Link Africa, one of the leading cost-effective independent fibre network operators in South Africa, has announced that it has acquired BitCo Telecoms, a leading provider of business wireless and voice over IP solutions.

The acquisition will enable Link Africa to expand its product portfolio, customer base, and network coverage across the country.

Link Africa is known for its patented fibre optic cable technology, FOCUS™, which allows the company to deploy fibre infrastructure in water and sewer systems, without disrupting the surface.

Furthermore, it is a well-established telecommunications company that specialises in providing high-speed internet and connectivity solutions to businesses, residential areas, and various institutions across South Africa.

With a focus on bringing reliable internet access to underserved and remote areas, Link Africa has already made a name for itself as a leader in the industry.

With a loyal and diverse customer base, ranging from SMEs to large enterprises, BitCo Telecoms, on the other hand, has a strong presence in the business and enterprise sectors, offering a range of services such as fixed line, data connectivity, voice solutions, and cloud services.

BitCo Telecoms also provides cloud security and SDWAN solutions, as well as a robust network core.

Outgoing CEO of Bitco, Jarryd Chatz expressed his gratitude for the time he served – “It has truly been an incredible journey building and expanding BitCo Telecoms over the past decade.”

“I extend a heartfelt thank you to the remarkable BitCo team; your collective efforts have been nothing short of phenomenal.”

“I couldn’t have achieved this without each and every one of you. While bidding farewell fills me with sadness, I am eagerly anticipating the continued growth and success of both BitCo and Link Africa in the competitive telecom arena.”

“These two companies will undoubtedly spur each other on to greater heights of excellence.”

The acquisition will bring together the complementary strengths and capabilities of both companies, creating a stronger and more diversified telecommunications provider.

Enhanced Service Offerings & Network Infrastructure:

The acquisition of Bitco enables Link Africa to provide a wider range of services to an even larger customer base using its current robust network infrastructure.

Bitco Telecoms’ established presence in the business and enterprise sectors complements Link Africa’s extensive fibre presence, creating a more comprehensive service portfolio.

Increased Competition & Accelerated Growth:

The acquisition will likely intensify competition in the market. This increased competition may lead to improved services, competitive pricing, and better options for consumers and businesses, ultimately benefiting the end-users.

With this strategic acquisition, Link Africa is poised to accelerate its growth and expansion plans creating opportunities for further development and innovation.

The CEO of Link Africa, Imran Abbas, said: “We are delighted to welcome BitCo Telecoms to the Link Africa family.”

“This acquisition is a strategic move that will allow us to offer more value and choice to our customers, as well as to grow our market share and presence in the telecommunications industry.”

“We believe that by combining our strengths and resources, we will be able to deliver better and faster services, as well as to innovate and create new solutions for the future.”

Link Africa’s acquisition of Bitco Telecoms is a transformative move that promises to reshape the telecommunications landscape in South Africa and beyond.

With an expanded network, enhanced service offerings, and increased competition, this strategic acquisition is set to benefit both consumers and businesses.

In an ever-evolving sector, Link Africa’s decision to join forces with Bitco Telecoms is a testament to its commitment to meet the growing demand for high-quality connectivity solutions.

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