29 C
Saturday, October 31, 2020
- Advertisement -

Inq. Acquires Vodacom’s Nigerian Operations in Nigeria


#EndSARS Protest: A Fundamental Lesson in Democratic Governance – By Bola Ahmed Tinubu

I heavily grieve for those who have lost their lives or been injured during the period of these protests. My deepest sympathies...

#EndSARS Protests: Nigeria’s President Could Have Prevented Escalation of Violence but Poured Oil on the Fire Through His Silence – By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu...

Located in the central regions of Nigeria’s Delta State, Ughelli is a sleepy city in the Western Niger Delta and the unlikely...

We Must Get Children Back to Learning – But Business As Usual is Not an Option By Jutta Urpilainen and Henrietta Fore

A global joint op-ed by the EU and UNICEF on education for children “One child, one teacher, one book,...

Subjecting Anti-SARS Agitation to Political Interpretation is Jejune Partisan Stimulus By Chris Okotie

Chairman Mao once posited that if the people no longer fear your power, it is because another power is on its way....

Convergence Partners’ subsidiary, Inq. (formerly Synergy Communications), has acquired Vodacom Business Africa’s operations in Nigeria.

Convergence says that the company now total ownership of Vodacom units in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire and is in talks to acquire Vodacom’s operations in Cameroon where it awaits regulatory approvals to complete the deal.

Vodacom Nigeria was established as Gateway Business Africa (GBA), a provider of pan-African data hosting services and telecommunications services in 42 sub-Saharan countries.

Gateway Business was formerly a division of Gateway Communications, which was acquired by the Vodacom Group in December 2008 for $675m

In March 2010, as part of Vodafone Global Enterprise, Gateway Business Services won a Five Year Contract[4] to provide Deutsche Post DHL with a managed network.

In August 2010 Gateway Business Africa launched wireless broadband in six states of Nigeria, to be rolled out across the whole of Nigeria.

In June 2012, Vodacom sold some of the business units of Vodacom Business Africa to PCCW Global, a company controlled by Hong-Kong tycoon Li Ka-Shing.

The acquisition of Vodacom’s Nigeria unit has expanded Inq.’s regional footprint as a leading enterprise solutions provider to twelve cities in seven countries across Africa including its existing operations in Botswana, Malawi and South Africa with additional investment in Mozambique.

Inq’s chief executive Valentine Chime said, “COVID-19 has accelerated digital transformation, and Inq. is perfectly positioned to deliver intelligent connectivity through seamless delivery of cloud and digital services and technologies to our clients. We are about simpler, seamless solutions.”

According to him, Inq now has operations in major African cities of Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano, Gaborone, Lusaka, Ndola, Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Abidjan and Johannesburg, the inq. team prides itself on global best practice methodologies customised to local customs in each of the 16 cities, covering different sectors including banking, oil and gas, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), mining, health, real estate, information technologies, public sector and logistics.

“Under the Inq. banner, the company will embark on the next phase of building a unified Pan-African cloud and digital service provider, bringing to market a very relevant suite of next-generation technology solutions in the fields of Edge AI, SD-WAN/NFV and Cloud,” he added.

Domiciled in Mauritius, Inq. Holdings Limited is a subsidiary of Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund, a fund dedicated solely to communications infrastructure and related services and technologies across Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Business Profiles

Theresa Ekong

Theresa Ekong is the Acting Head of Compliance at Providus Bank. She has over 18 years industry experience cutting across banking Operations,...

Mark Oguh

Mark has 22 years experience in the Banking industry covering Operations, Audit and Financial Control. He is also a...

Aina Amah

Aina Amah is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos and an MBA from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She...

Uyi Osagie

Uyi Osagie is the Chief Financial Officer of Allianz Nigeria. He joined Allianz as Financial Controller from 2014 and rose through the...

Usen Udoh

Usen Udoh is the Group Chief Human Resources Officer of the Dangote Group where he oversees a team of busines unit human...