Connect Mobile (originally Connet Systems) was started in 2009 by a group of mobile technology developers who saw that the shortcoming of technology in South Africa was not the lack of skills available, but rather the level of service provided to clients and end users.
Connect’s first USSD gateway was built and run on a local server in Brendan White’s student digz (all the way back in 2007), and since then the development has not stopped. Five years later we were carrying more than five billion messages annually across SMS, USSD and voice channels.
To this day we take pride in our robust communication gateways, 24-hour monitoring and support services and strong relationships with the mobile networks, but mostly we take pride in our people. Not only our staff, who are the cream of the crop when it comes to development, sales and business administration, but also our clients, with whom we work closely to develop lasting, beneficial relationships.
We strive to live by our motto – people drive technology.