Expertise that empowers and connects
Our subsidiaries are experts in their fields. They offer a range of connectivity and technology solutions to empower businesses and connect their customers.
Ignite is an internet and communication technology provider built to serve SMEs in South Africa. Their purpose is to enable unlimited opportunities for business growth and be the spark that ignites SMEs' potential.
Ignite recognizes that the SME sector in South Africa is a significant contributor to job creation, the economy and to the future – and it's only going to become more vital to the country's progress and success. Ignite wants to be a part of the South African SME journey by providing businesses with an ecosystem of digital tools that makes operations easier. Simple, reliable and flexible, Ignites products and services are structured to help businesses not only reach their potential, but to exceed it. Because business success is Ignites success.
The Ignite ecosystem is made up of four parts essential to SME growth:
Communication. Whether it's emailing clients, collaborating with teams across locations or promoting companies, effective communication is key to success.
Connectivity. A connection to the internet needs to be strong, reliable and of good quality. That's where Ignite comes in.
Cloud. Cloud services have simplified the management and control of IT environments, making it easy for clients to have the right infrastructure for the applications they use to communicate, share content and do business.
Digital tools. A business is only as good as its people. From recruitment to payroll and accounting, Ignite is here to help businesses manage the people and numbers behind the work.
Ignite understands that SMEs need to be agile in their approach when operating in a fluctuating economy. Ignite’s automated products do not require long-term commitments and can be combined to best suit the needs of the business.
Ignite’s plug and play solutions are self-service orientated with competitive prices that put their clients in control. And 24/7 support means there is always someone available to help at a moment's notice
Ignite takes their promise of 'Simplicity, Flexibility and Reliability' seriously, so clients can focus on their businesses. Unlimited.
Ignite | Your Business. Unlimited.
The world is becoming more connected and more mobile every day. Having constant access to a reliable and affordable WiFi network is becoming essential - not just for businesses, but for people from all walks of life. Businesses and people need access to communicate with others, to install and use critical apps, to download and view video content, and simply stay in touch with the world around them, no matter where they are.
AlwaysOn WiFi is WiFi at its absolute best. It’s South Africa’s largest WiFi hotspot network and offers thousands of hotspots around the country as well as international roaming capabilities in 110 countries with more around 60 million global hotspots. Best of all, this network can deliver a better-than-LTE data experience at a fraction of the cost.
A fast, reliable wireless connection for any WiFi-enabled smartphone or laptop.
To connect, all that’s needed is a registered account – no contract, nothing to plug in. Another option is to download the AlwaysOn app for a fully automated AlwaysOn WiFi experience.
With Ignite, there’s the option to buy data from AlwaysOn in the same way you buy data for Internet connectivity on other devices.
The only difference is that data is received over WiFi, and it’s much cheaper. You can even buy WiFi data with their mobile airtime, using AlwaysOn’s new airtime converter.
Flexible data plans
One of the many great things about WiFi from AlwaysOn is that users are never locked into just one data plan. Unlike mobile data, they can switch it up however they like, depending on what they are doing at the time. They can choose an AlwaysOn Calling plan that works for them, without having to worry about being locked in to the usual 24-month contract. They can also change plans as you see fit.
Since first introducing the Internet to South African homes in 1997, MWEB has remained at the forefront of connecting people in new and more powerful ways. Today, they offer a full range of ADSL, Fibre, LTE-A and 3G solutions for homes and small businesses.
MWEB constantly focuses on delivering a superior Internet experience that makes it easier for people to connect, wherever they are.
MWEB were the first to introduce uncapped ADSL to SA homes in 2010, and in 2014 they led the way again by giving customers exclusive access to FON, the world's largest WiFi network.
All their customers have access to a wide range of innovative, value-added services, including email, Internet security software and website hosting.
MWEB’s support model
- Gamers benefit from a dedicated support team, prioritised gaming traffic on the MWEB network, and access to the largest gaming servers in the country. Some of SA’s top gamers are part of MWEB’s Gamezone community, where gamers from all over the country go to connect and engage with each other.
- Small business clients on specific access products get their Internet usage prioritised, and MWEB’s dedicated team can provide advice and guidance across a range of services.
- MWEB’s help desk provides clients with easy access to expert support, available through their website, call centre, Facebook and Twitter.
In the 2014 Ask Africa Orange customer service survey, MWEB was voted best ISP.
And MWEB clients know, they talk to them like real people – they don’t do jargon!
Email forms an essential part of any business, whether it's for communication, marketing or collaboration. The more businesses grow, the more email networks grows – and the more storage and security they’ll need.
Increased email traffic exposes businesses to more threats, and it is crucial to prevent them from reaching the network. SYNAQ is a company of technology experts who love building all kinds of email communication and collaboration services. SYNAQ keeps their clients’ businesses connected across platforms, devices and locations, while minimising risk. SYNAQ proudly provides over a million mailboxes to South African businesses and always looks for clever ways to flexibly adapt technologies to unique business processes. From cloud mail to managed services and email branding, SYNAQ uses one of the toughest cloud-based messaging infrastructures available to provide top-tier local customer service on a “pay for what you use” basis.
ContinuitySA is keeping clients in business when risks like power outages, network downtime, hackers or viruses threaten the continuity of their operations.
ContinuitySA is Africa’s leading provider of business continuity management services to public and private organisations. They help clients understand their risk profile, then develop an appropriate risk-mitigation strategy that gives all stakeholders peace of mind. All their services are focused on providing a complete business continuity plan, disaster recovery plan and risk management plan. To keep their clients’ operations running, ContinuitySA operates on the continent’s biggest network of recovery centers across Gauteng, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Botswana, Mozambique and Mauritius.
OptiNet’s services include security, connectivity and hosting solutions, helping their clients grow through managed and supported IT environments.
OptiNet has extensive experience in technology services for digital media, including print, online, e-commerce, video and content distribution. They started as a connectivity, hosting and content delivery network provider and their journey has naturally evolved to provide a full suite of managed services. Their specialised IT solutions use standard global platforms to help clients realise the benefits of working in a hyperconnected, cloud-based world.