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New year brings new and improved technologies

New year brings new and improved technologies

Every year starts with excitement as many new tech trends and technologies emerge that are fast changing the way we work and interact with others. In fact, technology is revolutionising the way we do business.

Cloud-based communications has proven to be a substantial driving force in the modern world. It has given the workplace improved operational system capability, flexibility and simplicity. It has completely overhauled business telephony.

Euphoria director John Woollam believes that as we move into 2019 this is the best time to get your business heading in the right direction.

“That means choosing a business telco provider that can give you a competitive advantage by giving you the best service, leading tech and saving you money, all in one comprehensive package,” he said.

Euphoria is an innovative, cloud-based, cost effective business telephone system that offers unprecedented control and automated operational efficiency. It boasts a built-in Telephone Management System (TMS) that provides in-depth insights into any business. Companies can now assess their call costs and determine exactly which users and departments are costing them the most.

He said Euphoria can save customers up to 50% on their monthly business phone spend. “More importantly, there are no more unnecessary long-term contracts, high call costs and opaque billing. We’re so confident in our system and service that we don’t need to tie our customers into lengthy 3 – 5 year contracts – our agreements are month-to-month.”

“Our system can be easily adjusted in real-time without any new hardware requirements or getting stuck with expensive hardware that you’ve paid for but no longer need. The flexibility we give you means increased peace of mind in turbulent economic times,” he added.

Furthermore, he said Euphoria offers a host of other useful benefits that one can activate without having to rely on anyone else. These include complaint call recording and setting budget limits on extensions – which you can switch on and off at the click of a mouse.

“We are proud that our very first customer, Altech Isis, is still with 8 years after we first launched the company in 2011. We think that is great testament to the kind of service we offer. They joined us on a month-to-month contract and nearly a decade later they are still here. That speaks volumes,” he concluded.


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Following reverse listing, public can now acquire shareholding in Paratus Namibia


20 February 2020, Windhoek, Namibia: Paratus Namibia Holdings (PNH) was founded as Nimbus Infrastructure Limited (“Nimbus”), Namibia’s first Capital Pool Company listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (“NSX”).

Although targeting an initial capital raising of N$300 million, Nimbus nonetheless managed to secure funding to the value of N$98 million through its CPC listing. With a mandate to invest in ICT infrastructure in sub-Sahara Africa, it concluded management agreements with financial partner Cirrus and technology partner, Paratus Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd (“Paratus Namibia”).

Paratus Namibia Managing Director, Andrew Hall

Its first investment was placed in Paratus Namibia, a fully licensed communications operator in Namibia under regulation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN). Nimbus has since been able to increase its capital asset base to close to N$500 million over the past two years.

In order to streamline further investment and to avoid duplicating potential ICT projects in the market between Nimbus and Paratus Namibia, it was decided to consolidate the operations.

Publishing various circulars to shareholders, Nimbus took up a 100% shareholding stake in Paratus Namibia in 2019 and proceeded to apply to have its name changed to Paratus Namibia Holdings with a consolidated board structure to ensure streamlined operations between the capital holdings and the operational arm of the business.

This transaction was approved by the Competitions Commission as well as CRAN, following all the relevant regulatory approvals as well as the necessary requirements in terms of corporate governance structures.

Paratus Namibia has evolved as a fully comprehensive communications operator in Namibia and operates as the head office of the Paratus Group in Africa. Paratus has established a pan-African footprint with operations in six African countries, being: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zambia.

The group has achieved many successes over the years of which more recently includes the building of the Trans-Kalahari Fibre (TKF) project, which connects from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) eastward through Namibia to Botswana and onward to Johannesburg. The TKF also extends northward through Zambia to connect to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which made Paratus the first operator to connect the west and east coast of Africa under one Autonomous System Number (ASN).

This means that Paratus is now “exporting” internet capacity to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Botswana, the DRC with more countries to be targeted, and through its extensive African network, Paratus is well-positioned to expand the network even further into emerging ICT territories.

PNH as a fully-listed entity on the NSX, is therefore now the 100% shareholder of Paratus Namibia thereby becoming a public company. PNH is ready to invest in the future of the ICT environment in Namibia. The public is therefore invited and welcome to acquire shares in Paratus Namibia Holdings by speaking to a local stockbroker registered with the NSX. The future is bright, and the opportunities are endless.