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Relaunch for Coega ICT provider

Home Government & Municipal Relaunch for Coega ICT provider

THE Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has re-launched the Coega Technologies and Consulting business, formerly known as Coega Telecoms.

The corporation’s ICT Services Manager, Phaphama Msimang, said the aim was to improve its information and communications technology (ICT) offering to Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) tenants as well as other companies in the Eastern Cape and throughout the country.

“ICT connectivity, in one form or another, is essential to the growth and efficiency of any business, and Coega’s one-stop-shop ICT solution can offer its growing client base peace of mind in that regard,” Msimang said.

Coega Technologies and Consulting offers hosted services, connectivity collaborative services, managed security and redundancy, advanced infrastructure, and PaaS/SaaS/IaaS. The product lines include internet connectivity and telephony, two tier 3 data centres, ICT monitoring and support, ICT security and disaster recovery, equipment, space and line rentals, and software licensing.

Msimang said the 178 kilometres of fibre cabling in the SEZ currently connects more than 40 clients consuming services both within and through the data centres.

On the compliance front, the company is certified in both ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011 for IT Service Management and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 for Information Security Management.

“Through its network design, Coega Technologies and Consulting has built multiple layers of redundancy, making it possible for its clients to continue operating despite disruptions caused by the vandalism and attrition of internet service provider infrastructure across the country. This ensures uninterrupted connectivity for our customers,” he said.

The current client base includes Aspen, Discovery, Afrox, Air-Products, Vodacom, MTN, Dimension Data, BAIC SA, and Cerebos. Plans for a network equipment upgrade worth an estimated R22 million are currently underway.

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