Below is some of the latest media coverage about the Convergence Partners Group.

FibreCo investment presented at Brics summit by NEF

March 28th, 2013 | admin
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Investment opportunities for fellow Brics nations in infrastructure development and industrialisation in South Africa were valued at over R33-billion, or $3.5-billion, National Empowerment Fund (NEF) CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa told delegates on the opening day of the fifth yearly Brics Summit. Referring to the telecommunication sector, she said “the IDC had transactions under consideration worth $5.7-billion, which included FibreCo, a joint venture between Cell C, Convergence Partners and Dimension Data, and which was rolling out a long-haul open-access fibre-optic network”.

Internet Solutions Mozambique awarded for being best Internet Service Provider

March 27th, 2013 | admin
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Internet Solutions Mozambique (IS) has scooped the award for best internet service provider in Mozambique. Following a two month independent study by PMR.africa, IS Mozambique was highest rated in an overall rating in the Business Sector: Internet Service Providers in Mozambique, and will receive the Diamond Arrow Award at a ceremony in May. IS Mozambique was similarly rewarded in 2011.

Comsol Wireless Solutions participating in Google white space broadband trial

March 26th, 2013 | admin
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Comsol Wireless Solutions (Comsol), a Convergence Partners investee company, is participating in a trial to demonstrate that broadband can be run in the white spaces in broadcasting frequency. The trial is taking place in Cape Town and partners include Tertiary Education and Research Network of SA (Tenet), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR) Meraka unit, e-Schools Network, the Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA), Carlson Wireless, Neul and Google.

Integrat Mobile launches Green Connections campaign

March 14th, 2013 | admin
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Integrat Mobile, a subsidiary of aggregation stalwart Integrat, has recently been created to focus on the business of Mobile Marketing. Integrat Mobile aims to make a mark on the industry through customised and environmentally friendly product offerings and stellar service. As such the company is embracing the greening of disadvantaged South African schools on behalf of corporates, agencies and other mobile operators in an ongoing bid to not only limit the impact paper-based communication has on the environment, but to actively contribute to a greener South Africa.

SEACOM subsidiary, Pamoja is set to build cloud computing market for SMEs

March 13th, 2013 | admin
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Seacom, a Convergence Partners investee company, has launched a new company called Pamoja, to offer small and medium-sized enterprises the ability to provide cloud computing-based services to their customers without the capital outlay such services usually require. Pamoja is the Swahili word for “together” and is Seacom’s effort to increase the use of such services in Africa

SEACOM upgrades submarine network capacity to turbo-boost African Internet

March 12th, 2013 | admin
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Convergence Partners investee, SEACOM, has selected Ciena Corporation for the upgrade of its submarine network across the Southern and Eastern African coastlines. This falls in line with SEACOM’s focus on driving the development of the African internet and opening the broadband tap for African consumers.

Internet Solutions provides crucial link to trade expansion in Mozambique

March 8th, 2013 | admin
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Convergence Partners investee, Internet Solutions, provides crucial link to trade expansion in Mozambique. Six months into one of the largest ever project roll-outs in the country aimed at facilitating international trade, project owner MCNet has expressed its satisfaction with the professionalism of service provider Internet Solutions (IS) Mozambique.

Miracle Rising: South Africa becomes highest rated documentary on The History Channel

March 5th, 2013 | admin
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Miracle Rising: South Africa, a documentary of untold stories of the four years leading up to the first democratic elections, from 1990 to 1994, and which has been sponsored by Dimension Data, became the most watched show on the History channel during its broadcast on DStv.

Internet Solutions rolls out next generation LMDS network using Intracom Telecom equipment

March 1st, 2013 | admin
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Internet Solutions has rolled out one of the largest next generation LMDS networks in Africa using Intracom Telecom’s innovative point-to-multi-point wireless system, supplied and installed by Communication Solutions (Comsol). 
The new platform will enhance Internet Solutions’ network coverage and offer high-quality, reliable broadband services to its corporate subscribers in South Africa. The solution design and supply was undertaken by Comsol, a company with a proven track record in a comprehensive range of services in wireless networking.

JoziHub opens its doors to African tech entrepreneurs

February 25th, 2013 | admin
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On 21 February 2013, a high profile gathering of Johannesburg’s innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders marked the official opening and launch of JoziHub. JoziHub, situated at the vibrant 44 Stanley, Milpark, Johannesburg precinct is poised to transform the city’s technology industry by connecting potential entrepreneurs and developers with the critical resources they need.