Huge Telecom has over two decade's worth of local South African telecoms experience, starting operations in 1993 as "TelePassport Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd". In 2007 when Huge Group listed on the AltX Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, TelePassport was merged with smaller telecoms operator Centracell (Pty) Ltd and at the same time renamed to Huge Telecom. This achieved the economies of scale and talent required to become a serious player in South Africa's competitive corporate telecommunications market. Huge Group is currently listed on the Main Board of the JSE.
Gunter Engling - Managing Director
BAcc (Hons) CA(SA)
Gunter is a commercial and financial executive with extensive experience in the telecommunications industry, primarily from the senior positions he held in the MTN Group, where he achieved substantial business successes both in South Africa and across the African continent. Gunter was previously the Acting Group Chief Financial Officer of MTN Group, where he was responsible for groupwide finance activities and the Deputy Group Chief Financial Officer, where he held primary responsibility for MTN Group’s core finance function. During his tenure with the MTN Group, Gunter held the position of Acting Group CFO, Chief Executive Officer: Rwanda, Chief Financial Officer: Ghana and the General Manager: Financial Planning: Nigeria, the MTN Group’s largest operation. Gunter also led many significant commercial and finance initiatives at the MTN Group, including acting as the project lead on a tower sale for MTN Ghana while CFO in Ghana. Gunter was appointed as the Managing Director of Huge Telecom on 1 April 2018.
Rob Burger - Financial Director
BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
Rob is a Chartered Accountant and a top level commercial and financial executive with 17 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, which he gained while working for Vodacom. Rob has extensive experience in credit and risk management and cash flow management and dealt with several Vodacom subsidiaries in Africa, where he helped redesign and implement certain working capital and management systems. He established the Vodacom Commercial Credit division and successfully ran the multi-billion Rand commercial credit portfolio for 6 years. Rob also headed up the Vodacom Business finance function, which included being heavily involved in the commercial steering of Vodacom Business and in particular, cost containment, revenue enhancement, pricing and the commercial steering of customer proposals. Rob was appointed as the Financial Director of Huge Telecom on 1 August 2018.
James Herbst - Non-Executive Director
BComm, BAcc, CA(SA), Chartered Financial Analyst
Appointed: 1 September 2006
James is a CA with sound experience in corporate finance, corporate law, investment banking and investment management, and listed Huge Group on the Alternative Exchange of the JSE in August 2007. Since his appointment as CEO, James has been instrumental in integrating Huge’s two principal telecommunications businesses, which have been combined to form Huge Telecom.
Zunaid Bulbulia - Non-Executive Director
BComm, BCompt, CA(SA)
Appointed: 28 January 2016
Zunaid has more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry and was one of the founding members of the MTN team. During his 20 years with MTN South Africa he served as Financial Manager and in various General Manager positions. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MTN South Africa in May 2013, and in August 2014, he was appointed Group Chief Operations Executive of MTN Group Limited. He left MTN Group in December 2015 to pursue various business opportunities.
AMIL DE MOURA
PETER VAN TONDER
Huge Telecom serves the needs of thousands of South African SMME businesses, providing telecommunications connectivity solutions to many of the country’s top corporates.
“Thusano Group began dealing with Huge Telecom in January 2013. At the time we were routing all voice calls through various VoIP providers and our customers experienced dropped calls, ghost ringing and overall poor call quality.
After meeting with James Herbst and Ritesh Bansi, we decided to move all our business to Huge Telecom. At first I was sceptical about GSM as the rest of the industry was moving to VoIP, however within three months, our faults, complaints and callouts vanished. Over the next 6 months we moved our entire customer base over to Huge Telecom.
Three years later we have connected close to 4000 GSM lines and are billing in excess of 2 million minutes on a monthly basis. Huge Telecom has been an absolute pleasure to work with and has met all of our expectations.
I would recommend their service to any customer.”
- JP Le Roux – Director
‘’Since our first project with HUGE we have done over 150 successful projects together.
Huge vision have been a key ingredient in our tremendous growth and prosperity over the last couple of years !
Thank you for all that you do to keep us looking good !’’
- Karen Hoffman – Operations Manager
“Africa Telecoms have been working with Huge for the past +10 years. We have built a great relationship over the years.
Timing and quality have always met our expectations and everything is communicated in a professional and timely manner.
Excellent service all the way around from the start to finish. Keep up the GREAT work!”
- Henry Wickam – Director
Thariza Janse Van Rensburg Optometrist
“I want to thank you for the best service and the best SOHO device ever.
We have been using the system by HUGE, and must say you exceeded my expectations.
It is very affordable and the savings cost is worthwhile.
The device is most recommended, and helped me a lot in my business.”
- Nathasia – Receptionist
Dynamic Office Technologies
“Dynamic Office Technologies (PTY) LTD has been working with Huge for the past year. We have had a great relationship thus far.
Any and all issues are handled professionally and timely, our expectations are met with utmost dedication to service. Service is excellent from the beginning to end. Keep up the dedication to service.
- Shannon De Saint Pern – Managing Director
“Talk IP is an accredited Business Partner of Huge Telecom. We have been very happy with the operational service for many years and look forward to many more ahead.”
- Philippa Van Wyk – Client Relationship Manager
“Huge Telecoms have our unconditional loyalty, what a pleasure it is to deal with good people in a business that is without question a clear leader in the GSM arena, we have no doubt that our customers are in good hands!”
- Paul Da Cunha
“As a company we were at a stage where we needed make a change and cut down on call costs. Huge Telecoms came on board & reduced our monthly call costs as well provided excellent Technical and customer experience that we have not seen in a long time. A supplier that looks after their clients’ needs and is always willing to assist to make our life’s easier while saving costs at the same time.”
- Ghaalib Johnson – IT Engineer
“We have been using the Huge Telecom telephone systems on our construction sites for nearly 10 years now.
The nature of our business requires us to start up sites immediately and we have engaged Huge Telecom as our telephone service provider.
The quality and levels of service have only grown over the years with a friendly and resourceful support team.
We can recommend their services for a quality, affordable and innovative solution to your communication needs.”
- Ian Reddiar – Site Admin Manager
“I have been a business partner with Huge Telecom since 2000 and would recommend their services to anyone. Their technicians are highly skilled and provide service of exceptional quality at all times.”
“It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation to future satisfied customer of Huge Telecom.
Huge Telecom was very helpful in researching our needs and suggesting that we install routers which we have been using for the past few years. They are instrumental in installing this new system with virtually no disruption to our business. They made the process easy from start to finish and kept us up to date with technology and cost savings.
Looking back on the transition I can’t think of any issues that came up that weren’t dealt with quickly and professionally. We are thrilled with our new routers and highly recommend Huge Telecom to other businesses.”
- Mike Riceman – Director
“It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Huge over the past year
Their personal service and after-sales support has been particularly good”
- Dave Taylor
“Our relationship with HUGE spans over a period of about ten years.
During the early years , we had not utilized HUGE to a great extend due to TELKOM still being the dominant player and the market being very protected , with customer loyalty to TELKOM.
However , with the advent of TELECOMS industry “opening up “ to other players , HUGE and its products has become very vital .
This coupled with TELKOM monopoly falling , reduction in their staff personnel (leading to service levels not being the same as in the past ).
This together with infrastructure not being maintained or upgraded at the pace of the industry , high call rates - customers , clients , vendors , dealers etc , started looking more aggressively at other services and products.
HUGE has found its that its products and its pricing model are more in demand than ever .
HUGE STAFF AND PROCESSES
I have found the staff to be very accommodating and customer friendly.
Here I must commend both CINDY and ROBYN.
The process when submitting “deals” is very customer orientated and I am kept in the “loop” - from credit approval to date of installation…….”
- Derek Theunissen – Member
Voice Source cc
“Voicesource CC have been business partners with Huge Telecoms for quite some time now and during that time we have found their service and backup to be exceptional. We would highly recommend their services.”
- Greg and Sally Smith – Accounts
H & H Communications
“We became Business Partners with Huge Telecoms in 2015 and since then our relationship has gone from strength to strength. Huge is a company that shares many of the same values as our company namely integrity and customer service. All of our clients have nothing but the best to say about Huge and the service they receive, be it praise for the great service and efficiency with which each client is dealt with or for the fact that they are enabling the clients to save large amounts of money on their telephone calls, a cost that no company can avoid and one of the highest costs incurred.
When we were approached by one of our clients who required a telephone solution that was not a standard Huge Telecoms contractual product, Huge did not skip a beat in thinking outside the box, adjusting their product spec and allowing us the opportunity to do something we have never done before and landing us one of our biggest client to date.
It is this forward thinking and ability to adapt that makes Huge the leader in its industry and a force to be reckoned with.
We look forward to growing with Huge Telecoms as we believe the best is yet to come.”
- Heinrich Otto – Founder and Owner
“Northern Telecom are a Huge Business Partner since 2012, assisting us to service our clients by providing network lines with competitive pricing and line rentals, through-out the Limpopo and Western Cape Province.
Huge Telecoms strives to take matters to the next level and are dedicated to optimal customer services.
We can highly recommended Huge Telecom, and are proud to be associated with them.”
- Ilse Wood