Internet Solutions’ subsidiary, Always On, in partnership with Samsung Electronics, will provide all new and existing Samsung smart device users with 1GB of free Wi-Fi access per month for 12 months, at more than 1200 AlwaysOn hotspots around South Africa.
Specialised Microsoft and mobile application development company, 3fifteen played a central role in the development of a Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 application that allowed golfing fans to stay on top of the latest news and scores during the Dimension Data Pro-Am golf tournament. 3fifteen is a subsidiary of Convergence Partners’ investee company, Britehouse.
Internet Solutions has rolled out one of the largest next generation LMDS networks in Africa using Intracom Telecom’s innovative point-to-multi-point wireless system, supplied and installed by Communication Solutions (Comsol). The new platform will enhance Internet Solutions’ network coverage and offer high-quality, reliable broadband services to its corporate subscribers in South Africa. The solution design and supply was undertaken by Comsol, a company with a proven track record in a comprehensive range of services in wireless networking.
On 21 February 2013, a high profile gathering of Johannesburg’s innovators, entrepreneurs and thought leaders marked the official opening and launch of JoziHub. JoziHub, situated at the vibrant 44 Stanley, Milpark, Johannesburg precinct is poised to transform the city’s technology industry by connecting potential entrepreneurs and developers with the critical resources they need.
Dimension Data, a Convergence Partners’ investee, has been recognised as the leading provider of IT services to the South African market by IT market research and advisory firm IDC. In IDC’s South African IT Services Market 2012-2016 Forecast and Vendor Shares report released in September 2012, Dimension Data is positioned as the leading IT services provider in South Africa in 2011, with an estimated 14.4% market share.
Convergence Partners’ investee company, Internet Solutions, is still keen on deploying an LTE network on the assumption that the spectrum allocation process is equitable and makes commercial sense. This is according to Raj Wanniappa, executive of carrier services at Internet Solutions.
Internet Solutions (IS) Mozambique, rated one of the top ISPs in the country, has rolled out its first comprehensive point-of-presence (PoP) network in the 4 main remote locations in Mozambique. Located in the economically booming mining exploration regions of Tete, Niassa, Zambesia and Manica in the far northern part of the country, the additional MPLS PoPs further accelerate IS’ dynamic and vast penetration into the Mozambique business market.
FibreCo Telecommunications, a joint venture between Cell C, Convergence Partners and Internet Solutions, has passed the halfway mark of the first link of its R5-billion national fibre-optic broadband network. The company said that the construction of 600 km of the targeted 1 000 km stretch from Johannesburg, through Bloemfontein, to East London has been completed.