Internet Solutions (IS) is a Pan-African telecommunications service provider to all organisations wishing to establish a presence on the African continent. The company has been providing innovative end-to-end telecom solutions and related services for more than 20 years. Today, IS is at the forefront of rapidly innovating internet protocol-based technologies to build solutions and services tailored to organisations across the African continent.

IS is geared at providing services to large public and private sector organisations, small and medium-sized organisations, and the wholesale market. The company leads in the South African enterprise access at 28 percent market share, South African enterprise hosting services at 21 percent market share, and voice over internet protocol (VOIP) services at 24 percent market share.

The company was awarded an i-ECS and an i-ECNS license in 2009 and has one of the largest VSAT (very small aperture terminal) MPLS (multiprotocol label switching) networks with over 3500 VSAT terminals across the continent with teleports in South Africa, Mozambique, Nigeria and Germany. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dimension Data and part of the NTT Group, IS has an expanded capability with 12 000m2 of data centre space across the African continent and is the largest provider of alternate last mile services in South Africa. 11 575 1000


Year founded: 1993
Founding members: Ronnie Apteker,Philip Green, Tom McWalter, Alon Apteker, David Frankel
Employees: 2 000
Memberships: Internet Service Providers’Association (ISPA), Alliance for Affordable Internet, Business South Africa
Strategic Partnerships: Cisco, Microsoft and Symantec and is the sole Symantec Hosted Services Partner for Africa.


Subsidiaries: Antfarm, AlwaysOn, Synaq
Holding company: Dimension Data
Bank: Standard Bank
Accountants: KPMG
Current customer base: Large corporates, government, SME, global carriers
Major accounts/ key clients: Bidvest, Engen, BP, Mr Price, Sun International, Growthpoint, Life Healthcare, ER24, Murray & Roberts, Avenge, Independent Electoral Commission, ACSA


Description of activity: Provider of ICT solutions and services
Products/services offered: Communications, cloud, connectivity and carrier services


Industrial standards: ISO/IEC 20000 Information Technology – Service Management certification


CSI initiatives: IS Incudata Programme, Value-based leadership – Columba Leadership programme, Community Individual Development Association (CIDA) initiative


Black empowerment level – shareholding (%): 25.1%-50% black shareholding
Gender Empowerment Level – shareholding (%): 5%-25% female shareholding
Black Empowerment Level – executive directors/senior management (%): >50.1% black executive directors
Gender empowerment level – executive directors/senior management (%): 25.1%-50% female executive directors
Black Empowerment – total staff (%): >50.1% black staff
Gender empowerment – total staff (%): 25.1%-50% female staff

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