About us

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If there is a better way of doing things, we'll find it! Connection Telecom was started in 2004 by visionaries who wanted to shake up the way business telephony is done. We challenge the incumbent operators' artificially high voice prices by dynamically seeking the least cost route between mobile (GSM), fixed line voice (PSTN) and the Internet Protocol.

Our team has impressive credentials in IP technology development, traditional and cloud communications, and proven business success in our industry. As pioneers in IP PBX, our mission is to free businesses from high costs and vendor lock-ins: to truly enable communication without constraints.

Our executive management team:

David Meintjes

David Meintjes
David is a qualified Chartered Accountant who holds a masters degree in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg. He has been a key Internet business player from the start, serving as FD, Commercial Director and CEO of UUNET SA, the first commercial ISP in South Africa in 1996. After serving as COO of software development company Korbitec Holdings, David became chairman of Connectnet and Connection Telecom. From January 2010 he took up an operational role in the business to support its rapid growth phase.

Stephen Davies

Steve Davies
As one of the founders and pioneers of the commercial Internet industry in South Africa, Stephen has an exceptional understanding of technology and its ability to solve real-world business challenges. With experience in developed and developing markets, he has been both a user of and key contributor to open-source projects. These have included the Linux kernel, audio/video applications (Mplayer, MythTV), and the Asterisk PBX and VoIP switch.

Rob Lith

Rob Lith
Co-founding Connection Telecom in 2003, Rob Lith is an ICT industry heavyweight and Internet specialist who has been involved in the industry for the last 20 years. His lifelong interest in technology has contributed to his in-depth knowledge of Internet markets, technology and products. Rob and Stephen Davies have long been collaborators, since their days at Internet Africa, which became UUNET, then WorldCom and now Verizon.

Sacha Matulovich

Sacha Matulovich
While deploying a call centre division in his business, Sacha discovered the FatBudgie Cloud PBX and realised the potential of this product for the South African SMME market. Sacha made an investment into FatBudgie and took up the role of CEO. Connection Telecom acquired FatBudgie in 2014. Sacha is respected as an energetic marketer with a customer-centric approach. He heads up sales and marketing for Connection Telecom and remains CEO of the FatBudgie business.

Alun Davies

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After some time consulting to Connection Telecom, Alan was attracted on board as a full time member of the team. His career began in non-profit sector project management and further studies in project management and psychology added a new dimension to his previous degree in practical and pastoral theology. When presented with an opportunity to transfer his skills into the business sector, Alan took it. He has a passion for working with clients and helping them discover the possibilities that new technologies can open for them in the way they do business.

Fresh Botha

Fresh Botha brings more than a decade of experience in the IT/telecomms industry to Connection Telecom. She has worked on a variety of projects from large customer network deployments to infrastructure and core network projects.

With a BA in Political Sciences from RAU and a PM Diploma from Damelin under her belt, Fresh has also recently qualified as a PrinceII Practitioner, ITILv3, and also holds Cisco CSE certification.

While working in the commerce department of the Italian Trade Commission, Fresh helped set up the first branch of Banca di Roma in South Africa. She then enjoyed a short stint as a web developer before joining UUNET in 1999 as a customer deployment, infrastructure and network deloyment project manager. After spending a year with Siemens Business Services, Fresh moved back to UUNET until March 2011.

Fresh is passionate about customer service and her industry and enjoys working with a highly skilled and respected team. She believes that when it comes to IT and telecoms strategy and delivery, best results are achieved when Connection Telecom contributes as part of the customer's team.

Stakeholders:

Non-executive

Jacob du Toit (Chairman), Jonathan Broll, Goltz Wessman.

Executive

David Meintjes (Managing), Rob Lith, Stephen Davies.

Accredited reseller: 

ISPA membership and compliance

iCode compliant

ISPA logoAs a member of ISPA, Connection Telecom is compliant with iCode - supporting a new best practice to help protect our customers from malicious VoIP or fraudulent abuse.

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BBBEE:

Connection Telecom ® is a level 3 contributor to the codes of good practice.