Formed in 2009, three6five is a specialist IP networking systems integrator, value added reseller and network centric cloud provider that delivers world class services to enterprises and carriers across Africa. We pride ourselves on a rigorous approach to IP services implementation that satisfies our customers’ business needs. We field a range of best-in-breed products to complement our strong technical skills, creating practical solutions for empowering African communications.
three6five has the knowledge and skills to not only build an IP network, but also support your current network. We will work with your technical team to provide guidance on equipment and selection, network architecture, strategic design choices or product development. Our recommendations are based on real-world experience and a rigorous, practical approach which leaves you with a reliable network that just works.
We are passionate about what we do and our work ethic reflects this attitude and respect we have for ourselves, our families and our customers. With the networks we build, we aim to change the world and people’s lives for the better. We strive towards helping people gain knowledge and an education, thus creating business opportunities, financial freedom and, ultimately, political freedom. We work towards empowering African communication.
Our customer footprint
We are proud to have customers across the world!
Although we are based in South Africa, with offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, we provide services to customers in a multitude of African countries, as well as in Europe, Asia and North America.
TYRONE CARROLL, CEO
Tyrone joined three6five in early 2010. He is also one of the technical pioneers in the SA Internet and telecoms scene – he started his professional career at Telkom on the core infrastructure team (working on what was then the world’s largest OSPF implementation) before moving to Internet Solutions in 2000 to help implement one of Africa’s first MPLS networks.
This network was ground-breaking technology. Tyrone was the lead design and build engineer on the VPN network which eventually spanned Africa and into Europe and Asia, working in London, the USA and Switzerland to get all the ends together. He entertained himself (and others) while busy doing all this engineering work by presenting at conferences on MPLS deployment, traffic engineering and QoS.
This willingness to share expertise with the technical community didn’t stop when he moved to Cisco in 2006 as a senior systems engineer, where he worked on the design of many ISP and mobile networks in Southern Africa (including leading the project to build Telkom’s Next Generation IP network). He moved from Cisco to Juniper, again as a senior systems engineer, working on MTN’s Juniper-only data centre in Cameroon, and the worldwide project to connect all 23 of MTN’s international operations together, whilst still finding time to present at top national conferences.
Tyrone was tempted away from the vendor world by the team at three6five. He was unable to resist the chance to work with the best bunch of networking guys in Africa, who also share his old-school work values, of honesty, integrity and hard work. Tyrone is a qualified CCIE.
GEORGE STYLIANOU, COO
Whilst studying at Wits Technikon in 1998, George worked part-time for ICON, the dial-up division of up and coming ISP, The Internet Solution (now IS). Spotting a real talent, IS offered him a permanent position within the network infrastructure team as a junior engineer before he even graduated.
Over the next two years, George added to his electrical engineering certificate with several Cisco qualifications. In 2002, at age 23, he became the then youngest CCIE in South Africa.
He spent another eight years at IS, working on the architecture and maintenance of its core IP and MPLS networks, the ICOZA network, international caching and routing, and QoS design. This is where his great professional passion was born – building large-scale, world-class MPLS networks and designing the services that run across them.
Wanting a bit more freedom and fresh challenges, George became a self-employed consultant to the likes of IS, MTN Irancell, Nokia Siemens Networks, Vodacom Business, Sudatel and FourSpiral. He was still in touch with Jeff and Mauritz, and a seed was planted to collaborate in a new venture, specialising in providing the best technical skills and a fierce commitment to quality customer service, which became a reality in 2009 as three6five network solutions. George is a qualified CCIE.
MARK BAPTISTE, CCSO
Mark Baptiste is an experienced IT professional who has spent the last 25 years focussed on developing and growing the International ICT market.
Mark has spent the last 18 years working for Multi National IT Companies listed on the NASDAQ. During his tenor at Cisco and Juniper Network Mark has managed and supported large teams of people, gaining significant international experience and worked cross functionally across a number of geographies.
Throughout his international career he has applied his business, industry, technical and technology experience and expertise in a number of countries, consulting, developing and implementing large network infrastructure build out.
As General Manager he has experience in managing large projects and has been successful in delivering a number of multimillion dollar national, regional and international assignments in countries like Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Mozambique and South Africa.
CHRISTOPHE DE CHASTEAUNEUF, MD, KZN
Christophe de Chasteauneuf works with Internet Service Providers and Corporate clients to consult, build and operate their networking and security infrastructure.
Chris believes in making sure all personal and team decisions place our clients at the centre. We focus on exceptional service delivery, continuously driving innovation and learning is a daily focal point for all of us in KZN.
Chris has completed a Management Development Programme at GiBS specialising in Human Resources.
Christophe spent 18 years at Dimension Data, starting his career as a Senior Systems Engineer, and moving through roles such as Operations Manager, Solutions Architect and General Manager of the Data Centre Business Unit. His final role was as Head of Technology, before he took up the role of MD at the three6five KZN branch.
NICK TREASURE, MD, CAPE REGION
Nick joined three6five in 2012 to strengthen the routing and switching team with his considerable experience in both Service provider and Enterprise networks. We had to get him back from Bermuda where he had just finished Rolling out a Metro fibre and WiMax network for the ISP he was principal engineer at.
Nick’s considerable expertise and ability to design, sell and implement a network made him the natural choice to head up our newest office in Cape Town.
Another product of Internet Solutions, Nick knew he had a love for IP networking the moment he finished college and began certifying in networking rapidly with the culmination of his Cisco studies resulting in his CCIE in 2009. He didn’t stop there. He has since gone onto certify in Juniper, Fortinet and Riverbed to ensure he remains skilled on multiple products and vendors.
Nick is a massive technology enthusiast and can talk “tech” with just about anyone in the IT industry, including developers.
ANTON DE BEER, OPERATIONS MANAGER
Anton de Beer is three6five’s Operations Manager. His core focus is on customer satisfaction and the quality of the service three6five delivers.
Anton began his career in IT 20 years ago. His journey started as a Unix Administrator which later led to him working on large enterprise networks in multiple industries.
Anton has acquired several industry certifications and has achieved numerous awards throughout his career. Anton has found a passion for leadership and mentoring and he believes that by making positive decisions we can successfully shape our future.