Information & Communication Technology
AfriNIC is a non-governmental and not-for-profit membership based organisation spearheading Internet technology and policy development in the Africa region. Afrinic's main role is to serve the Africa region as Regional Internet Registry, serving the African community by providing professional and efficient management of Internet Number Resources, supporting Internet technology usage and development, and promoting a participative and multi-stakeholder approach to Internet self governance.
FCT Technologies (Pty) Ltd specialises in the supply and support of GSM Fixed Wireless solutions to both Fixed Line and Mobile Networks on the African continent. FCT's range of GSM voice, fax and 3G data products are currently being supplied to Networks and ISP's in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Uganda, and Tanzania. FCT Technologies is based in Johannesburg. FCT's logistics, warehousing and servicing support processesensure smooth and seamless processing of their client's requirements. Client services include: customisation of product and packaging, on site training, full range of accessories, solar power solutions and a repair faciltiy.
Liquid Telecom is a leading independent data, voice and Internet Service provider, specialising in supplying wholesale satellite and international carrier services to independent mobile and fixed telecom operators in developing countries. Liquid Telecom owns and operates multiple satellite ground facilities in the UK, Botswana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Somalia, Burundi, Niger and Kenya, utilising three satellite transponders. Liquid Telecom's worldwide hub is located in London, UK and serves as an additional point from which the company provides interconnections to telecom operators worldwide. Liquid Telecom provides a complete range of wholesale international carrier services, serving the needs of independent operators wishing to establish multiple links between their network and the rest of the world.
Poynting Holdings Ltd, an international telecom group, currently employing over 138 people, has its roots in an electromagnetic consulting business, first established by Dr Andre Fourie in 1990 at Wits University under the name Givati Fourie and Associates. In 1997, Givati Fourie and Associates underwent a restructure, as part of which Poynting was incorporated on 11th July 1997 with the name CCG042 Investments (Proprietary) Limited to conduct business as designers and manufacturers of antennas including, inter alia, Radio Frequency Identification tag design and antenna production. In 2001, Poynting Antennas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Poynting, was formed and Poynting moved to its current premises in Wynberg, Sandton 2004. In late 2004, Poynting Antennas divided its activities into two divisions: The Commercial Antenna Division, which manufactures low cost antennas for wireless and cellular end-user antenna applications, and the Defence and Specialised Antenna Division, which focuses on Electronic Warfare antennas mainly for direct or indirect export to international defence customers.
Telkom at a glance
Telkom, a significant player on the African continent, is one of the largest communication services providers in Africa and a Forbes Top 2000 Company. The JSE listed Company, has evolved into a highly competitive Group with its focus on servicing customers and creating value for stakeholders. Our value proposition includes our range of offerings to the mobility environment. We are determined to expand our broadband penetration by increasing the differentiation aspects of our broadband offerings and plan to introduce converged digital media and various devices to enable the "digital home". In the business market, we aim to become the provider of choice for connectivity. The technology backbone of Telkom is our Next Generation Network.