by Staff Writer
South African-based IT group Business Connexion has been rebranded as “BCX” months after it was bought by telecoms giant Telkom. The acquisition was finalised in 2015.
Founded in 1996, BCX emerged as one of the most innovative and profitable tech firms in South Africa with a massive footprint across the African continent, which is why Telkom came calling in an R2.7 billion deal.
The company delisted on the JSE on 24 August 2015.
“The launch of BCX is truly the beginning of a new chapter of digitalisation for Africa,” said Isaac Mophatlane, CEO of BCX.
“This new brand is the culmination of the vision my late brother and I had when we started Business Connexion more than 20 years ago.”
BCX is built from the foundation of Telkom Business’s deep knowledge of infrastructure and Business Connexion’s expertise in providing customised ICT solutions for its customers. BCX is now the first brand in Africa that can offer end-to-end ICT solutions from a single provider.
Digitalisation is becoming a top priority for businesses throughout Africa. It’s becoming clearer than ever that companies that do not invest in digital solutions will be left behind as the business landscape continues to evolve. BCX provides a clear roadmap for companies throughout Africa to embrace digitalisation and be prepared to serve both their current and future customers.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled about the launch of BCX,” said Sipho Maseko, Telkom Group CEO.
“BCX will address the technology and telecommunications needs of South African companies, both within their domestic market and as they expand into Africa and beyond the continent. It will leverage the company’s expertise to further address the technology and telecommunications requirements of companies in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.”
The launch of BCX is the final step in the integration of Telkom Business and Business Connexion.
BCX will continue to fall under the umbrella of the larger Telkom Group, but will operate as its own business unit serving the enterprise space. All BCX employees fall under the purview of the new brand and all physical office spaces will reflect the new brand name. Additionally, all existing customer contracts will be covered by the new BCX entity.
“BCX now unites all our employees under one cohesive brand,” continued Mophatlane. “To best serve our customers, it’s imperative that our employees are one united team and this new branding achieves that goal. We are retaining our roots but launching a new look and feel that brings us all together.”
Moving forward, BCX is focusing on catering to customer needs and offering cutting edge solutions specifically for cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, converged connectivity and business mobility, security, the internet of things, and big data analytics.