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Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

WIOCC completes USD 200 million debt and equity capital raise

WIOCC Holding Company Limited (or “WIOCC”) has completed a USD 200 million debt and equity capital raise which will be used to expand its connectivity within Africa and internationally, and through Open Access Data Centres (or “OADC”) – a newly created WIOCC Group company – to launch a network of pan-African data centres optimised to […]

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Thursday, November 18th, 2021

New connectivity corridors extend business opportunities along South Africa’s southern coastline

Fleet-footed cloud operators, content providers, carriers, internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile network operators (MNOs) are expanding their businesses along South Africa’s southern coastline, between Cape Town and Durban, following capacity wholesaler WIOCC’s recent addition of a further 30 Points of Presence (PoPs) along the 1,700km NLD5 and NLD6 coastal corridors. Koos Myburgh, Head of […]

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Friday, October 8th, 2021

Taking client focus to a new level

As Customer Service Week draws to a close, WIOCC has strengthened its commitment to delivering exceptional client service by adding relationship-oriented Client Service Managers to its Client Champions team, reinforcing WIOCC’s position as a client-centric organisation. ”The Client Service Managers enable us to provide even better service because they amplify the client’s voice internally and […]

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Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Simplifying Metro procurement, with an online feasibility and pricing tool

Telcos, mobile operators and internet service providers can now quickly and confidently provide customers with priced connectivity solutions following the introduction of WIOCC’s new, intuitive Metro feasibility and pricing tool. The tool, which is accessible online to registered clients, provides complete visibility of WIOCC’s Metro network covering the greater Johannesburg area to enable 24x7x365 feasibility […]

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Friday, September 24th, 2021

Nikki Popoola discusses key WIOCC brand values: diversity and inclusivity

WIOCC’s Director Sales – West Africa, Nikki Popoola, is featured on Capacity Media’s blog, where she discusses the importance of diversity within the workplace. Nikki suggests that for a company to be successful and reap the benefits of diversity, it should look closely at inclusive hiring and equitable rewards. She also shares her thoughts on […]

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Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

Strong relationships critical for the woman making a mark in West Africa

WIOCC’s Nikki Popoola has been named one of Capacity magazine’s 20 Women to Watch in the global wholesale community for the second year running. The magazine commended Nikki for developing WIOCC’s hyperscale national network in Nigeria, seamlessly linking subsea cable systems to high-capacity Metro networks in Lagos and Abuja. She was also praised for building […]

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Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Committed to helping clients grow their business in South Africa

WIOCC’s cloud operator, content provider, carriers, internet service provider (ISP) and mobile network operator (MNO) clients are already reaping the benefits from its 30 new PoPs along a 1700km, 16Tbps-ready hyperscale network extension between Cape Town and Durban. “WIOCC has helped us grow our value proposition from a fibre infrastructure developer to a competitive backhaul […]

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Friday, July 2nd, 2021

WIOCC’s Nikki Popoola named one of 20 women to watch in the global wholesale carrier community

Mauritius, 30th June, 2021 – Nikki Popoola, Director Sales – West Africa at WIOCC, has been identified as one of the 20 Women to Watch within the global wholesale carrier community in the latest issue of the industry’s leading magazine, Capacity. In the “20 Women to Watch 2021” listing, which highlights the amazing work women […]

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Friday, May 21st, 2021

WIOCC CEO Chris Wood named one of the 100 most influential people in the wholesale carrier community

Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC, a leading player in deploying carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into Africa, has again been identified as one of the 100 most influential people in the global wholesale carrier community in Capacity magazine’s third annual Power 100 index. Chris was cited for overseeing the completion of WIOCC’s multimillion-dollar hyperscale network infrastructure […]

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Friday, May 7th, 2021

Simplifying complex, cross-border connectivity challenges in Africa

One of the world’s largest telcos came to WIOCC with a challenge: to improve the resilience of its network and increase uptime by delivering a 40Gbps link across six southern Africa countries, configured as two connectivity rings. The ability to capitalise on WIOCC’s unique shareholder networks and strong working relationships, meant that our team was […]

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