Substantial Community acquires Tethys Mobile – along side Virgin Mobile SA tech and IP

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JSE-listed funding and holding firm Substantial Community will damage Tethys Mobile – beforehand known as Virgin Mobile South Africa.

The Substantial board announced that it has concluded a series of transactions with the shareholders and collectors of Tethys, which is ready to result in Tethys becoming a totally-owned subsidiary firm of a foreign firm managed by Substantial Community.

Substantial Community intends to trade the name of Tethys to Substantial Digital Enablement Proprietary Restricted as soon because the transactions are applied, and the firm successfully exits the industry rescue course of.

Tethys became once South Africa and Africa’s first MVNO when it launched in 2006. The industry became once beforehand Virgin Mobile South Africa Proprietary Restricted, which entered industry rescue in September 2020.

The transactions are arena to a wide variety of situations, essentially the most notable being the finalisation of Substantial Community’s due diligence.

“Substantial Community’s rationale for shopping Tethys is the oblique acquisition of its machine and technology platform and the psychological property connected to this machine and technology platform,” it acknowledged.

“The diagram is to leverage the arena-class technology constructed into this machine and technology platform and the operational capabilities that exist in improve of it.”

Substantial acknowledged that over the last 16 years, Tethys has created a extraordinarily sophisticated technical and operational skill linked to this machine and technology that can enable the firm to provide a Platform-as-a-Service or PaaS to organisations who aspire to provide mobile virtual network operator or MVNO services.

“The machine and technology platform involves a multi-tenant succesful CRM, Billing and Online Charging Machine that offers enhanced billing, buyer and subscriber management, product, tariff, and precise-time ranking capabilities,” it acknowledged.

The transactions, when applied, will additionally gape the post-commencement collectors who supported Tethys for the length of the industry rescue course of settled in stout; this involves Tethys subscribers who were due refunds after its entry to network services became once terminated in September 2021.

As share of the transactions, Substantial Community will damage Cell C’s claims against Tethys moreover to the claims of a wide variety of pre-commencement collectors.


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