FEBRUARY 6, 2009 -- OptiCon Systems Inc. has entered into an exclusive business agent agreement with Develco CC of South Africa, to represent the company in recruiting independent agents to sell the OptiCon Fiber Management Software to local, regional, and national telecom and communications companies throughout Africa, with the main focus initially beginning in South Africa, and to recruit companies in the telecommunication industry to establish strategic alliances with OptiCon Systems.
The growth of fiber network communications in South Africa is in its infancy. As the Soccer World Cup Tournament is scheduled to begin in July of 2010, and telecommunications companies are moving away from copper, companies are aggressively working on fiber infrastructure to improve the quality of their telecommunications systems in South Africa and the African continent as a whole.
Currently, a planned national long-distance fiber-optic network of 5,000-km connecting the major centers across South Africa is in progress. Additionally, there are at least five major companies laying fiber optic network systems in the country, and these companies are just beginning to start providing services to new customers, report OptiCon representatives. The potential market in Africa for fiber-optic related products and services are in the billions of dollars.
"This agreement with Develco will give OptiCon a strategic partner to establish a sales and marketing network selling the OptiCon Fiber Optic Management System, while the fiber is in the process of being deployed throughout South Africa," explains Sam Talari, chairman of OptiCon Systems Inc. "This gives OptiCon a clearly defined opportunity to work closely with the companies laying fiber in South Africa. We can deliver to them the most cutting-edge fiber-optic network management system in the market today," he adds.
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