Irish firm wins €850,000 contract with South African company

27 Jan 2011

Dun Laoghaire company Oghma Services Ltd will provide South African software development and consultancy company Hambisana Media & Technologies Ltd with training and training material for its client training in Africa, Europe and the Americas in a €850,000 deal.

The contract is the first Oghma Services, a provider of technical education and training services to the ICT sector, has secured with Hambisana, a software development and consultancy company that specialises in the delivery of multimedia products and services to the digital broadcast and telecommunications industries.

The contract falls within Hambisana’s digital broadcast and IPTV global solutions service portfolio; IPTV being the delivery of high-definition, standard definition TV services over the internet. 

Enterprise Ireland’s role

The deal is the result of Oghma’s participation in Enterprise Ireland’s trade mission to South Africa in September 2009 and further introductions organised by Enterprise Ireland.  

Enterprise Ireland’s Business Accelerator Programme also enabled Oghma to employ a business development executive in South Africa. 

“We are delighted to be partnering with Oghma in Africa and internationally,” said Anton Smith, founder and CEO of Hambisana Media & Technologies Ltd.

“The services Hambisana is providing to broadcasters and telecommunications operators are critical to their successful deployment and revenue-earning prospects. It was therefore vital that we found a partner with the expertise and resources available to deliver the education and training required by the operators and their partners, to fully understand the potential afforded by the DVB-T2 and IPTV deployments.

“With our new international office, opened in Dublin, we are delighted to have found, in Oghma Services, an Irish partner to assist us with our education and training needs.”

Joseph Crinnion, managing director of Oghma Services, also commented on the deal.

“Years of experience in providing technical training solutions throughout the world have provided Oghma with invaluable insight into the value needs of its customers when it comes to every aspect of managed education and training services in a global multi-cultural environment,” Crinnion said.

Enterprise Ireland’s head of high growth markets David Byrne added that South Africa is a market that holds significant potential for Irish exports, particularly in the ICT and services sectors.