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Friday, November 11th, 2022

WIOCC Chooses EXA Infrastructure to Diversify Network Connectivity Between Africa and Europe

LONDON, UK, 10 November 2022 – EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, and WIOCC Group, Africa’s leading provider of converged open access digital infrastructure, today announced the signing of a deal for capacity on a new terrestrial transport route interconnecting Africa and Europe. The deal comes hot on […]

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Tuesday, November 8th, 2022

WIOCC to Activate its Fibre Pair on Equiano Cable with Ciena

Company expands Africa’s open access digital infrastructure with high-capacity cable connectivity between Europe, Nigeria and South Africa Mauritius. November 7, 2022 – WIOCC, a leading provider of digital connectivity and infrastructure across Africa, is working with Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) to become the first operator to activate a fibre pair on the new Equiano submarine cable […]

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Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

Transforming Africa’s digital backbone

Our Group CEO, Chris Wood, recently shared his insights with Capacity Magazine, on how WIOCC has continuously played the role of a key catalyst for internet growth in Africa throughout the last 15 years, investing over $500m in creating open access, hyperscale digital infrastructure for Africa. This has been achieved through strategic investment in key […]

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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Meet WIOCC, Africa’s digital backbone, at AfricaCom 2022

We are excited to be back at AfricaCom physically this year, after 2 years of virtual attendance. If you are a cloud operator, content provider, fixed/mobile telco or ISP, and you are planning to attend AfricaCom on the 7th – 11th, November 2022, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre in South Africa, please visit […]

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

IFC Equity Investment in WIOCC Group to Support Africa’s Digital Infrastructure Expansion

To improve access to quality broadband internet and data hosting services for homes and businesses in Africa, IFC today announced it is expanding its relationship with West Indian Ocean Cable Company Holding Ltd (WIOCC Group), a leading digital connectivity and infrastructure provider in Africa, with a $30 million equity investment. The new investment will support […]

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Monday, September 26th, 2022

WIOCC wins Emerging Telecom Wholesale Services Provider of the Year award

Africa’s digital backbone, WIOCC, was recently recognised for outstanding leadership in wholesale services as it won the Emerging Telecom Wholesale Provider of the Year award category in the 6th Tech Innovation Awards 2022 in Nigeria. This award affirms WIOCC’s position as the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into Africa with […]

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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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