March 02, 2008 23:00 ET

Sangoma Expands Distribution Channel Throughout Pakistan and the Middle East

Company partners with Convergence to provide critical communication solutions based on open source systems

MARKHAM, ONTARIO and GARDEN TOWN, PAKISTAN--(Marketwire - March 2, 2008) - Sangoma Technologies Corporation (TSX VENTURE:STC), the premium provider of PC-based telephony hardware and software products for proprietary and open source based networking and telephony solutions, announced today that they have partnered with Convergence, a provider of open source networking solutions for core telephony and switching applications, to expand distribution of Sangoma's premium telephony and data cards throughout Pakistan and the Middle East. Convergence offers customers custom development of open source telephony and networking solutions, as well as professional consultation, product placement, training, proposal development and response to emerging demands in communication technologies.

"Convergence is proud to have been selected to help strengthen Sangoma's market position in Pakistan and the Middle East," said Wasim Baig, Principal Consultant for Convergence. "Since 2002, customers have been wowed by the quality, engineering level support, innovation, reliability and performance that both companies have repeatedly demonstrated in building and supporting open source telephony systems across the region."

As an 'Empowered by Sangoma' channel partner, Convergence is authorized to sell Sangoma hardware, and will be kept up to date directly by Sangoma regarding new developments that can benefit their customers. Convergence will provide a valuable sales channel and first line of support for local call centers, long distance and local loop telephony customers and enterprises, voice over packet providers, and internet telephony service providers throughout the region. Sangoma customers purchasing through the Convergence sales channel will still receive Sangoma's industry-leading warranty, money back guarantee, and Sangoma's renowned free technical support.

"Convergence has been active in helping us drive the development of our Signaling Media Gateway, and we look forward to bringing this revolutionary product line to emerging telecom customers in the Pakistan and Middle Eastern region," said Nenad Corbic, Chief Software Engineer for Sangoma. "Strong telephony and data network experience makes Convergence a particularly well-suited organization to help us develop and mature local markets within this region."

About Sangoma Technologies Corporation

Sangoma Technologies Corporation is the premium provider of PC-based hardware and software for proprietary and open source based data and telephony transport solutions. The company develops and manufactures voice and data communication products including the most scalable and reliable Advanced Flexible Telecommunications (AFT) PCI cards in the industry. Founded in 1984, Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV:STC - News). Additional information on Sangoma can be found at:

About Convergence

Bringing IT to a point ... Convergence is a leading provider of open source networking solutions for core Telephony and Switching Applications in the Pakistan and the Middle East. Solutions include VoIP/TDM Softswitches, Intelligent Network, Billing and Operation Support Systems, Legal Intercept, SS7 /SIP Interconnect Media Gateways for Long Distance and Local Loop Telephony Customers and Enterprises, Call Centers, VAS/IVR services and Voice over Packet and Internet Telephony Service Providers. Convergence also offers professional consultation, product placement, training and proposal development, network optimization, management and performance analysis of communication networks, data centers and call centers. For more information about Convergence please visit the company's website at

Sangoma Technologies Corporation is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV: STC - News).

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