Amobia Profile


Abz wrote an introduction for a document about Amobia today. I think it makes a good "we love ourselves" posting (-:

Amobia Communications

Amobia is a joint venture between two existing companies: Frogfoot Networks, an Internet Service Provider, and Cape PC Services, an IT support company. The company was formed in order to pursue opportunities related to wireless internet access provision in Southern Africa.

Formed at the beginning of 2005, Amobia was no newcomer to Wireless technology. Built using the management systems developed by Frogfoot Networks and its vast experience building Wireless networks in South Africa and Mozambique, Amobia proved to be a leader in almost every aspect related to Wireless connectivity.

We were the first to

  • build a fourth Generation Wireless network
  • implement end-to-end VPN security on all customer connections
  • build a fully redundant wireless backbone, high-site and access point systems with robust OSPF routing, 3 day backup power and comprehensive remote management systems
  • offer custom developed Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) units with feature packed, user friendly web interfaces, remote software upgrades and preconfigured settings for rapid deployment
  • offer "Last Mile" bandwidth guarantees
  • offer automated routing, bandwidth profile management and reporting systems
  • a reseller and franchise friendly ("inclusive") design
  • As a testimony to our professionalism and truly innovative technology, we have managed to accumulate a wealth of enviable customers including Truworths, Pepkor, The DataPro Group, Storm Telecom, Arivia.kom, and many others.

    It seems clear that our fortunes are set to continue. Our latest victory is by no means a small one. We have just secured a contract with Pick 'n Pay Retailers to provide them with connectivity to all of their retail stores. Our first phase of the project includes more than 60 stores in the Western Cape with more than 170 to follow in Gauteng.

    Amobia's commitments and ideology do extend further than our commercial interests though. We are acutely aware of the need to contribute back to society.

    Since our humble beginnings in 2005 we co-sponsored the Kayamandi Disaster Management Fund. In 2006 we co-founded the Wireless Access Provider Association and more recently, in cooperation with Inkululeko Technologies and the Department of Education, Amobia has embarked on a mission to provide more than 100 schools with free connectivity. In less than 3 months we have already connected more than 65 schools in rural areas in the Western Cape with more to follow throughout the country.

    What are customers saying about Amobia?

    "I'd just like to comment on the installation of the wireless equipment at TDC and Head Office: It's not often I have the pleasure of working with a highly proficient and professional installation team. I must commend the installation team on their high quality of the work done at TDC and Head Office."
    -- IT Manager of Truworths Ltd. after the installation of two 1Mbps VPN links