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Client Update: Covid-19

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Dramatic Surge in IP traffic due to Covid-19

“We’ve seen our IP traffic demand more than doubling on some routes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, as our OTT, content provider, carrier and ISP clients strive to keep up with their customers’ increased demand for connectivity and content”, says George Cheng, WIOCC’s Principle IP Architect. “In order for us to deliver traffic […]

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

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

Chris Wood has been named in the prestigious 2020 Power 100 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in the wholesale carrier community. In the recently-released global listing, Chris is commended for growing WIOCC from an unknown start-up to the organisation now responsible for building Africa’s hyperscale network infrastructure. Investing to meet future demand  […]

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Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Insights on ‘Connectivity in the current climate’

WIOCC CMO and VP International Business Development Mike Last, was one of the expert subsea cable industry panellists[1] in a recent Submarine Networks World webinar, ‘Connectivity in the current climate – a global subsea perspective’. The webinar’s focus was on the challenges of keeping the world connected, while servicing increased demand – now more critical […]

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Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

WIOCC, building Africa’s hyperscale infrastructure

WIOCC CEO Chris Wood’s thought-leadership article has been published by leading international subsea cable magazine, Submarine Telecoms Forum. The article illustrates how global carriers, OTT players and content providers can best meet their current and future capacity needs by working with a forward-thinking wholesale partner such as WIOCC, which is leading the way in building […]

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Thursday, May 14th, 2020

2Africa announced: a transformative subsea cable for internet connectivity in Africa

China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN Global Connect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC today announced their partnership to build 2Africa, one of the world’s largest subsea cable projects that will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. At 37,000km long, the cable will interconnect Europe (eastward via Egypt), the Middle East […]

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Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Coronavirus increases reliance upon high-uptime bandwidth connectivity

With increasing numbers of African businesses temporarily closing their offices and switching to remote working in the face of the global coronavirus pandemic, the importance of reliable, diversity-rich international connectivity has probably never been greater. “In these challenging times, our track record of investment in enhancing the reliability, capacity and reach of our network, together […]

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Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

Client Update: Coronavirus COVID-19

The well-publicised spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) together with its recent designation by the World Health Organisation as a global pandemic, has created questions and concerns in the minds of our clients, partners, suppliers and staff. It appears extremely unlikely that this virus will be contained in the coming weeks and months, and during this time […]

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Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Delivering your dynamic international connectivity demands

If you are an OTT player, content provider, ISP or telco seeking a reliable partner to deliver bespoke solutions to meet your international connectivity requirements, come and meet the WIOCC team at Capacity Middle East from 2nd – 5th March 2020 at Grand Hyatt Dubai. Our expert team there to discuss your connectivity challenges into […]

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Monday, February 10th, 2020

WIOCC extends your capabilities in Africa

If you are an OTT player, content provider, telco or ISP and will be attending Submarine Networks EMEA, at the Business Design Centre in London on 18th to 19th February, 2020, come and meet the organisation building Africa’s first, truly hyperscale infrastructure. Our expert team there will be led by CEO, Chris Wood, accompanied by […]

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Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Come and meet the organisation building Africa’s hyperscale infrastructure at PTC Hawaii

If you will be attending PTC’s Annual Conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu from the 19th-22nd January 2020, come and meet with WIOCC CEO, Chris Wood, and CMO & VP, International Business Development, Mike Last. WIOCC is building Africa’s largest and most resilient network for international connectivity. We are uniquely positioned to understand and […]

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