Partner With The Industry Pioneers. Transform Your Business

The executive team features some of the pioneers of Internet Protocol PBX in South Africa. 

Still hands-on with the day-to-day operation at Telviva, their well-honed expertise in IP technology development and traditional and cloud-based communications has steered the company into a solid market leader position.

Also, having been involved with the first commercial ISP in the country, the executive team has extensive internet experience. And a profound understanding of how technology can solve real-world business challenges.

Currently, we have 115 employees, including a field service team that covers over 50 points of presence across South Africa, who are equipped with the skills to provide businesses with world-class communications solutions.

AnD Communications

Proudly serving the business community throughout KZN is AnD Communications, an independent provider of PBX and contact centre solutions since 1988. Having enjoyed a close collaboration for some years, we bought a majority share in AnD in 2018. So now we can provide the full Telviva range of products and cloud services, plus the support services throughout KZN.

Senior Leadership Team

The pioneers of Internet Protocol PBX in South Africa, our hands-on team has deep experience and expertise in Internet Protocol technology development, traditional and cloud communications.

David Meintjes

Chief Executive Officer

David has been a key internet business player from the start, serving as FD, Commercial Director and CEO of UUNET SA – the first commercial ISP in South Africa. After UUNET he joined software development company Korbitec Holdings as COO. David was also non-executive chairman of Connectnet for a period of 13 years ending 2019. From January 2010 he took up an operational role in the Telviva business to support its rapid growth phase. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant who holds a masters degree in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg.

Antony Russell

Chief Technology Officer

An entrepreneur, business leader and IT expert, Antony has extensive experience in hardware and software sales and distribution, IT and business consultancy, security, managed services, cloud services, ISP services, PBX and telephony systems, and the design, development and deployment of contact centre solutions to the local market. He is one of the few Digium Certified Asterisk Professionals (dCAP) in South Africa.

Rob Lith

Chief Commercial Officer

Rob is an ICT heavyweight and internet specialist and has been involved in the industry for over three decades, with extensive experience in general management, as well as driving new business development in South Africa and the broader African continent. His lifelong interest in technology has contributed to an in-depth knowledge of internet markets, technology and products. He co-founded Connection Telecom – now Telviva – with Stephen Davies in 2003.

Testimonials

Servest

With Telviva, you always feel that they are after your best interests, always eager to take your business to a better level. Whether it’s cost savings, quality or service improvement, they always exceed expectations

Praneel Matai

Director of Innovation and System Development, Corporate, Servest

Edcon

Overall, we saw an immediate and visible cost reduction of over 20% resulting primarily from a decline in spending on core call usage, as Edcon was able to benefit from free on-network voice calls between the different branches

Nieshell Watson

Divisional Executive for Commercial at Edcon

Weylandts letter of recommendation

Weylandts has been using Telviva in all our Retail Stores and DC’s for several years as our internal and external telephony services. The ease of use of the platform and the great support we get from Telviva is key to the IT structure and the business. We do always look at the latest enhancements and have a requirement to roll out sites rapidly and make use of inter branch calling which is provided at no cost on the Telviva platform. We are also now moving our sites to Smart Phones to allow us to leverage off using Telviva App and Telviva One from a computers web browser which is the Telviva Cloud solution. We have also found that the Telviva Cloud solution is reliable, easy to deploy with little maintenance and allows an easy migration to working from home or at the office with no system changes required. The service and support from Telviva are also key to allowing us to focus in other areas knowing that they are on call and can support us at any time. We are happy to recommend Telviva and appreciate them as a partner in the Weylandts experience.

Gary Laue

IT Team Leader

Pink Elephant

We’ve enjoyed great cost savings with Telviva and are impressed with the reliability and responsiveness of the Telviva team. The free support is also invaluable

Anton Fourie

Head of Service Centre, Pink Elephant

Our History

2004

Founded as Connection Telecom

A certified training partner of Digium and provider of Asterisk-based PBX services.

2009

Launched the Telviva Cloud Platform

An international multi-tenanted cloud communications solution hosted across the Teraco data centre environments in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

2014

Acquired Fatbudgie

An SMME cloud PBX provider.

2016

Launched

SA’s first web & audio messaging platform, Touchpoint.

2018

Acquired AnD Communications

To establish a direct presence in KZN

2020

Launched UC&C Solution – Telviva One

Connection Telecom changed its name to Telviva.

2021

Launched International Operations

Delivered from AWS in Ireland and Ohio via www.telviva.com

Our Milestones

Year

2010

Migrated First National Bank

To private cloud open standard platform with over 10,500 users.

Year

2011

Awarded Ellerines Group

Telephony and network contract and rolled out over 1,000 sites and 6,500 users nationally.

Year

2011

Old Mutual Finance

Adopted Telviva private enterprise cloud telephony and contact centre solutions, integrating CRM and ERp systems.

Year

2019

Momentum

Asset Managers adopted Telviva private enterprise hosted solution.

Year

2020

Completed 911 EDCON Stores

With telephony services, local LAN & WiFi and wide area network, and voice services.

B-BBEE Certification Level 4

Learnership Programme

In South Africa, where youth unemployment remains dismally high, boosting jobs for our younger citizens is crucial.

At Telviva, we are passionate about playing our part in addressing this by taking on learners and interns each year in SETA-accredited programmes. 

And we are exceptionally proud of the fact that we have employed over 70% of the graduates that have completed our learnership and internal development programmes over the last four years.