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Client Update: Covid-19

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

WIOCC’s woman to watch – Nikki Popoola

Nikki Popoola, WIOCC’s Director, Sales – West Africa, has been named in Capacity Media’s recently-announced list of the 20 women to watch in the global telecommunications industry in 2020. She is commended for her work in establishing WIOCC’s strong presence in West Africa through developing a rich network of partners and clients, and for building […]

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Monday, September 7th, 2020

WIOCC shortlisted for Global Carrier Award 2020

We are honoured to have been recognised for our innovative ‘Business as Usual despite Covid-19’ online campaign by being shortlisted for the Best Social Media Campaign award at this year’s Global Carrier Awards. WIOCC is Africa’s sole representative in this category. The pioneering online campaign was designed to help bridge the potentially damaging gap in […]

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Flexibility key to thriving in a dynamic market

  Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the ability to quickly revise your service capabilities to reflect sudden, dramatic changes in the market was regarded simply as a ‘nice to have’. However, this changed dramatically with the arrival of Covid-19 and the introduction of  working and lifestyle measures designed to combat its spread. These have had a […]

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

WIOCC: staying agile and flexible during Covid-19

Covid-19 has caused the postponement of many high-profile networking events and telecoms exhibitions, and the imposition of travel restrictions throughout Africa and the rest of the world. This has created a potentially damaging loss of face-to-face contact between our Sales team and their clients and prospects, and of face-to-face brand reinforcement opportunities. In order to […]

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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Deploying hyperscale infrastructure during a pandemic

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, we have added over 1Tbps of backhaul capacity onto our 16Tbps-ready hyperscale network. In doing so we supported rapid, high-capacity service activation for clients wanting to meet the significant rise in end-user demand for content and connectivity. “Even before the pandemic, demand for capacity was […]

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Friday, August 21st, 2020

Offering a true alternative for connectivity throughout South Africa

“OTTs, content providers, ISPs, telcos and mobile network operators can now enjoy fully scalable, high-capacity connectivity throughout South Africa via our fully OTN-enabled national backhaul and expanded Metro networks,” explained WIOCC’s Chief Development Officer – Darren Bedford, during a recent interview with TechCentral about our multi-million dollar investment in hyperscale network infrastructure in South Africa. […]

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Get more from your capacity provider while growing your business

OTTs, content players, carriers, mobile network operators and ISPs already using our network in South Africa, and those who are yet to do so, now have access to a new 16Tbps OTN backbone following a multi-million dollar investment to significantly expand our national hyperscale network. Read about our unique connectivity proposition offering you high-capacity, extended […]

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

The importance of tailored solutions for West Africa

Nikki Popoola, Director, Sales – West Africa, has been leading development of bespoke solutions to meet the specific business requirements of WIOCC OTT and ISP clients in West Africa impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Since the onset of the pandemic, our clients have expressed markedly different needs for support in maintaining business continuity,” explained Nikki. “One […]

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

At home with WIOCC’s NOC Engineers

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our team of Network Operations Centre (NOC) Engineers, who provide 24/7 support for our unique, pan-African hyperscale network infrastructure, have been set up to support clients entirely from home. Our Nairobi-based NOC Engineers are our clients’ first point of contact for network-related queries and issues, so following a […]

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

South Africa hyperscale network deployed on-schedule despite C-19 travel restrictions

Committed WIOCC Field Team members Andre Herholdt and Lancent Mapimela went the extra ‘mile’ – actually more than 300 miles each day for three weeks – to ensure the continuity of the South Africa national network build project. Their efforts, together with those of the entire dedicated WIOCC projects team, ensured its timely completion and […]

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