Is a fax machine still a must have in the year 2015? I hardly didn’t think so, especially considering how the debate around telecoms has move from landline connections, party lines and “faxing important papers”, to a digital approach to almost everything.
But, it turns out there is life in fax services after all. Which explains why local telecoms operator, TelOne is working on a new fax to email service. This is according to some sources who also revealed that this is set to for launch within a month.
TelOne is said to be partnering with NGN Telecoms, a South African based telecoms VAS provider that has its hand in fixed and mobile services across 9 African countries and presence in Europe, North America and Asia.
To put it matter-of-factly, fax to email services are very common, and online fax services like efax and myfax come to mind. People who work in industries where faxing documents is still relevant (insurance, financial services, government departments) would appreciate this old to new tech handshake.
TelOne has been on a product and service offensive this year. In the first half of the year, it took a more deliberate route into broadband services with the launch of Fibre to The Home packages and WiFi hotspots. These have created a stringer presence for TelOne in home internet services and have allowed it to tap into mobile broadband.