From small beginnings to regional growth

July 31st, 2015, Published in Articles: EngineerIT

Eugene Le Roux, President and MD , NEC Africa, Israel Skosana, Chairman of XON and Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON.

Eugene le Roux, president and MD, NEC Africa; Israel Skosana, XON chairman and Carel Coetzee, CEO of XON.

NEC Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has invested in XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group. The two organisations will have an integrated market approach that will combine their local expertise in the region to provide greater business coverage in the sub-Sahara African market and accelerate regional growth for both companies in the telecoms, government, enterprise and energy sectors. The two companies have explored joint sub-Sahara Africa business opportunities forr the past 18 months and identified many areas of collaboration.

XON designs, builds and operates high performance networks for customers in the fixed and mobile network, public sector, retail and financial services industries and provides managed and outsourcing services. XON is a level 2 B-BBEE business. Solutions will now include NEC’s microwave backhaul, indoor and outdoor 3G/LTE small cells and NetCracker operational and billing support systems (OSS/BSS) and the portfolio of NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV solutions.  XON can now offer total end to end networking solutions from the access layer, transmission, IP core routing and switching including SDN and NFV solutions, security right through to the management and billing platform provided by NetCracker. NEC and XON jointly carry a wide footprint across Africa to better support, service and maintain wherever their customers operate. The NEC products and solutions complement XON’s current solutions and services and XON in turn is positioned to bring these world-class products and services to the African continent.

Contact Craig Butterworth, NEC Display Solutions, Tel 011 918-6449,

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