In June 2010, Echo Service Provider was founded by Grant Thom, Anthony Southgate and Angus MacRobert. The team recognised the need for clients to have choice and to have the ability to access any network depending on the network strengths which match to the clients needs. It was also clear that clients would need this without the complexities of a multi-vendor approach.
Echo thus focuses on providing exactly that, plus additional value added services that form a vital role in organisations technology requirements.
Today Echo staff complement continues to grow, and are passionate about the industry, many with over a decade in the ISP industry. Our highly skilled engineers boast many Cisco qualifications, including CCIE, CCNP and more but most importantly, are there to provide a level of support to our clients that supports our clients needs and forms a core part of their IT team.
Grant Thom: Grant is an Executive Director of Echo, with in excess of 10 years of ISP experience. Grant spent a large part of his professional career in IS, where he managed many of the blue chip organisations and helped not only in the growth of IS, but also in developing and delivering on strategies for these South African based blue chip organisations.
Angus MacRobert: Angus is a non-executive Director and shareholder of Echo. Angus studied in the University of Oxford as well as University of Cape Town, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. With extensive experience in the ISP arena, including CEO at IS and Vox, tenures with Dimension Data, Persetel and Capita Partners.
Ant Southgate: Anthony is an Executive Director of Echo, also with in excess of a decade of ISP experience. Anthony studied engineering at Wits and has been involved in the development of many ISP business areas, including Hosting, Security and Cloud Services.