Dimension Data, a Convergence Partners’ investee, has been recognised as the leading provider of IT services to the South African market by IT market research and advisory firm IDC. In IDC’s South African IT Services Market 2012-2016 Forecast and Vendor Shares report released in September 2012, Dimension Data is positioned as the leading IT services provider in South Africa in 2011, with an estimated 14.4% market share.
Bloodhound Technology, a Convergence Partners’ investee company, is one of the 12 finalists nominated for the 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship. Bloodhound was one of the finalists chosen from more than 1200 companies from across the African continent. The top 12 represent a range of industries including manufacturing, information technology, education, agribusiness and financial services.
Convergence Partners’ investee company, Internet Solutions, is still keen on deploying an LTE network on the assumption that the spectrum allocation process is equitable and makes commercial sense. This is according to Raj Wanniappa, executive of carrier services at Internet Solutions.
Britehouse SSD, Africa’s most complete SAP specialist, becomes one of only three SAP VAR Gold Partners in South AfricaOctober 1st, 2012 | admin
SAP’s South African Alliance Partner, and the only company on the continent to offer the full spectrum of SAP solutions, services and products, Britehouse SSD has achieved Gold Partner status as a value-added reseller (VAR) of SAP software, only eight months after signing the VAR agreement.
Internet Solutions (IS) Mozambique, rated one of the top ISPs in the country, has rolled out its first comprehensive point-of-presence (PoP) network in the 4 main remote locations in Mozambique. Located in the economically booming mining exploration regions of Tete, Niassa, Zambesia and Manica in the far northern part of the country, the additional MPLS PoPs further accelerate IS’ dynamic and vast penetration into the Mozambique business market.
Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM has made a generous commitment to provide KINU, a Tanzanian non-profit ICT innovation hub with 30mb of free Internet capacity for a one year period. This will assist with improving the speed and quality of KINU’s Internet connectivity, which will in turn improve the efficiency of the start-up ICT enterprises they develop.
Plessey, a subsidiary of Dimension Data, has been awarded a contract for equipping Emalahleni (formerly Witbank) and Middelburg with fibre optical infrastructure for broadband access by February 2013. The fibre optic infrastructure project for the towns is part of a R3,5-billion national network that is being constructed over the next several years to provide broadband access to under-serviced areas and will involve laying some 121km of optical fibre in a ring around each town and in a link that connects them.
SEACOM, a pan-African ICT enabler, plans to expand its European connectivity to Amsterdam and will be the latest partner to join the AMS-IX reselling program. Joining the program gives SEACOM the opportunity to make connectivity to the AMS-IX platform more easily available for African Internet companies. Peering and IP interconnection between African and European networks will be greatly enhanced moving forward.
FibreCo Telecommunications, a joint venture between Cell C, Convergence Partners and Internet Solutions, has passed the halfway mark of the first link of its R5-billion national fibre-optic broadband network. The company said that the construction of 600 km of the targeted 1 000 km stretch from Johannesburg, through Bloemfontein, to East London has been completed.
SEACOM, the pan-African ICT enabler, today announced the appointment of Byron Clatterbuck as its Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with immediate effect. An industry veteran with more than 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, Byron Clatterbuck has held a number of senior international executive positions during his career, most recently as President of Tata Communications’ Global Service Provider Segment, a company operating the largest private subsea cable system network in the world.