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

    

Derek Wilcocks named to AccessKenya board

September 20th, 2013 | admin
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Following the successful conclusion of Dimension Data’s acquisition of AccessKenya Group for R328m, the Johannesburg-headquartered company has announced that it has appointed its Middle East and Africa CEO, Derek Wilcocks, to the Kenyan company’s board.

FibreCo’s CTO on need more effective industry collaboration structure

September 11th, 2013 | admin
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Marius Mostert, CTO of Fibreco Telecommunications, a Convergence Partners’’ investee, said that the industry needed to re-examine a more effective collaboration structure to meet the current realities facing it. In particular, the Satnac conference has debated and discussed many of the ideas that are now a reality. Broadband and digital inclusion emerged again during the 2013 Satnac, held in Stellenbosch this week.

SEACOM launches Remote Peering service for African service providers

September 5th, 2013 | admin
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SEACOM, a Convergence Partners’ portfolio company, launched a new Remote Peering service, a product which bundles SEACOM connectivity with exchange point membership to provide operators and ISPs in Africa with a single point of contact for the management of their international peering requirements.

SEACOM connects Kenya’s tech innovation centres

August 30th, 2013 | admin
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Convergence Partners investee, Seacom has given 100Mbps Internet connectivity to four innovation centres in Kenya. The application of this bandwidth is to enhance their capacity to generate local content for a global audience. The centres, iHub, m:Lab, naiLab and 88mph, will now benefit from super fast Internet speeds to launch their applications on the Internet.

Internet Solutions CTO on the future of network architecture & rise of software defined networks

August 29th, 2013 | admin
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Software-defined networks look set to have a profound impact on the computer networking landscape, according to Internet Solutions’ Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Prenesh Padayachee. As technology has continued to evolve to having a predominance of smart end-devices and the growth of machine-to-machine technology today, so has the complexity of the networks that enable these computing paradigms.

Seacom celebrates its Foundation Day by giving back to the community

August 14th, 2013 | admin
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SEACOM celebrates the fourth anniversary of its commercial launch on July 2013, by reaching out to communities across Africa with a range of social upliftment activities. This continues the pan-African telecom enabler’s tradition of celebrating its Foundation Day each year by assisting and supporting local communities in the countries where it is active.

Fibreco gears up for new route

August 8th, 2013 | admin
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FibreCo Telecommunications, a joint venture between Cell C, Internet Solutions and businessman Andile Ngcaba’s Convergence Partners, is turning its attention to its next big project after completing construction of a fibre-optic link between Johannesburg and East London.

Andile Ngcaba interviewed about innovation at Department of Science and Technology (DST) Science, Technology and Innovation summit

July 25th, 2013 | admin
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Andile Ngcaba, Chairman of Convergence Partners, spoke at the Department of Science and Technology’s (DST) Science, Technology and Innovation Summit this past weekend. Andile formed part of a panel tasked with addressing ‘Research and Development investment in South Africa: The challenges and opportunities’.

Convergence Partners honours Madiba’s birthday by devoting 67 minutes to education

July 24th, 2013 | admin
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“Take action, inspire change.” To commemorate Nelson Mandela Day 2013, the Convergence Partners team spent a morning at Freedom Park Primary School outside of Soweto, rolling-up its sleeves to paint two classrooms as well as donating a notebook, printer and projector. Freedom Park is a school that has successfully created a safe and enjoyable place of learning for children from the very underprivileged surrounding areas.

Internet Solutions lights up WACS bandwidth

July 10th, 2013 | admin
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Internet Solutions (IS) has boosted its capabilities and reach into West Africa by connecting Namibia (through its local implementation partner, ITN) and Nigeria to the West Africa Cable System (WACS). The company also plans to light up capacity in Ghana and Angola in the near future.