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