About MacroLan

Welcome to the MacroLan Website!

The great thing about dealing with MacroLan is that today, we’re just as passionate about IT as when we started the company back in 1997 (and some might say even a little more so). Since then, the one thing that has changed however is the size of our team. We’ve grown it into a group of 30 dedicated staff members, all of whom share the same vision, values and desire to see MacroLan become the preferred Internet Service Provider for companies and resellers in and around Cape Town.

Why Choose MacroLan?

IT companies tend to attract very technical, left-brain thinkers, who are then further moulded by timesheets, vertical management structures, and a “get in, get the job done, and get out” approach. While we do employ the same rigor when it comes to delivering the goods, we prefer a far more human approach and pride ourselves on exceptional personal service.

Our team is made up of passionate people who love what they do, and who truly appreciate the pivotal role they play in helping to streamline our clients business. We realise that everybody says they’re reliable and have your best interests at heart: but MacroLan is really different. Why? Because we are a tight team – everybody is accountable.

As our team continues to grow, we continue to employ only people with exceptional skills and excellent reputations; people with drive, passion and a little “edge”.

What Makes Us Different?

Connection Speed Unlike many Internet Service providers we actually own a dedicated part on 2 of the high speed undersea fibre cables that connect South Africa to the world. This, along with our data centre in Cape Town, and space in Durban, Johannesburg and London, help us to provide our clients with very fast, efficient and secure internet access at all times.
We’re big enough to do any job, but small enough to offer personalised service We’re big enough to do any job, but small enough to offer personalised service. This allows us to scale all service level contracts to suit each business partner's needs. We can also change services as and when the need arises (even while still in contract). We’ll also build a local point of presence in areas which do not yet have fibre network cables, allowing us to operate independently from other service providers.
High Speed Fibre Our local fibre network is built using fibre purchased from Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), South Africa’s premier provider of open-access dark fibre communication infrastructures. By using DFA, we are able to build a high speed local network at speeds in excess of 10Gbps with an average latency of less than 2ms. This means that our connectivity and uptime is substantially higher than many of our competitors. In fact, we promise all of our clients and business partners a reliable service that has a low data latency at all times and cannot be affected by copper cable theft (a very real problem here in South Africa).

Meet The MacroLan Team

Put a face to the names behind the core teams at MacroLan by going to our meet the team page. Here you’ll not only meet our MD, Paul Johnson, but also the team leaders who help make MacroLan what it is today.

Our Ethos

Our collective ethos is simply this: To provide superior service to all our clients and infuse all our knowledge and experience into everything we do – whether simply securing a domain name or setting up an intricate and complicated network. Put simply: we strive to be the best in the business.

Our Objective

Our objective is always to find the optimal solution for each and every need.

Our Services

We offer a complete range of digital connectivity, hosting, cloud and voice services to our clients in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. These include (but are not limited to):

Digital Connectivity

Digital Connectivity Services

  • MPLS
  • Metro E
  • Access Solutions
  • IP Transit
  • Broadband
  • Wireless
Hosting Services

Hosting Services

  • Web site hosting
  • Cloud servers
  • Dedicated servers
  • Co-location
Cloud (SaaS) Services

Cloud (SaaS) Services

  • Hosted Exchange
  • Cloud backup
  • Security
Voice Services

Voice Services

  • SIP trunks
  • Cloud PBX
  • Hosted Lync
ISP Consulting Services

ISP Consulting Services

  • Internet Service Provider Consulting Services

Please feel free to contact us on 0861 855 855 if you would like to find out more about our services and how we can help make your internet experience work for you and your business.