Paratus Group’s Ambitious Expansion Plans to Double Revenue and Transform African Connectivity

Paratus Group’s extensive initiatives span new data centers, fiber networks, satellite services, and cross-border connectivity.

With the stated objective to double its revenue in the next five years, the pan-African telco and network services provider, Paratus Group announces some key interventions that will ensure this goal is realised.

  • Further expansion focusing on Central and West Africa within the next three to five years.
  • Roll out of the global distribution and sales/services agreements with partners in various African countries to provide LEO satellite services to remote, rural and under-served regions and communities across the continent.
  • Providing LEO, MEO and GEO services across the continent
  • Completion, in Q4 of 2023, of the new Paratus teleport in South Africa
  • Construction of its second teleport in Luanda, Angola to create a Paratus connectivity hub for the region is due for completion in October 2023.
  • The building of a fifth Data Center (DC) in Angola will be the largest in that country.  Construction will be complete by Q2 of 2024.
  • The last leg of the Trans Kalahari Network, with cross border links from Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, and Zambia, will be completed in November 2023.
  • Opening of the Paratus fiber superhighway from southern Africa to the world in Q4 of 2023.
  • Further expansion focussing on Central and West Africa within the next 3 to 5 years.
  • Cementing its presence in the Oil and Gas industry by offering bespoke one-stop communications services for onshore and offshore communications (Paratus exhibited at the Gas & Energy Summit & Exhibition in Maputo, Mozambique and Africa Oil Week in Cape Town in September and October respectively).
  • Completion in Q1 2024 of the META/Paratus fiber network in Zambia to provide connectivity to 10 towns and cities in that country.
  • Consolidating its expansion into the Democratic Republic of Congo with GBS (Global Broadband Solutions
  • Establishment of the first cross-border links from anywhere in Mozambique to South Africa and beyond.
  • Further strengthening of its landing of the Equiano subsea cable in Namibia with open services to provide 20 times more capacity in the region.
  • Overall, providing a seamless connectivity service for its customers anywhere on the continent backed by round-the-clock support by trained technicians and experts.

Since it first began doing business in Angola back in 2003, Paratus Group has been committed to developing Africa’s quality network.  Among the group’s achievements already are that: it has built and runs its own network infrastructure; has operating companies in seven southern African countries with satellite connectivity in a further 35 countries on the continent; has points of presence (PoPs) in the US, the UK and Europe; and has built and runs four internationally accredited Data Centers in three African countries.

While we are justifiably proud of our achievements so far, we’re just getting started and the best is yet to come.  Not only do we have the right foundations, the backbone, and the know-how, but also the right people and the full-on intent to make real our vision.  With so many interventions in place already, our expansion and our aim is to transform Africa through exceptional infrastructure and service are already well underway.

Our service is unequalled in Africa and our network is super-charged by speed, capacity, power, and robust infrastructure all of which ensures our customers are 100% connected all the time. We believe that fast, safe and ubiquitous connectivity is the essential force that will make Africa great, and this is critically important if Africa is to thrive and compete equally on the world stage.

Schalk Erasmus, CEO, Paratus Group

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