Our History

  • 1989

    Q-KON was formed as an Engineering Project House to focus on military Command, Control & Communication Solutions.

  • 1996

    Instrumental in the acceptance of 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum (later called WiFi) technology in South Africa, for wireless Ethernet networks and installed +/- 1000 links across the country.

    1996

  • 2001

    Developed the first UHF non-line-of-sight BFWA solution, called IPConnect, in conjunction with WaveCom in Canada, and established a permanent presence in Lagos, Nigeria.

  • 2001

    Deployed +/- a 1000 VSAT stations, in 23 African Countries.

    2001

  • 2005

    Re-initiated the South African market effort, by establishing Q-KON SA. Established Q-KON SA as Quintum VoIP Gateway Distributor.

  • 2006

    Q-KON SA successfully completed a major STM1 microwave network on 15GHz, 26GHz and 38GHz for the Tshwane University of Technology.

    2006

  • 2007

    Q-KON SA awarded the fastest growing Quintum VoIP Gateway Distributor award 2006 & 2007 – EMEA region.

  • 2008

    Successfully designed and installed an iDirect Private VSAT network including a 4.5m ESA and hub for African Bank Investment Limited.

    2008

  • 2009

    Awarded IECNS & IECS licences from ICASA.

  • 2010

    Implemented que-X C-band and Ku-band teleport at the BCX Datacenter in Midrand, with a total capacity of 250Mbps.
    Q-KON SA were the first Distributor to implement Microsoft Lync certified gateways & SBA’s in South Africa.

    2010

  • 2011

    Winner of the NET (Quintum) GOLD Distributor Award
    Q-KON SA implements the Skyvine teleport at the BCX Datacenter in Midrand.

  • 2012

    Launched que-Skye – contract free, consumer focussed, capped satellite internet connectivity solution.
    Celebrated 10 years of NET product distribution. (Sonus purchased NET and Q-KON SA becomes the first Sonus Distributor in Africa)

    2012

  • 2013

    Proud to include the AudioCodes VoIP, SIP Trunking, and Unified Communication products into our distributorship.

  • 2014

    Winner – AudioCodes Distributor of the year – EMEA.

    2014

  • 2015

    Winner – AudioCodes Distributor of the year – EMEA.

  • 2016

    First AudioCodes PLATINUM Distributor in Africa.
    Winner – AudioCodes Distributor of the year – EMEA.

    2016

  • 2017

    Established QSA Distribution as a new channel to the market.

  • 2018

    Becomes the first SYNWAY VoIP & GSM gateway, and Session Border Controller distributor in South Africa.

    2018

  • 2019

    Becomes the first VT headset distributor in South Africa.

  • 2020

    Becoming ORACLE Communications OEM Partner

    2020

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