Today, 16th February, Telkom and Business Connexion announced the rebranding and unification of the partnership that started back in August 2015. The business sees Telkom’s Enterprise division and Business Connexion’s ICT services merge under the new brand, BCX.
Isaac Mophatlane, CEO of BCX, hosted the media, clients, partners, staff and a few members of the board at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg, to showcase the new brand and the importance of moving forward into the future. “The launch of BCX is truly the beginning of a new chapter of digitalisation for Africa,” said Mophatlane. “This new brand is the culmination of the vision my late brother and I had when we started Business Connexion more than 20 years ago.”
The rebranding is the completion of the reorganisation of Telkom Group into three distinct business entities, Openserve (formerly wholesale), Telkom (retail), and now BCX (a mix of Telkom Enterprise and Business Connexion). BCX has been positioned as the first brand in Africa able to offer end-to-end ICT solution from a single provider.
While Sipho Maseko, Telkom Group CEO, was unable to make the event, he sent his regards and expressed his delight with the finalisation of the merger. “I couldn’t be more thrilled about the launch of BCX. BCX will address the technology and telecommunications needs of South African companies, both within their domestic market and as they expand into Africa and beyond the continent. It will leverage the company’s expertise to further address the technology and telecommunications requirements of companies in South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.”
As part of the rebranding, BCX also launched its new logo, a more simplistic black and white design, with the red within the X, indicating the movement into the future. In addition, the company will soon be welcoming their new premises in Centurion, across from the Centurion Mall.