Spescom Limited was an information and communications technology (ICT) Group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ. Founded in 1977 by Anthony Farah, the company provided specialised business communication technology for a client base that included telecoms providers (carriers and cellular network operators), broadcasters, contact centres, government and enterprises in various industry sectors.
Spescom had six subsidiaries:
Spescom DataFusion – communications requirements in contact centres, enterprises
Spescom Media IT – broadcasting sector
Spescom Telecommunications – telecoms providers (carriers and network operators)
Spescom DataVoice – the company’s R&D arm, which develops proprietary technology products (e.g., voice recording) to support contact centre and enterprise communication platforms
Speacom Software eB. - data management software
NewTelco South Africa a carrier neutral co-location services provider that provided a telecommunications inter-connection hub for national, regional and international carriers.
Spescom had a presence in South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, Europe, The Middle East and USA. It had staff of 258 with offices in South Africa (Midrand, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Durban), USA (San Diego) and the UK (London).
In September 1990 the company developed and introduced the world's first keypad prepayment electricity meter, Cashpower 2000, to South Africa. The device was licensed by meter manufacturers worldwide. In 1993, Spescom won its first major international tender for prepayment meters in Brazil. These meters are now sold in over thirty-five countries worldwide.
In 2012 Speacom was bought by Jasco.
- Information Technology & Services
- Company size
- 201-500 employees