• 02 December 2016 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions enters the consumer market with MWEB acquisition

    Johannesburg, South Africa – 02 December, 2016 – Internet Solutions, the pan-African communications service provider, today announced that through its parent company Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd, it has entered an agreement to acquire the business of MWEB Connect (Pty) Ltd. for an undisclosed sum.  The transaction is subject to approval by the relevant Competition authorities in South Africa and shareholders.  If successful, the transaction is expected to be completed in the …  

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  • 31 August 2016 | South Africa

    Dimension Data announces WirelessCo to focus on WiFi services

    Johannesburg, South Africa – 22 September 2014 – Dimension Data MEA (Pty Ltd) today announced that it is to launch a new company, WirelessCo (Pty Ltd), which will build and operate an open access carrier-grade WiFi network.  WirelessCo will be owned by Dimension Data (51%) and Multichoice (49%) respectively. The deal is subject to Competition Commission approval.

    WirelessCo will be headquartered in Johannesburg and will combine the WiFi network assets of Dimension Data-owned …  

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  • 27 June 2016 | South Africa

    SkyLight from Internet Solutions Delivers the World’s Biggest Cloud

    Johannesburg, 22 June 2016 - Internet Solutions, the leading pan-African Internet services provider, has launched SkyLight, the first aggregated cloud services portal of its kind.

    SkyLight delivers the world’s biggest cloud by providing access to the foremost local and global cloud platforms through a single portal. This means that enterprises can finally create the virtual environments that are most appropriate for their business.

    Andrew Aitken, Executive: Cloud at Internet Solutions, …  

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  • 11 November 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions to provide direct access to Google’s Cloud Platform

    11 November, 2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Internet Solutions, a pan-African communications service provider, today announced it is a Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) Partner and is able to offer Enterprise clients and small businesses a private connection directly into Google’s cloud platform, providing better network security, and a more consistent network performance than using the Internet.

    Internet Solutions’ clients, enterprise size and smaller businesses, …  

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  • 03 November 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions pilots South Africa’s first Software Defined Network

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 November 2015 – Internet Solutions (IS) has implemented its Elastic Wide Area Network ( e-WAN) infrastructure, based on  software-defined network (SDN) architecture principles, which it is now trialing with a number of clients.  By extending its network with an SDN based architecture IS will enhance operational efficiencies as well as enable fast and flexible service delivery to clients.

    “Internet Solutions is building its e-WAN network to …  

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  • 12 October 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions delivers record 6.5Gbps rAge connection

    Internet Solutions (IS) has once again delivered a record breaking Internet connection to more than 2,100 LAN gamers at rAge, Africa’s largest consumer games and technology expo. A massive 6.5 Gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet connection was provided to LAN gamers, which is a 25% increase on the speeds provided last year.  

    “The record breaking speeds achieved this year are a result of the investments we have made in our network and also demonstrates the capabilities of …  

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  • 01 October 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions named as finalist in two Global award categories

    Best Voice Service innovation and Best Data Service innovation

    Internet Solutions, a pan-African telecommunications service provider has been shortlisted for two Global Carrier awards. The company has been named as a finalist in the Best Voice Service Innovation – Emerging Markets and best Data Service Innovation categories for WiFi Calling and CloudConnect. 

    WiFi Calling - finalist in Best Voice Service Innovation award

    WiFi Calling offered by Internet Solutions’ consumer …  

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  • 16 September 2015 | Mozambique, South Africa

    Salvador Adriano appointed Internet Solutions Mozambqiue CEO

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 September 2015 - Internet Solutions, a pan- African telecommunciations service provider, has appointed Mr Salvador Adriano as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Mozambican operations, effective 1 September 2015. Salvador succeeds Hermann Woithe who has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. 

    Salvador joined Internet Solutions from Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet) and has over 15 years’ experience …  

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  • 15 September 2015 | Kenya, South Africa

    Richard Hechle appointed Internet Solutions Kenya CEO

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 September 2015 - Internet Solutions, a pan- African telecommunciations service provider, has appointed Mr Richard Hechle as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of its Kenyan operations, effective 1 September 2015. Hechle succeeds Jonathan Somen who has taken a non-executive board position.  

    Richard has over 15 years experience in leading and managing organisations across East Africa and joins Internet Solutions from Finlays Horticulture where he held the …  

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  • 20 August 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions goes bigger, better, faster at rAge 2015

    Internet Solutions will provide 5Gbps bandwidth  for SA’s premier gaming event

    Johannesburg, 20 August 2015 – Internet Solutions is sponsoring South Africa’s premier gaming event – rAge - for the 3rd consecutive year and will be providing a record breaking 5Gbps of bandwidth. 

    It is anticipated that the overall 122 TB of internet traffic served during rAge in 2014, which consisted of 99.6 TB downloaded, and 22.4 TB uploaded, will be exceeded during this year& …  

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  • 04 August 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions connects to Microsoft Office 365 via ExpressRoute

    Office 365 access via ExpressRoute will provide clients with ‘go anywhere’ continuity without compromising network integrity

    Internet Solutions has been named as a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner, providing their clients with a private and reliable connection to Microsoft Azure cloud services. ExpressRoute is ideal for client needs in scenarios such as data migrations, data replication for business continuity purposes, disaster recovery and other instances. 

    Greg Montjoie, …  

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  • 13 July 2015 | Ghana

    IS Ghana in multi-million dollar infrastructure expansion

    Accra, Ghana, 09 July 2015 – Pan African telecommunications provider, Internet Solutions,  today announced it is investing $15 million (fifteen million dollars) over the next three years to expand  its network infrastructure to benefit all Ghanaians. The first phase of deployment will be in Accra, with future phases including Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast and a number of other commercial hubs.

    As the demand for more bandwidth increases, this state-of-the-art fibre optic network …  

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  • 08 July 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions launches CloudConnect

    CloudConnect provides a single point of access to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Dimension Data Cloud

    Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African telecoms service provider, has launched CloudConnect, establishing the gold standard of versatile, secure connectivity to major international cloud services. The new service provides MPLS VPN connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Dimension Data Cloud, via new direct interconnections in London and Frankfurt.

    CloudConnect …  

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  • 04 June 2015 | South Africa

    South Africa’s first WiFi calling service

    AlwaysOn Calling allows users to make calls over WiFi – saving South Africa money.

    AlwaysOn, a WiFi provider, launches AlwaysOn Calling for Android smartphones.

    AlwaysOn Calling lets users make calls over WiFi or their cellular data package, a much cheaper way of calling than using your mobile network. All users have to do is register on the AlwaysOn Website; they will receive an sms and then just need to follow the instructions. Once installed, the user’s phone will automatically …  

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  • 18 February 2015 | South Africa

    Telstra taps Internet Solutions’ network for South Africa expansion

    Telstra today announced the launch of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Johannesburg, increasing its network footprint in South Africa and providing greater connectivity and redundancy options for businesses operating across the continent. 

    Launched in partnership with Internet Solutions – a Pan-African telecoms service provider to public and private sector organisations – the new Johannesburg PoP builds on Telstra’s existing Network-to-Network interconnection (NNI) …  

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  • 17 February 2015 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions launches a South African first Disaster Recovery as a Service

    Pan-African telecommunications services provider, Internet Solutions (IS) has launched a cloud-based recovery solution, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). IS is the first company in South Africa to offer a disaster recovery solution as a service.

    “IS has improved the Recovery Point Objective (RPO)* by as much as 83%, compared to other traditional disaster recovery solutions, reducing the time from a standard 24 hour to just 4 hours, enabling businesses to be operational with less …  

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  • 18 December 2014 | South Africa

    MWEB transaction approved

    Internet Solutions and MWEB transaction approved: SME market to benefit from greater choice and more competitive pricing.

    Internet Solutions is pleased to announce that conditional approval for the proposed transaction that will see Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd acquire MWEB Business, Optinet Service Division and the Optinet Network Division from MWEB Connect (Pty) Ltd, has been received from the South African Competition Tribunal.

    The effective date of the transaction is 02 January at which …  

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  • 26 November 2014 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions and Etisalat partner to extend MPLS network

    Internet Solutions, a pan-African telecommunications services provider and Etisalat, the leading telecommunications provider in United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a bilateral partnership agreement that will extend the reach of both companies’ Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network coverage across the Middle East Region and Africa.

    This partnership will enable both entities to increase the scope of their ICT offerings and provide better service to their clients across the …  

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  • 26 November 2014 | South Africa

    What can you get for R29?

    The holiday season starts early with AlwaysOn WiFi – 10GB of WiFi per month for just R29.

    This festive season, AlwaysOn WiFi is offering South Africans the opportunity to save on their data costs while still enjoying the benefits of being connected.  From today until the end of January 2015, anyone can sign up for 10GB of data per month for just R29/month. The data is split evenly - with 5GB per month for access in South Africa and an additional 5GB per month to use outside of the …  

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  • 21 November 2014 | South Africa

    IS awards channel partners

    Telecommunications services provider, Internet Solutions (IS), awarded its 2014 top performing regional and national partners at the annual IS Channel Partner Awards ceremony held last night in Johannesburg. The channel partner awards recognise IS partners for their contribution and achievements made during the past financial year. 

    The biggest winner of the night was Western Cape based partner, Web Africa Networks, who received four awards for Service Provider of the year, and the …  

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  • 20 October 2014 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions’ 5.2Gbps rAge connection sees almost 100TB downloaded

    Internet Solutions (IS) provided a record breaking 5.2Gigabit per second Internet service to gamers attending Africa’s largest consumer gaming and technology expo, rAge, this last weekend - the fastest Broadband connection as compared to previous years.

    “This year we have seen record breaking speeds and traffic volume in the IS-sponsored NAG LAN area at rAge. Traffic downloads reached 99.64TB with 24.34TB uploaded over the three days of the expo. This is equivalent to each gamer …  

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  • 09 October 2014 | South Africa

    IS doubles high speed broadband provision for rAge 2014

    Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African telecommunications services provider, is providing a record breaking 2Gbps of bandwidth for rAge 2014, the largest consumer gaming and technology exhibition in Africa. The bandwidth is available to gamers in the IS sponsored LAN area.

    “Last year gamers experienced uninterrupted 1Gbps Internet speed, courtesy of IS, and the speed is doubled for this year. The improved speed is possible because we have upgraded the fibre ring around the Coca-Cola Dome …  

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  • 22 September 2014 | South Africa

    Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd to acquire MWEB Connect (Pty) Ltd Business Assets and Divisions

    Johannesburg, South Africa – 22 September 2014 – Internet Solutions, a division of Dimension Data (Pty) Ltd, today announced that it has signed a transaction agreement to purchase the following assets and business divisions from MWEB Connect (Pty) Ltd:

    MWEB ISP core network assets

    MWEB Business


    MWEB Connect (Pty Ltd) will retain its consumer ISP business.  The MWEB WiFi business does not form part of this agreement.

    The transaction, subject to Competition …  

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  • 18 September 2014 | South Africa

    Ignite launches Cloud Accounting

    Johannesburg, 16 September 2014 - Ignite, the online ICT platform for small and medium businesses, powered by pan-African telecommunications provider Internet Solutions (IS), has announced the launch of its new Cloud Accounting service that is targeted at small and medium accounting firms and small to medium sized businesses (SMEs).

    This cloud based service will enable SMEs to increase business flexibility and productivity. As a multi-user accounting application, businesses can manage, track …  

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  • 03 September 2014 | South Africa

    Business parks to benefit from Internet Solution’s superfast fibre broadband

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 3 September - Internet Solutions has today announced that 50 sites across Gauteng will benefit from superfast broadband as part of its planned roll out of fibre to selected sites by the end of this year.  The company is also conducting commercial trials in Cape Town and Durban with the aim of bringing more business parks and retail outlets online by mid 2015.

    The infrastructure has been installed by Internet Solutions and will give around 50 Gauteng business …  

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  • 27 August 2014 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions increases portfolio of services with Mimecast deal

    Industry-leading information management company Mimecast continues to expand its reach into the South African and African market with its channel-focused business model that was launched in May 2012. Since that time, it has consistently grown from strength to strength by working alongside most of South Africa's largest resellers, system integrators and ISPs. The partnerships are based on the company's depth and breadth of expertise and importantly its commitment to recommending and supporting …  

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  • 15 July 2014 | Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Ghana

    Internet Solutions strengthens its African network with three new PoPs

    Internet Solutions (IS) has today announced the addition of three Points of Presence (PoPs) to its extensive network across the African continent. The company’s new PoPs in Lesotho, Swaziland and Malawi enhance IS’s network accessibility and capability to better support businesses in Africa.

    Commenting on the new PoPs, that are now in operation, Julian Sunker, IS chief operating officer said, “Internet Solutions is committed to increasing its infrastructure footprint to …  

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  • 17 June 2014 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions acquires ContinuitySA

    Johannesburg, 17 June 2014 – Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African communications services provider of IP-based connectivity, communication, data centre, cloud and carrier services has today announced that it has acquired business continuity management company ContinuitySA (CSA), for an undisclosed sum.

    The acquisition sees both IS and CSA benefit through the reciprocal leveraging of key infrastructure assets as well as professional services capability. CSA operates the largest recovery …  

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  • 10 June 2014 | South Africa

    IS first to deploy 500G Super Channels in South Africa with Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution

    Sunnyvale, Calif., and Bryanston, South Africa – April 2, 2014 – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Internet Solutions, a leading pan-African telecommunications provider, announced today the deployment of the Infinera DTN-X platform across the company’s South African long distance network. The Infinera Intelligent Transport Network solution, featuring the DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform, enables Internet Solutions to …  

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  • 03 June 2014 | South Africa

    IS increases its shareholding in AlwaysOn WiFi to 100%

    Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African communications services provider today announced that it has increased its shareholding in WiFi provider AlwaysOn to 100%, for an undisclosed sum. Internet Solutions acquired its original interest (51%) in the company in 2009. AlwaysOn provides secure WiFi internet access to over 1,400 locations in South Africa and offers roaming capabilities in over 110 countries at more than one million hotspots.WiFi is increasingly an integral and critical component to …  

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  • 03 June 2014 | South Africa

    Bigger, faster and more capacity with Internet Solutions fibre

    The need to accommodate bandwidth intensive communication applications and tools, has become a critical differentiator for most businesses today. Internet Solutions, a pan-African telecommunications provider, has made major investments in its Fibre infrastructure in South Africa and plans to further its rollout in the coming months.“South Africa’s connectivity infrastructure has seen incredible growth in the last few years and the partnerships that have been formed between service …  

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  • 23 April 2014 | South Africa

    SME evolution promoted through new bizIGNITE packages

    As businesses evolve, so does its technology requirements change. Today, Internet Solutions (IS) announces three new business bundle solutions from IS Ignite  that are designed to help SME’s sail through the various stages of growth in their business and the IT requirements they may have as a result. “For the small to medium business owner today, staying abreast of the latest technologies is often difficult if there isn’t a dedicated IT person in the business” says …  

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  • 23 April 2014 | South Africa, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    IS unlocks carrier grade ethernet and optical networks for businesses

    Internet Solutions (IS), a pan-African telecommunications provider has today announced the availability of two carrier grade services, Ethernet Private Network? (EPN) and Clear Channel, that provide direct access to IS’ undersea cable investments between South Africa and the UK. As global demand for the transfer of large amounts of data increases, many enterprises are looking for ways to control the IP routing and security, of data between their core business locations worldwide.The EPN …  

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  • 23 April 2014 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions joins the Alliance for Affordable Internet

    In a recent report released by the A4AI (Alliance for Affordable Internet) it is estimated that broadband still costs more than half of the monthly income of millions of people around the world, further entrenching the digital divide. As one of the first African network operators to join the A4AI, Internet Solutions (IS) aims to facilitate the achievement of the UN Broadband Commission’s target of entry-level broadband services, priced at less than 5% of the average monthly income, …  

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  • 23 April 2014 | South Africa

    IS boosts content streaming capabilities following Antfarm acquisition

    On the back of double digit growth of streaming media services, Internet Solutions has made a significant investment in its streaming services capabilities.

    Internet Solutions (IS) has substantially enhanced its audio and video streaming capabilities following the acquisition of a significant stake in Antfarm, a leading local streaming media service provider, for an undisclosed amount.

    According to Greg Montjoie, executive Connectivity and Carrier at IS, video content will be the key driver …  

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  • 07 April 2014 | Mozambique

    IS Mozambique supports prepaid rollout

    Internet Solutions Mozambique has embarked on the implementation of the second phase of state electricity supplier Electricidade de Moçambique’s (EDM) extensive metering and vending upgrade. Following the successful roll-out of the first phase in Maputo and surrounds, IS Mozambique in partnership with lead contractor, Itron, have now commenced implementation in the Central region of the country.

    IS Mozambique provides a unique network management solution to Itron for the EDM …  

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  • 10 February 2014 | Mauritius, Southern Africa

    Cradlestone Mall boasts country's first Carrier grade WiFi

    South Africans are set to experience the next evolution in mobile connectivity, as Internet Solutions and AlwaysOn launched the first of many carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions at Cradlestone Mall this month.

    With plans to roll-out nationwide to other key high-density retail environments within the next 12 months, as well as transport hubs like airports, carrier-grade Wi-Fi is set to revolutionise the mobile computing experience for end-users.

    According to Hayden Lamberti, business unit manager: …  

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  • 10 February 2014 | Southern Africa

    IS and Incredible Connection offer consumer broadband

    Internet Solutions (IS) and Incredible Connection have partnered to offer consumers and small businesses end-to-end DSL solutions, available via signup in-store or from the www.connection.co.za website.

    Known as Connection DSL powered by IS Ignite, the offering enables Incredible Connection customers to walk into a store, buy a router, signup for uncapped Internet and walk out connected. Throughout the process, customers are assisted and advised by expert consultants.

    “The adoption of …  

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  • 04 February 2014 | South Africa

    IS Channel Partners awarded

    The top performing regional and national Internet Solutions (IS) partners in 2013 were recognised at the annual IS Channel Partner Awards gala event, which was held last night in Johannesburg.

    Western Cape-based partner Web Africa was the big winner on the night, receiving four awards, with Vox Telecom and Stratosat Datacom retaining the prestigious wholesaler of the year and partner of the year awards, which the companies won respectively in 2012.

    According to Dean Kerr, channel manager at …  

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  • 04 February 2014 | South Africa

    IS calls for LLU action

    New Icasa draft regulations too vague, too broad to be implementable.

    Internet Solutions says that an urgently convened workshop in which all industry players work together would be the best – and fastest - way to resolve the issues currently preventing local loop unbundling (LLU) being implemented in South Africa.

    LLU would give access to Telkom’s last mile fixed line infrastructure to other communication service providers, creating competition in the market that would give …  

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  • 04 February 2014 | South Africa

    IS Ignite launches Cloud Server

    Internet Solutions (IS) Ignite has launched a public cloud solution targeted at the South African SME market. Cloud Server is affordable and flexible enough for businesses in the SME market segment, and delivers enterprise-level reliability, scalability and uptime.

    “IS has a big focus on cloud services,” says Herman Jansen van Rensburg, general manager: IS Ignite. “We’re offering both software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service. Companies today do not want to invest …  

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  • 04 February 2014 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions celebrates 20 years

    Internet Solutions, South Africa’s first corporate Internet service provider (ISP), turns 20 today (Friday 18th October 2013) – and predicts exponential growth for the Internet in South Africa and Africa.

    “Looking back at the fact that we made it possible for South African enterprises to connect and, therefore, compete at a global level, we believe that we’ve helped shape an industry that now makes a significant contribution to the economy,” says Saki Missaikos, …  

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  • 04 February 2014 | South Africa

    Internet Solutions launches Mobile Device Management

    Internet Solutions (IS) this week announced the launch of its mobile device management (MDM) solution. IS MDM assists businesses with the management of the mobile devices that their employees are using to access company resources and information.

    As smartphone use grows, so the trend to bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is making itself felt in business environments. The use of their own devices by employees poses risks to businesses, which stand to lose confidential data, or be exposed to attacks …  

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  • 04 February 2014 | South Africa

    Enterprise WiFi launches

    Dimension Data South Africa and Internet Solutions (IS) today announced the launch of Enterprise Wi-Fi, a fully managed solution that integrates a secure, enterprise WLAN deployment with the advantages of the AlwaysOn Hotspot service.

    “The need to cater for smart phone and tablet usage constitutes a significant, unplanned requirement for most enterprise LANs,” explains Brett Steingo, Innovation and Technology Manager for Connectivity at IS. “Employees and clients expect to be …  

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  • 03 February 2014 | South Africa

    IS accelerates Cloud adoption with EMC

    Internet Solutions (IS) today announced that it has extended its partnership with EMC® Corporation by joining the EMC Velocity Service Provider Program as a Gold Partner. Furthermore, IS will deliver a cost effective dual site data replication solution called Cloud Rack that leverages the strong network and data centre capabilities of IS, and is powered by EMC’s storage solutions.

    “IS has always had a strong relationship with EMC as all our data centre infrastructure runs on & …  

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  • 03 February 2014 | South Africa

    IS launches Hosted Microsoft Lync 2013

    Internet Solutions (IS) today announced that it will offer Microsoft Lync 2013, an enterprise-ready unified communications platform, as a hosted solution.

    The announcement comes at a time when mid- to enterprise-sized businesses globally are looking to mobility and unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) to improve competitiveness, enhance operational efficiency and productivity, and reduce telecommunication costs.

    According to 2013 mobile workforce adoption trends for the UK and …  

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  • 03 February 2014 | South Africa

    AccessKenya Approved

    Dimension Data today announced that its R328 million offer to acquire NSE-listed AccessKenya has gone unconditional with all the pre conditions of the offer satisfied.  Dimension Data is expected to pay shareholders who accepted the offer on 6 September, at which point Dimension Data will officially become the majority owner of the company.

    Dimension Data said that as of August 15th when the offer closed, the Group had received acceptances from shareholders owning 193,897,135 shares of …  

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  • 17 January 2014 | South Africa

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