Telkom Group announces the official separation of its subsidiary technology company, Openserve to commence wholesale network distribution as a standalone technology company in Telkom’s existing marketplace. Telkom’s announcement revealed that their corporate decision will be effective on September 1 – an ideal timing to start September with a fresh business record for Openserve.
Telkom has reportedly granted Openserve independence to seek further expansion and innovation influenced by Opeserve’s sovereign management and human resource management. The South African telecom giant announcement revealed that Telkom and Openserve signed a mutual agreement approved with a legal structured MoU. Telkom intends to help Openserve explore the digital sector as a standalone legal entity.
Openserve CEO Althon Beukes shared comments that confirmed Openserve is separated from the Telkom Group to explore other variant network systems partnerships and distributive methods in line with its custom motto of offering wholesale network infrastructure as a service. Openserve gained the limelight in 2015 under the shadows of the previous parent company.
Beukes disclosed the “next phase of our journey focuses on unlocking greater value through the legal and structural separation, positioning Openserve to respond to the ever-changing regulatory and competitive environment and enabling us to continue to focus on our growth ambitions.”
The Telkom Group and Openserve separation is a strategic business plan that gives Openserve an advanced edge to launch lucrative innovations that leverage high-end broadband adoption in South Africa. Openserve is likely to expand across its host country to serve a larger marketplace. Openserve operating standalone wholesale network service tends to give its customer base a different taste of network-connected systems.
Telkom Group gave Openserve a chance to operate as a giant technology company in south Africa. Openserve is expected to have enough business capital to promote its standalone network company or indulge in raising seeds from investors. Openserve will no longer have the entitlement to access Telkom’s fiber network connection after the split on September 1. yet the Google Equiano Subsea cable is a preferred alternative to Telkom’s high-end network infrastructure.
Telkom Group CEO, Serame Taukobong said, “his company has been on a journey to transform and unlock value in the Group by separating the operating businesses to become standalone entities, which started with BCX and subsequently Gyro, which now operate as separate legal entities wholly owned by Telkom SOC.”
Recall that telecom giant published its Q1 report that revealed the spike in its fiber network connections in South Africa. Openserve’s intervention pushed the Telkom Group’s responsiveness to gain additional fiber network connections. Although Telkom recorded a loss in revenue income – this is not enough to motivate the telecom giant to an Openserve split.
The Telkom and Openserve separation depict that there will be nothing for Telkom to brace that will deny the MTN Group the opportunity to acquire Telkom. The yellow telecom company acquisition offer seems irresistible for Telkom to ignore MTN flirtations.
Openserve will be off-limit to MTN’s reach after September 1 – it will cost the MTN Group more money to acquire Telkom and Openserve. This can play out otherwise if the yellow telecom company buys Telkom before the split posing as an ulterior motive to persuade MTN to hasten the deal before September 1.