Internet Solutions, reportedly
"Looking back at the fact that we made it possible for South African enterprises to connect and, therefore, compete at a global level, we believe that we've helped shape an industry that now makes a significant contribution to the economy," says Saki Missaikos, Internet Solutions managing director.
"While that's quite an achievement, it also imposes a tremendous responsibility, in that we have to ensure that
"We agree with recent international moves towards declaring access to the internet a basic human right. We call it the fourth utility. It's as vital to society's productive functioning as electricity, water, and sanitation.
"But, internet penetration in
How it started...
When Internet Solutions was founded in 1993, there were fewer than one million GSM mobile phone subscribers globally. The world's first SMS had been sent only the year before. Revolutionary Internet platforms and brands, such as
However, three young students from
Internet Solutions has always maintained its ethos of enabling organisations to operate more effectively and, overall, making a society a better place. It has done so through staying ahead of technology curves in terms of its own network backbone but also by recruiting the best and most adventurous minds in the business.
Missaikos was one of the company's first recruits and attracted the founders' attention because he had written a thesis on what was then a new technology, TCP/IP, and went on to become the standard for internet connectivity.
"In essence, we started by pioneering the architecture of
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