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Editor’s update


Dear reader

Dimension Data made headlines this week with the news that they have acquired MWeb’s core network assets, MWeb Business, and Optinet from MWeb Connect. Derek Wilcocks, CEO of Dimension Data Middle East and Africa, says that the acquisition will help the company better serve the market segment.

Altech this week unveiled the Node – a home gateway console offering movies, TV series, sports, Internet access and wireless smart home solutions. Meanwhile, in a local industry first, Cell C has announced that WhatsApp usage will automatically be free to all existing and new contract customers. Cell C WhatsApp users will be able to send pictures, voice messages, videos and text messages via WhatsApp free of charge without incurring any data charges, from 19 October 2014.

And finally, voting for the annual Channelwise Awards has officially opened. Resellers are urged to vote for their favourite vendors and distributors – the results of which will be named at the event in November. The survey is available on

Until next week,

The IT-Online team