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Axxess was founded by Franco Barbalich in his one-bedroom flat in 1997. At the time, they were called Axxess Africa and only offered Website Hosting and Website Design.
As the company grew, they expanded into providing Internet access and analog Dial-up services with their four Internet Cafes.
Along the way, the company rebranded as Axxess and grew its product range to include hardware sales, personal & business connectivity between 2000 and 2006.
In 2008, Axxess won its first Internet Service Provider of the Year award - after launching over 600 Wi-Fi hotspots across South Africa.
In 2009, Andrew Simpson joined the company as Director with a mission to further disrupt the broadband market, by offering great value for money products, backed with world-class service.
Axxess continued to perform well, and scooped yet another ISP of the Year award in 2009.
In 2013, we moved into our new state-of-the-art offices in Port Elizabeth, which now hosts 100+ employees - a.k.a Axxenites. 2014 saw the birth of Axxess Mobile - the most affordable mobile data in SA, which includes 3-month data rollover!
Through hard graft and innovation, Axxess has been fortunate enough to gain significant market share to date, and having received recognition of "Best ISP in South Africa" for the third time in 2015
Being Voted SA's Most Respected Telecoms Company on MyBroadband and having received recognition of "Best ISP in South Africa" for the fourth time in 2016 - is something the entire team is very proud of!
SA's Most Respected Telecoms Company on MyBroadband
Yet again, Axxess was awarded Best ISP in South Africa for the third time in a row at the Mybroadband Conference 2017
Axxess is currently one of the largest privately owned ISP's in the country, but we will never forget where we come from. We will continuously strive to uphold our reputation of being SA's Favourite Internet Service Provider.
Both Franco and Andrew still remain part of Axxess and their vision to provide brilliant broadband, great prices, and amazing, good old-fashioned service still drives the business.
Who are we?
Sure, we provide Internet and our job is to sell & support, simple & affordable ADSL, Fibre and Mobile (5G/LTE) Data services. But that's what we do. It's not who we are. We are all about our clients. We aim to be the most client-centric ISP in SA – to make "getting connected" so easy and seamless that anyone and everyone can have access to the World Wide Web.
We also operate a fully managed 24 x 7 technical support call centre in order to offer our clients peace of mind, knowing that there is always a wacky (but knowledgeable) person available to assist them. Being there for our clients is of utmost importance to us, and we continue to invest in new systems and technologies to help us give our clients the Axxess experience.
What drives us?
Besides good strong coffee... it has to be our team. Our team means the world to us and we continue to live and thrive in our ethos of being the Fun, Fantastic and Fabulous Internet Company.
So you can well imagine the energetic and vibrant culture flowing through our office walls. There is an incredible sense of teamwork and ownership within the company, and the team continues to create an incredible place to work.
In 2015 we built one of the biggest independent networks in SA. This new network was built from the ground up using the best traffic management software and hardware available. It includes multiple IPC connections per region, and 5 international routes, which ensures low latency for our clients.
Having our own network allows us to drive down costs, which we pass onto our clients. It also provides a strong backbone that lets us provide you with rock-solid Internet.
In 2016, we launched Ultra-Fast Fibre-To-The-Home services and in 2017 we released a new cost effective VoIP service called Axxess VoIP, as well as super-fast LTE-A. We will be working on a couple of super exciting projects which we can't wait to share with you!
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"Been with Axxess for more than ten years, and the service and pricing is the best in Southern Africa without a doubt, and yes I have tried many other ISP's in SA only to return and find that Axxess is the best. Great work by the guys and girls at Axxess. Keep it up!"
"Wow... was amazed at the easy and efficiency of your registration and sales online service. Not to mention the courier feedback was great and on time. Now to enjoy the cheap data costs. :) Thanks"
"Axxess is wat my betref alreeds die beste diensteverskaffer"
"We applied for 2 more fibre to the home links through Axxess, both installed and activated within a week. Kudos to Axxess for the great service."