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Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade EASSy submarine cable system along Africa’s eastern and southern coast

Upgrade to 10,000km subsea system linking South Africa to Sudan will further boost ultra-broadband capacity and strengthen onward connectivity between eastern & southern Africa and Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Paris, January 22, 2014 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and…


WIOCC CEO wins ‘personality of the year award’ in AfricaCom Awards 2013

Further to his recognition by Global Telecoms Business, WIOCC’s CEO won the AfricaCom awards 2013 in the ‘Industry personality of the year’ category. Chris was nominated in October 2013 for the award based on his achievements over the past years…


WIOCC CEO Chris Wood among 100 most powerful people in global telecommunications and nominated for AfricaCom Awards 2013

Chris Wood, CEO of award-winning Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, has again been named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. In the 6th annual GTB Power 100 listing, Chris ascended 14 places in the…


DANTE and UbuntuNet Alliance award contract to WIOCC to provide connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa

DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) has awarded a 15 year contract to award-winning carrier WIOCC for connectivity services in Southern and Eastern Africa, kicking off a two year planning and procurement phase for the AfricaConnect project.  In…


WIOCC’s Ryan Sher: one of the 40 most influential under-40 year olds in global telecommunications

For the third consecutive year, Ryan Sher, Chief Operating Officer at Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, has been acclaimed1 as one of the 40 most influential people under the age of 40 in the global telecommunications industry. WIOCC COO Ryan Sher…
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