Internet Solutions (IS) is the leading African Internet Protocol-based Communications Service Provider. IS strives to offer a superior client service experience for client and partner organisations. IS is a division of Dimension Data South Africa, which itself is a subsidiary of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, a global systems integrator.
Since inception in 1993, IS has been at the forefront of telecommunications innovation. As the first commercial ISP in South Africa, IS today has the most stable, resilient and redundant network available and the widest and most innovative scope of service offerings. IS offers:
- Connectivity: linking organisations internally and externally.
- Communications: linking people - media, access and device rich person-to-person communications.
- Cloud: locating systems - sourcing and situating computing resources and content optimally.
- Carrier: solving the last mile dilemma.
IS provides its services to small, medium, and large organisations in the public and private sector and to the consumer market through its wholesale offerings. IS provides services to more than 80% of companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. IS targets the African market as well as African organisations connecting globally and global organisations connecting to Africa. IS has significant investments across the East Coast (Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Mauritius and Tanzania) and the West Coast (Nigeria, Angola and Ghana).
As the trusted partner in IP-based solutions, IS has the best of breed internal expertise to provide leading solutions that meet our clients’ business needs. IS employs 1,300 people who do nothing but live the Internet Protocol every day. As a trusted advisor IS continuously re-defines its solutions to solve business problems and to enable clients to communicate differently and more effectively. Innovation and agility remain at the core of the IS business and this means that while we are big enough to ensure consistent reliability and innovation, we remain small enough to adapt to market requirements.
IS solutions and services are built on a world-class, secure and resilient infrastructure, delivered according to global best practices and in partnership with the world’s leading technology vendors, such as Cisco, Microsoft and Symantec. IS is a Microsoft Gold Partner and is the first company outside of the US to be certified as a Cisco Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). IS is the Symantec Hosted Services Partner for Africa. IS embraces open source technology and partners with leading local and international companies to deliver business ready Linux and open source solutions.
IS maintains its own tier one international network and its own network nodes in North America, Europe and Asia, where it interconnects with the foremost Internet backbone providers. IS lands this international bandwidth at multiple points in Africa. IS has more than 7000 m2 of data centre space in South Africa and small and growing data centres in East and West Africa and in Europe.