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Major events in history have defined the Internet industry and the same can be said for Internet Solutions’ journey from a fledgling enterprise to the company it is today.

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  • 1993
    IS is founded
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  • 1994
    David Frankel joins as CEO & IS installs first fibre optic link from SA to the US (SAT 2)
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  • 1995
    IS launches its first security business, Trusted Network Solutions
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  • 1997
    IS is acquired by Dimension Data
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  • 1997
    IS signs its 100th corporate client
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  • 2000
    IS launches VPN services
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  • 2000
    IS installs first 45 Mbps T3 international line
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  • 2003
    200+ Mbps international bandwidth
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  • 2005
    Voice is launched
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  • 2006
    IS opens office in Kenya
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  • 2006
    IS launches its broadband service
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  • 2008
    IS launches in Nigeria and Ghana
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  • 2009
    IS enters Mozambique
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  • 2009
    IS is awarded iECS and iECNS licences in SA
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  • 2010
    IS exceeds 1 Petabyte of DSL traffic
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  • 2012
    IS opens South Africa’s first green energy-efficient data centre using KyotoCooling cell
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  • 2013
    IS increases its presence in Kenya by acquiring AccessKenya
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  • 2013
    IS celebrates 20 years
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  • 2014
    IS makes four key acquisitions – Antfarm, ContinuitySA, MWEB Business and Optinet Network services
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  • 2014
    IS is the first company to deploy the 500Gbps Super Channel in Africa
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  • 2015
    IS boasts 6 international PoPs and 67 African PoPs
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  • 2015
    IS has 15 000m² of data centre space across Africa
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  • 2015
    IS launches VAST, an open-access WiFi network
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  • 2016
    Official Ignite brand launch on 14 April 2016
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  • 2016
    IS launches SkyLight, delivering the world’s biggest cloud
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  • 2017
    IS launches CloudWAN
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  • 2017
    IS acquires MWEB
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  • 2017
    IS refreshes its brand identity
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  • 2018
    IS's CloudConnect is incorporated into Microsoft’s Azure Express Route Network
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  • 2018
    Internet Solutions celebrates its 25th birthday
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  • The Internet has shaped our world at an increasingly rapid rate. Innovations allow users to harness the power of connectivity wherever they go. We should not underestimate the change happening before our eyes. As you can see, Internet Solutions has made significant contributions to the Internet industry throughout the years, but we’re just getting started.

     

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