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Internet Solutions (IS) is the leading African Internet Protocol-based Communications Service Provider. IS strives to offer a superior client service experience for client and partner organisations. IS is a wholly owned division of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa, itself a subsidiary of Dimension Data, a global systems integrator. -

Since inception in 1993, IS has been at the forefront of telecommunications innovation. As the first commercial ISP in South Africa, IS today has the most stable, resilient and redundant network available and the widest and most innovative scope of service offerings. IS offers:

* Connectivity: linking organisations internally and externally.
* Communications: linking people - media, access and device rich person-to-person communications.
* Cloud: locating systems - sourcing and situating computing resources and content optimally.
* Carrier: solving the last mile dilemma.

IS provides its services to small, medium, and large organisations in the public and private sector and to the consumer market through its wholesale offerings. IS provides services to more than 80% of companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. IS targets the African market as well as African organisations connecting globally and global organisations connecting to Africa. IS has significant investments across the East Coast (Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Mauritius and Tanzania) and the West Coast (Nigeria, Angola and Ghana).

As the trusted partner in IP-based solutions, IS has the best of breed internal expertise to provide leading solutions that meet our clients' business needs. IS employs 1,300 people who do nothing but live the Internet Protocol every day. As a trusted advisor IS continuously re-defines its solutions to solve business problems and to enable clients to communicate differently and more effectively. Innovation and agility remain at the core of the IS business and this means that while we are big enough to ensure consistent reliability and innovation, we remain small enough to adapt to market requirements.

IS solutions and services are built on a world-class, secure and resilient infrastructure, delivered according to global best practices and in partnership with the world's leading technology vendors, such as Cisco, Microsoft and Symantec. IS is a Microsoft Gold Partner and is the first company outside of the US to be certified as a Cisco Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). IS is the Symantec Hosted Services Partner for Africa. IS embraces open source technology and partners with leading local and international companies to deliver business ready Linux and open source solutions.

IS maintains its own tier one international network and its own network nodes in North America, Europe and Asia, where it interconnects with the foremost Internet backbone providers. IS lands this international bandwidth at multiple points in Africa. IS has more than 7000 m2 of data centre space in South Africa and small and growing data centres in East and West Africa and in Europe.

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1993 - IS founded
1994 - IS installs first fibre optic link from South Africa to the USA (SAT2) -
1995 - IS forms trusted network solutions – South Africa's first network security business -
1996 - Dimension Data acquires 25% stake in IS -
1997 - Dimension Data sets up Omnilink VPN services network (IS starts IP based VPN services) -
1998 - IS 100th corporate customer connects -
2000 - IS installs first 45Mbps T3 international link to USA (reaches over 100Mbps of bandwidth capacity) IS and Omnilink merge IS MPLS VPN launched Dimension Data acquires 60% stake in IS
2001 - IS launches South Africa's first unified messaging service -
2002 - IS move to The Campus and establishes its second state of the art Internet Data Centre (IDC) IS celebrates Cisco Powered Network Certification for Managed Security Services (a first outside the US)
2003 - IS celebrates 10 years IS exceeds 200Mbps of international bandwidth and 155Mbps into Africa via SAT3 IS' partnership with BT, AT&T, Cable and Wireless and Masergy creates an additional 7200Mbps of international bandwidth availability
2004 - IS becomes the only service provider with 4 separate mediums of connectivity out of South Africa -
2005 - IS focuses on convergence, launching VoIS New PoPs established in Germany, Ghana, Nigeria, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, and Hong Kong -
2006 - Dimension Data acquires 100% stake in IS IS launches broadband services IS Kenya is launched IS reaches an international bandwidth capacity of 1.6Gbps -
2008 - IS launches Nigeria and Ghana IS exceeds 3.5Gbps of international and 18.143Tbps of national backbone bandwidth -
2009 - IS awarded i-ECS and i-ECNS licence IS Mozambique is launched
2010 - IS exceeds 1 Petabyte of DSL traffic IS partners with Symantec Hosted Services to provide Mail Filter and Mail Archiving Solutions IS launches Hosted IP PBX IS launches Fixed Mobile Convergence IS partners with Cell C - The first service provider to offer a Cell C 4G service to the Corporate and Channel Partner markets Facebook Cover
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IS Opens Upgraded IDC in Cape Town - Converged communications services provider Internet Solutions ( announced on Wednesday it opened its upgraded International Data Centre in Cape Town, Johannesburg.
The 800 square meter power room, installed by Dimension Data, provides increased capacity to ensure 100 percent uptime for IS customers. An additional 300 square meter data center space is planned for September."After the power outages experienced in Cape Town during last year we wanted to ensure we could maintain IS' 100 percent uptime record and this called for an upgrade to our power plant," says Greg Montjoie, manager for Hosted Solutions at IS. With no disruption to customer services during the nine-month project, Dimension Data installed three 250KVA generators, nine 400KVA uninterrupted power supplies, two 9,000 liter diesel tanks and two cooling towers weighing 10 tons each. The power upgrade is expected to meet IS' needs for at least the next 10 years, says Montjoie. [search all news]

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About: Internet Solutions (IS) is a Pan-African telecoms service provider to public and private sector organisations that have, or want to establish a presence on the African continent. We have been providing innovative end-to-end telco solutions and related services for more than 20 years.

Today, IS is at the forefront of Internet Protocol-based technologies and we build solutions and services tailored to the increasingly complex demands of organisations across the enterprise, public sector, global carrier and growing small-to-medium business sectors.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Dimension Data Group and part of NTT, IS leverages its infrastructure and global footprint to support organisations with the rapid deployment of emerging technologies.

Headquarted in South Africa, we have operating offices in Mozambique, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana and the UK. We also have international PoPs (Point of Presence) in New York, London, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore as well as 56 PoPs [...]

Internet Solutions (est. 1993) is a Privately Held entity having 8624 followers on LinkedIn and 1001-5000 employees, industry Information Technology & Services.
No official account on Google+ yet! Blog First blog from Nov, 2016, with total 17 articles, language en-us. See recent blogs summary posts:
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- How Skylight from IS is Changing Cloud Computing in SA - SkyLight is the James Bond of the cloud computing world: always relevant but ever-changing to adapt to your IT business needs. This first-of-its-kind aggregated cloud solution gives you, the user, ...

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