SEACOM has provided funding towards the development and piloting of a new Swahili and English language application for farmers in Tanzania. This falls in line with SEACOM’s commitment towards fostering the use of ICT for economic development across Africa.
Dimension Data announced it has won two 2012 Microsoft Global Partner awards, including Microsoft Messaging Partner of the Year, and Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Dimension Data has been named Elite Partner of the Year Middle East as well as Business Development Initiative of the Year Southern Africa by APC Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated critical power and cooling services.
Dimension Data Middle East received the Elite Partner of the Year award and Business Development Initiative of the Year Award for Southern Africa at the APC Schneider Electric Partner Conference, held recently in Manila, Philippines.
FibreCo, the fibre-optic telecommunications infrastructure provider co-owned by Dimension Data’s Internet Solutions, Cell C and Convergence Partners, will begin work on the next leg of its network in the next three months to link the coastal cities of East London, Cape Town and Durban.
Dimension Data announced that it is the recipient of McAfee’s EMEA Systems Integrator of the Year 2012 award. Each year McAfee, the world’s largest dedicated security technology company, honours its top partners that have demonstrated focus and skills around McAfee’s technology, and leveraged it to help clients achieve their security objectives while driving better business performance.
The award from McAfee is further evidence of another successful year for the McAfee and Dimension Data relationship. In 2011, McAfee signed its first Global Solution Provider Agreement with Dimension Data. In addition, McAfee named Dimension Data Global Partner of the Year.
FibreCo Telecommunications, a South African open-access network provider, is deploying Corning optical fibre in its new long-distance fibre optic network in South Africa. The optical fibre cable contains both Corning SMF-28e+ LLand LEAF optical fibres. Phase 1 of FibreCo’s construction began with a 2,000-km link between Johannesburg and Cape Town connecting Bloemfontein, East London, and Port Elizabeth. The subsequent phases of the project will see additional routes being built to enhance network redundancy and resilience. The project’s total distance will cover 12,000 km.
On 29 June 2012, EROSNOW.com launched their casual games portal (http://games.erosnow.com). The EROSNOW portal is the new home of South Asian premium entertainment content, giving users access to thousands of music and video tracks, premium Indian movies and blockbuster Hindi films. The EROSNOW games portal has been designed to be a full brand extension of the primary website, EROSNOW.com.
Convergence Partners released its latest research report titled: “Let my people go (online)”. The report details the significant changes in the African broadband landscape and resultant boom brought about by large scale investment in infrastructure in particular wireless broadband infrastructure.
Internet Solutions, a Convergence Partners investee company, provided Youthzones, an initiaitive of the Foundation for a Safer South Africa (FSSA), with wireless broadband connectivity in the form of 18 3G modems on the 15th June 2012. Founding partner of Youthzone, Schalk van Heerden expressed his appreciation to Internet Solutions for this generous donation. He said “This will be distributed amongst the rural youth around SA. Youthzones are all about networking and this will enable Youthzones to network, connect and share experiences more easily.”