Namibia: Paratus Telecom purchases Vox Telecom


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Talks between the two organisations commenced in 2013.

Vox Telecom has concluded the sale of its Namibian operation to Paratus Telecom. The deal was made for an undisclosed amount and includes all assets and full staff complement.

Talks between the two organisations commenced in 2013, with a view to combining the best of breed voice services offered by Vox Telecom Namibia, with Paratus Telecom’s established data network and infrastructure.

Jacques du Toit, CEO of Vox Telecom, stated that: “The synergies of the two companies can only be seen as a positive, bringing to the Namibian market competitive, comprehensive and complementary telecommunications services.”

Spurred on by an increasingly competitive telecommunications landscape presented by the mobile and fixed line operators not only in Namibia, but across pan-Africa, makes this sale a significant win for Paratus Telecom; and enhances its product and service offering by integrating a voice capability with its already world-class data network.  Vox Telecom Namibia customers will also see the benefit of a single vendor for voice and data services.

Barney Harmse, group CEO for Paratus Telecom stated that: “Three years ago, we started on a transition phase aimed at evolving us from being a traditional ISP into a fully-fledged telecommunications operator.  The finalisation of this acquisition completes this growth phase for Paratus Telecoms.”

According to the company, the acquisition of Vox Telecom Namibia will create a diversified product and services portfolio that can be delivered to the African continent and Paratus Telecom’s corporate market.

“Aside from the additional spectrum of technology offerings we have now obtained, we have acquired something much more valuable – people and human capital,” adds Harmse.

“This acquisition enables us to take full responsibility for the capabilities and experience we sell. We look forward to being even more proficient in the future,” Harmse concluded.

Staff Writer