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Nov 01, 2007

DiData buys African communications firm

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JSE-listed ICT firm Dimension Data has bought Accelon, an African communications services company operating in Nigeria and Ghana, for an undisclosed amount, it said on Thursday.

Accelon offers broadband services, ranging from internet access to data and voice communication solutions to large enterprises, government and public sector agencies.

"The Accelon acquisition has been structured in line with Dimension Data’s and Internet Solutions' African strategy of focusing on local empowerment through local ownership. The acquisition also aligns to Dimension Data's and Internet Solutions' strategic intent of increasing our presence, and our solutions and services offerings, in Sub-Saharan Africa," Dimension Data Middle East & Africa CEO Allan Cawood commented.

The existing management team would be joined by Vernon van Rooyen who has been appointed COO. He joins Accelon from Internet Solutions, a division of Dimension Data.

"The demand for telecommunications in West Africa is increasing rapidly and this demand from a volume perspective is accompanied by an increasing demand for quality telecommunications solutions and services," GM for Internet Solutions Jacques Rautenbach said.

The acquisition is subject to the finalisation of regulatory requirements.

Edited by: Creamer Media Reporter
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