Telkom and Business Connexion have launched BCX, positioned as an end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider.
The new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, is “uniquely suited to support businesses throughout the continent as they seek to digitalise business operations”, according to a company statement.
“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 claimed to be the first brand in Africa that can offer end-to-end ICT solutions from a single provider.
“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.”
BCX will in future focusing on 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.