ITC deepens African presence
BUSINESS| Oct. 17, 2012, 7:49 a.m.
ITC Global, a global provider of enterprise grade satellite communication services to mining, energy and maritime businesses, has completed its acquisition of Spidersat Communications , an integrator of global communications solutions focused on providing mission critical satellite-based communication services for mining, exploration, and mining services companies operating in Africa.
The combined companies aim to provide the most seamless coverage, service, and local support available in Africa for mining and mining-related customers.
"I am incredibly excited to begin our partnership with Spidersat and further develop our presence globally," said Joseph Spytek , co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of ITC Global. "Spidersat's footprint across Africa, coupled with ITC Global's existing presence and outstanding quality of service, will allow ITC Global greater access to markets where we can provide significant value and expertise to new and existing customers."
Spidersat is a corporate communications provider in Africa, and provides custom networks and bandwidth access to enterprise customers throughout Africa. Spidersat is headquartered in Tanzania and has additional offices and technical support personnel in Ghana, Mwanza, Accra, Perth and Belmont, Western Australia.
Spidersat offers a broad range of services locally in Africa, including fixed VSAT solutions and mobile satellite solutions, and has many years of experience of deploying reliable communication solutions within some of the most remote areas of Africa.
MORE BUSINESS NEWS
DHL to invest millions of Euros across SSA in 2015DHL plans to invest millions in upgrading its shipment handling systems and facilities in SSA this year. Read More
Ebenezer Asante to assume CEO role of MTN GhanaEbenezer Twum Asante will officially assume the position of Chief Executive Officer for MTN Ghana, effective 1st July, 2015. Read More
Nomanini scales West African footprint with Transaction Solutions partnershipSouth African-based portable Point of Sale (PoS) service provider Nomanini has signed an exclusive agreement with Transactions Solutions Ghana Limited to substantially scale numbers of its cloud-based PoS terminals in Ghana. Read More
Online procurement system for East Africa goes liveKenyan IT start-up M-Tenders Systems has created East Africa’s first live online procurement system, www.m-tenders.com. Read More
Customer experience starts with staff experienceCompanies seeking to improve customer experience to boost business may be overlooking a critical component in the mix: staff, says new Interactive Intelligence research. Read More
MasterCard, Ecobank Group to accelerate e-payment in SSAEcobank, Africa’s largest bank by geographical reach, will roll out MasterCard payment solutions to millions of its customers in Africa. Read More
Travellers more tech savvy78% of global travellers are using digital information while planning their trips; 66% resorting to digital sources for travel tips at the destination, says Visa. Read More
Standard Chartered appoints Chief Innovation OfficerStandard Chartered Bank says it has appointed Ms Anju Patwardhan as the Bank’s first Group Chief Innovation Officer, effective 1 July 2015. Read More
Cameroon: a well-kept investment secretThe investment opportunities in Cameroon are wide open, believes Africa strategy advisor for Moore Stephens, Jeff Blackbeard, who recently met with Cameroonian Prime Minister Philémon Yang. Read More
FEATURED STORYIHS plans to inject fresh $500m to grow capacity
Mohammed Darwish, managing director of IHS Towers, says the firm will soon inject another $500million into the business after raising some $2.5billion to finance expansion drives. Darwish spoke with biztecafrica.com in Lagos.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAs curtain falls on MDGs, what next?
Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, president of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre, speaks to Biztechafrica about setting smart targets.