About Paratus Telecom

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A brief history on Paratus

Paratus Telecom South Africa , formerly known as “Ae Gams Internet Services“ and later as Maximum Networks (PTY) Ltd ,was established in 2006 as a South African carrier provider for the Paratus Telecom Group, allowing various African countries to gain access to South African content and Undersea Cable Systems, like SEACOM.
Paratus Telecom South Africa acquired a 100% share of Maxwell Technology (PTY) LTD in November 2015.
Maxwell Technology was launched in 2007 as an independent provider of last-mile, satellite-based, connectivity and access solutions for their mining and engineering clients in Africa.
Maxwell quickly evolved to a full-spectrum, end-to-end connectivity solutions provider to clients from predominantly un-served and under-served areas. It currently offers a spectrum of VSAT solutions; from Enterprise VSAT to a range of consumer broadband solutions.

Market focus

Paratus Telecom was founded as Internet Technologies Namibia in 2005 as the first privately and 100% wholly owned Namibian telecommunications operator.

Since inception, Paratus Telecom has established a prolific network extending the entire Namibia, with additional international points-of-presence located in Johannesburg (South Africa), Lisbon (Portugal) as well as London (UK). This network is commensurate of our ability to provide exceptional customer service at all times.

The Paratus Telecom group has 2000 active satellite terminals across Africa and is the second largest Operator of iDirect Hubs providing communication services to Africa.


Customer Relationships


South African Coverage


Reliability & Speed

Maxwell’s footprint of accredited technical support and sales agents in South Africa

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