M5 Technologies and Panasonic partner up to provide SIP telephony solutions for South America

M5 Technologies , Canada’s leading IP solutions provider, is proud to announce its partnership with the global Telecom giant, Panasonic, to offer VoIP alternatives for PSTN/TDM networks in South America.

Rodrigo Hernandez product manager, Victor Hoffer, Houcine Haddjeri president, Shuichi Sekeguchi general manager-2







From left to right: Rodrigo Hernandez, product manager (Panasonic Chile); Victor Hoffer, account manager (M5 Technologies); Houcine Haddjeri, president (Panasonic Chile); and Shuichi Sekeguchi, general manager (Panasonic Chile).


Sherbrooke, Canada – As South America’s progressive efforts to replace PSTN and TDM trunks and move towards IP-based telephony systems advance, prominent Telecom players join forces to bring forth a smooth and cost-effective transition to VoIP communications. Recently announced, the M5 Technologies and Panasonic Chile (Panasonic Andina – Chile – Perú – Bolivia) official partnership will benefit enterprises of all sizes and verticals, in addition to governments, in South American countries to easily access SIP Trunking and other IP telecom services provided by operators such as Telefonica in Chile and Brazil.

Alongside with M5 Technologies, Panasonic Chile offers a complete tailored and interoperable solution to business customers to access SIP-based networks through the deployment of Mediatrix analog phone adaptors, media gateways, and SBCs (Session Border Controllers) in conjunction with Panasonic IP-PBXs, terminals, and applications.

Panasonic has a long-standing reputation for its excellent electronic devices, providing voice services with HD quality, easy operation along with low power consumptions. Likewise, Canada’s leading IP solution provider, M5 Technologies, guarantees unparalleled security and reliability in every VoIP deployment using its Mediatrix gateways. Besides SIP Trunking, the joint business offerings will serve customers with different communication needs such as Branch Office Survivability, Fax and Modem over IP, Security, Cloud UC, and Hosted Services.


With more than five decades of operations in Latin America and over 100 years of experience in electronics technologies, Panasonic Chile has sold more than 200,000 telephony devices, being a field-proven equipment manufacturer for high-quality communications all across the world.

“We are thrilled and honoured by the opportunity we have to collaborate with one of the biggest and most remarkable players in the technology industry to provide the high-value solutions that will shape the future of the telecommunications in South America,” said Mr. Victor Hoffer, M5 Technologies’s account manager for South America

The product manager at Panasonic Chile, Mr. Rodrigo Hernandez, stated, “We are proud of our partnership with M5 Technologies . With its trajectory and performance in the European, North American, Asian, and now in South America markets, M5 Technologies provides us with full support for our telecommunications activities.

“Our president, Houcine Haddjeri, general manager, Shuichi Sekeguchi, and Product Manager, Rodrigo Hernandez, have been enthusiastic about announcing this collaboration and working together towards the future of cloud communications,” declared.


Panasonic is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B sectors. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic Chile, visit https://www.panasonic.com/cl/

M5 Technologies-Velans Partnership Completes 3 Years of Success

We are celebrating three years of successful partnership with our Brazilian Mediatrix gateways distributor Velans. Since April 2016, the two companies have been committed to developing the VoIP reseller channel network all across Brazil, a country where M5 Technologies has been present since the 2000s.

The alliance is based on the synergy and competence that both companies offer to support the Brazilian telephone industry in the fast-growing reality of moving towards Cloud PBX services. Supported and distributed locally by Velans, M5 Technologies solutions enable cost-effective access to Hosted PBX deployments, in addition to other hosted telephone services, replacing the old and costly TDM switch systems.

“We are confident in Mediatrix capabilities to overcome complex Cloud deployment challenges in Brazil”, states Mr. Danilo Gazolli, product manager at Velans.

Mediatrix Gateways: Success in Cloud Deployments

As the manufacturer of well-known carrier quality Mediatrix gateways, M5 Technologies joined forces with Velans to supply the Brazilian market with state-of-the-art and reliable VoIP gateways, analog phone adaptors, and SBCs – Session Border Controllers for Hosted PBX Services, Cloud Telephony, SIP Trunking, PSTN/TDM replacement, and Unified Communications scenarios.

Officially certified in more than 50 countries (including the Anatel certification in Brazil), Mediatrix products are compatible with all SIP protocol variants and are highly interoperable with all major international brands and ecosystems, such as Telefonica, Unify/Atos, Broadsoft/Cisco, Ribbon, Mitel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Avaya, as well as the proprietary Cloud PBX and Unified Communications platforms of the Brazilian service providers.


M5 Technologies has been a proud partner of Velans since April 2016, reaching the entire Brazilian market throughout Velans extensive distribution network. This partnership has helped provide the national market with state-of-the-art VoIP solutions to propel local business communications forward as well as overcome the challenges of voice, video, conferencing, and live chat of large companies and governments.

According to Mr. João Arnoldi, Mediatrix sales rep for Brazil and South America, “We see huge opportunities for Cloud Communications in Latin America and, in this context, M5 Technologies is the toolbox that enables Velans to deliver secure, reliable, comprehensive, and profitable Cloud Telephony projects to all business sizes”. He concludes: “We are currently living in a virtuous cycle of Cloud Communications growth and we will keep supporting Velans to win more deals and allow PMEs to enhance and transform collaboration and productivity. We are committed to ensuring flexibility and cost-effectiveness in every single project we deploy together”.

ABOUT M5 Technologies

M5 Technologies is a global supplier of multimedia communication solutions, well-known for its reliable, carrier-grade Mediatrix gateways. With a focus on innovation and excellence in customer support, M5 Technologies delivers highly adaptive hardware and software components for business communications and collaboration. M5 Technologies is present worldwide with local representatives in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.

Visit M5 Technologies online at www.media5corp.com.


As a value-added distributor, Velans Distribuidora has been operating in Brazil for 25 years, providing products and solutions for the Telecommunications and IT sectors.

With coverage throughout the entire Brazilian territory and its headquarters strategically located in the state of Sao Paulo, Velans counts on a qualified commercial and technical structure focused on its partners’ business model, always seeking to serve with precision and agility and intelligent logistics, to ensure the best deal for customers.

Visit the M5 Technologies portfolio at velans.com.br.