Paratus Africa Group
Paratus Africa Celebrating 20 years

About us

Paratus is Africa's Quality Network providing satellite connectivity services for Africa, by Africans.

The heart of
Africa’s network

As a company born and bred in Africa, we understand the opportunities that Africa offers business and individuals. Opportunities to create your own rules, break boundaries and live without limits. Which is why we work every day to keep growing and raising the benchmark for connectivity on our continent. We deliver world-class technology through passionate and committed employees, who ensure that each customer experience is a valuable one.

Through our own framework, the Paratus Group provides ICT network solutions, fiber, and satellite connectivity that cross-links Africa and the world. We are a major telco player with an impressive footprint in Africa. We help businesses unlock their potential; we help people by providing them with the freedom to connect all the time, at any time. Paratus has always pushed the limits and developed the best connectivity solutions and network, so that our customers may, in turn, be unlimited in their reach, their impact and their future success. Our pioneering work, our innovation and our investment are the main drivers in our aim to transform Africa through exceptional digital infrastructure and service.

To make this happen, we have:

This means we can better serve our customers across Africa with a seamless quality network service and with a range of highly sophisticated network solutions and packages.

Paratus was born
& bred in Africa.

Paratus was born and bred in Africa. We have African ambitions in our sights because we understand our customers’ needs to be free to innovate, pioneer, and overcome boundaries in their quest for success. We know they need the best quality connectivity to succeed. Our world-class technology is delivered by our passionate and professional teams across the continent, and we are bound by a clear intent to help unleash the uncorked potential in Africa.

Over the last two decades, Paratus has grown into a full-service African telecommunications network spanning the continent, connected to the world. We continue to grow, to raise the connectivity bar and to disrupt the norm, because we want the people of Africa, and the businesses they own and run, to flourish. We are providing the main artery carrying their life blood to a successful future.

Paratus has highly skilled operational teams in seven African countries – Angola, Botswana, DRC, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia. Our extended network provides a satellite connectivity-focused service for Africa, and we also connect more than 35 African countries through a distributed reseller network across the continent.

Paratus Africa Angola

Our Vision

A transformed Africa through exceptional digital infrastructure and customer service.

Our Purpose / Mission

To connect the world to Africa through locally owned infrastructure

Our Values

Paratus Africa - Namibia Team

Meet the Paratus Team

Paratus Africa - Schalk Erasmus
Schalk Erasmus
Group Chief Executive Officer
Schalk has been in the Service Provider and Telecommunication industry for over 20 years and has co-founded various companies in Africa, especially in Namibia, Zambia and South Africa, including Paratus.
Paratus Africa -Barney Harmse
Barney Harmse
Group Executive Chairman
Barney has over 25 years’ experience in the Networking and Telco service industry in Africa. Barney was instrumental in establishing commercial Internet in Namibia and, during the last 14 years, he has co-founded various companies across Africa.
Paratus Africa - Rolf Mendelsohn
Rolf Mendelsohn
Group Chief Technology Officer
Rolf is a Namibian-born entrepreneur and committed to driving innovation across the African continent. He co-founded various companies across Africa which, today, form part of the Paratus Group.
Paratus Africa - Samantha Geyser
Samantha Geyser
Group Chief Information Officer
Samantha has worked in the telecommunications industry for 20 years and has a track record of success in customer service and project management. She is tasked with standardizing the group’s internal management systems to support its rapid expansion across Africa.
Paratus Africa - Gert Duvenhage
Gert Duvenhage
Group Chief Operations Officer
He brings over 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry to his role as he leads the operational decisions in Namibia and across all English-speaking countries where the company operates. Gert’s mission is to smooth the way for the company to transform Africa through exceptional digital infrastructure and customer service. He works to ensure that everyone is aligned with the company’s mission.
Paratus Africa - Stefan De Bruin
Stefan de Bruin
Group Chief Financial Officer
Stefan has more than 20 years’ experience in operations and finance, the last 10 of which was spent as an Executive Director of a number of Namibian listed entities. He joined Paratus in 2017 and brings his vast experience and insight to his role.
Paratus Africa - Ana Santos
Ana Santos
Group chief legal officer

Ana has over 25 years of experience in the legal area. Her in-depth expertise in corporate legal affairs, combined with her business background, makes her highly qualified to deliver on her mandate to provide guidance on corporate governance of Paratus.

Paratus Africa - Martin Cox
Martin Cox
Group Chief Commercial Officer
Martin joined Paratus in 2021 to accelerate its growth and create a unique footprint across Africa. He has a track record of creating landmark deals and a significant pipeline of partnerships across the continent. His goal is to drive group revenue – organically and inorganically – and expand Paratus’ network footprint through building and acquiring infrastructure.
Paratus Africa - Miles October
Miles October
Group Chief Marketing Officer
Miles was one of the founding members of Paratus and has 20+ years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He returned in 2021 to help consolidate the company’s growth plans and has reorganized and built a new department to align marketing with business goals, aiming to double turnover in the next 5 years.

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