Spanish technology services company Lleida.net has signed contracts with the postal operators of five African countries to provide them exclusively with digital postal services and registered electronic communications technology.
The national postal operators of The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea and Madagascar have committed to the framework agreement signed in July (and reported on this website) by Lleida.net, eGate (its partner in North Africa) and the Pan-African Postal Union (PAPU) to distribute the Spanish company's patented technology in Africa under the name DigitalPost.Africa.
The 27th Congress of the Universal Postal Union (held in Abidjan from 9 – 27 August) was a backdrop to the signing. The Universal Postal Union Congress has this year welcomed 900 representatives from 190 countries.
As part of the services it is offering, Lleidanet SaaS Middle East and Africa DMCC will offer its new partners digital postal services through registered electronic communications – mainly registered emails, registered SMS and registered e-statements.
With the signing of these five new national postal operators, Lleida.net now serves the postal companies of 11 countries, including South Africa, Colombia and the United Arab Emirates.
Established in 1980, the Pan-African Postal Union is an international organisation under the African Union, created to coordinate the 55 postal services across the continent and to drive postal innovation.