Codima has announced the launch of operations in the French market.

The VoIP software tools provider is to offer sales, marketing and support to new and existing resellers throughout France from offices in Paris.

Codima, a Microsoft Certified Partner, delivers an end-to-end solution that helps organizations manage their VoIP and data networks cost efficiently.

Codima’s CEO, Christer Mattsson, said the solution reduces IT costs while improving the end user quality experience.

He said this encourages organizations urgently looking to reduce IT costs to invest in the software based solution.

Commenting on the opening of the new Paris office, he said: "Our strategy is to always act locally, which enables us to adapt to new markets quickly and benefit from local relationships."

Mattsson said Codima develops and markets a solution that is built from the ground up to be VoIP specific, in comparison to other products on the market developed from existing platforms.

According to ARPEC, the French regulator, France had 11.9 million subscribers to a VoIP service in Q1 2008.

This represented 30 per cent of all fixed telephony services and was growing at the rate of 1 million new subscribers per quarter.

The rapidly increasing usage of VoIP technology by French end users indicates an uptake in the market for products managing VoIP networks.

Gheorghe Moga, who will lead the Codima operation in France, said VoIP technology is driving IP communications growth in the French market.

He said the Codima offering responds to the growing demand for ensuring and improving VoIP call quality.

"With in-depth local knowledge and strong channeling support to partners, we are ideally positioned to take advantage of the uptake in VoIP technology usage," he said.

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