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A transaction could lead to a re-listing of Dimension, the people said. If the approach is successful, Dimension’s management would also take control of Internet Solutions, a Johannesburg-based provider of cloud hosting services, they said. The plans were first reported by TechCentral.
Representatives for NTT and Dimension declined to comment.
NTT is merging its various international technology businesses, including Dimension, under a new holding company to better serve global clients. This may encourage the former Japanese phone monopoly to agree to sell the Africa and Middle East operations, said the people.
NTT bought then London and Johannesburg-listed Dimension for £2.1bn ($2.78bn) in 2010 as part of a breakneck global acquisition spree that also included an expansion into the US. Dimension focuses on IT consulting and technical and support services.