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Thursday, September 22nd, 2022

Nikki Popoola, Interview with Capacity Magazine

Nikki Popoola, Director, Sales West Africa, was interviewed by Saf Malik of Capacity magazine at this year’s International Telecoms  Week (ITW) event, where she highlighted WIOCC’s national network and its plans into 2023. Nikki touched on the Google Equiano cable, highlighting WIOCC as the landing partner and the direct impact on connectivity it will bring to […]

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Friday, September 2nd, 2022

Inspiring the next generation

In support of young telecom graduates, especially in Africa, WIOCC is pleased to announce its sponsorship and participation at the Wave event run by SubOptic on 14th September 2022 at BT Tower in London, UK. The event is aimed at attracting new talents into the global subsea industry. Nikki Popoola, Director, Sales – West Africa and Claire […]

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

Landing of Equiano cable extends WIOCC’s wholesale offering in South Africa

The arrival in South Africa of Google’s state-of-the-art, 144Tbps, 12 fibre pair Equiano cable will have a direct impact on connectivity throughout the Southern Africa region, resulting in faster internet speeds, reduced internet prices and improved user experience. WIOCC’s commitment to delivering a market-leading portfolio of wholesale services, based on strategic investment in subsea and […]

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Monday, June 20th, 2022

Our evolving corporate identity

At the recent International Telecoms Week (ITW) event in Washington DC, USA, we unveiled a new tagline, Africa’s Digital Backbone, that more fully captures our positioning and strategy going forward. This evolution of our corporate branding represents our organisation’s evolving role in Africa’s digital ecosystem. As the leading carrier-neutral infrastructure provider on the continent, WIOCC […]

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Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Chris Wood, WIOCC CEO listed in Capacity magazine Power 100

Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC, a leading carrier-neutral infrastructure provider in Africa, has again been identified as one of the 100 most influential people in the global wholesale carrier community in Capacity magazine’s fourth annual Power 100 index. Chris has been recognised every year since 2010 when the list started as the GTB Global Telecoms Business […]

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Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Chris Wood’s interview with Duncan McLeod of TechCentral: “Big opportunity for Africa as Equiano, 2Africa cables come online.”

WIOCC Group, one of the original investors in the EASSy submarine cable system on Africa’s east coast, is gearing up for rapid expansion as it eyes opportunities offered by two massive new cables being deployed to the continent. WIOCC – originally the West Indian Ocean Cable Company – was created to invest in EASSy, the […]

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Chris Wood’s interview with Fin24: “A new undersea cable is landing in Cape Town to bring super-fast internet.”

Google’s Equiano subsea cable is set to land near Cape Town in December. It promises faster internet and could ultimately lead to a drop in prices, though local network operators have the final call to make.  Existing cables servicing Africa are close to capacity.    After traversing the depths of the ocean for over 12 […]

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Thursday, May 19th, 2022

From the CEO

Our CEO, Chris Wood, recently shared his observations on how Africa is changing, the impacts of this on the development of the continent’s infrastructure and how the creation of Africa’s digital backbone is helping to deliver enhanced economic growth, innovation in business, job creation and improved access to social media and content. Find out more […]

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Friday, May 6th, 2022

WIOCC’s landing of the Equiano cable in Nigeria attracts widespread media attention

WIOCC’s landing of Google’s Equiano cable into Open Access Data Centers’ Lagos facility is a critical element in enabling Nigeria to meet its current and future international connectivity demands. The subsea cable will provide roughly 20 times more international capacity than any other cable currently serving the region and will help businesses and individuals throughout […]

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Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Discuss the changes taking place in Africa’s Digital Backbone – meet WIOCC at ITW 2022

WIOCC is continually investing in improving Africa’s global connectivity, its digital infrastructure, and its ICT capabilities for the benefit of its wholesale clients, progressing its Vision of making an enduring contribution to Africa’s communications. With our depth of experience, local expertise, flexible engagement, and strategic partnerships, we are uniquely placed to understand and meet the […]

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