by Staff Writer
South Africa’s Metacom, an industrial and commercial communications operator, has opened its first European office in Belgium.
The company said in a statement that Metacom Europe would be providing highly specialised and integrated networking solutions to vertical industries in Europe and Africa.
Currently, Metacom has products operational in 22 countries around the world so establishing a physical presence in the European market allows the company to provide more focused customer service while continuing with its plans for expansion.
The company’s long-term strategy has always been to build a strong foundation in Europe that delivers specialised applications on a broad-based communications infrastructure, that can adapt to local market demand and design.
Marius Visser, executive of business development for Europe and Africa, will be providing strategic direction and driving growth as head of Metacom Europe.
“This expansion into Europe also gives us a chance to provide those companies that need to deploy into the African environment with the tools they need,” said Visser.
“We have significant expertise when it comes to Africa and can support clients by leveraging our infrastructure and providing them with the technology we have developed specifically to deal with the challenges of the African market. In addition to the support we can provide to our customers deploying into Africa, our unique cost-effective technology will also allow us to bring new and innovative solutions to a number of market verticals in Europe.”
Metacom currently has various areas of specialisation which have grown to maturity over the last 15 years. These include financial transaction processing, managed WiFi services, retail communication, SCADA and engineering, M2M communication, retail video and retail radio, to name a few.
For the new office in Belgium, Metacom said the initial focus will be on providing European businesses with cost effective quality managed WAN connectivity across Africa, whilst simultaneously introducing innovative products such as our Metacom Video and Metacom Radio content distribution platforms to the European market.