-Tel has various service offerings, and more to come. Currently these are the services we have on offer: VOICE Service- Our most popular service. O-Tel provides Interconnection between carriers. Using the current infrastructure of telecom specialists, O-Tel is fast growing by signing on SME’s and Corporates onto their...
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Agent Newsletter-Dec 2009-Part 2

CORE Server With the expected growth in 2010, and after my visit to other carriers in Europe whom are using the same servers as O-Tel, I have learnt much on how to optimize the capacity. One carrier is currently running over 20 servers, each maxed at 10 000 extensions. O-Tel server...
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Agent Newsletter-Dec 2009-Part 1

2009 in Short We’re at the end of 2009, what a year! So much has happened and we keep moving forth. Highlights of 2009 include the official launch of O-Tel’s SIP01 server, the release of the O-Box, upgraded version of the IP-PBX, launch of the Super Server SIP05, Promotion of...
17. December 2009Read More
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