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Our History

2012 and beyond — We're now part of PCCW Global, with access to a global footprint covering more than 1,800 cities in 120 countries and a broader product portfolio spanning voice, data and managed telecoms services.

2012 — We expand our network services into the Middle East and North Africa, and open an office in Beirut.

2011 — We build a fiber network to connect landlocked SADC countries to subsea capacity.

2011 — For the 4th consecutive year, Gateway Communications beats competition to win Best Pan African Wholesaler.

2010 — We launch the Gateway Online Voice platform, a wholesale prepaid carrier grade voice service into Africa.

2010 — As SEACOM's foundation customer we connect businesses across Africa to high-speed internet.

2010 — DVBS2 upgrade is completed on the core satellite network, increasing reliability and efficiency.

2008 — We revolutionize Africa's mobile internet market with IPJetDirect, a high speed IP transit service for MNOs.

2008 — Gateway Communications is acquired by Vodacom Group (part of Vodafone) as key strategic partner in Africa.

2007 — We accelerate our growth and planned investment through acquisition of GS Telecom.

2006 — Our network is extended to the African island communities of the Seychelles and Madagascar.

2005 — We acquire Link Africa from Celtel International.

2002 — FirstNet and Gateway IP merge to form Gateway Communications

1999 — Gateway IP launched in the UK, offering carrier grade wholesale voice services between Africa and the rest of the world

1993 — FirstNet links to global service provider BT and offers first international frame relay links to Africa

1992 — FirstNet launched after receiving first VANS license in South Africa


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