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Friday, May 24th, 2024

FirstNet Leverages WIOCC 2Africa Cable For Unprecedented Connectivity

WIOCC has connected FirstNet Technology Services, a First Technology Group company, to the 2Africa cable system between Durban and Cape Town. FirstNet, a leading cloud, connectivity, voice and security solutions provider in South Africa, is the first client, both locally and internationally, to be connected to this segment of the 2Africa cable. This landmark collaboration […]

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Monday, March 25th, 2024

WIOCC and Open Access Data Centres Drive STEM Inspiration at Sammy Bright School in Lagos, Nigeria

[Lagos, Nigeria: 25 March 2024] WIOCC Group, the parent company of WIOCC, Africa’s digital backbone; and Open Access Data Centres (OADC), Africa’s fastest-growing data centre company; elevated their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts by inspiring and encouraging students at Sammy Bright School in Ajah, Lagos to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) […]

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Saturday, March 16th, 2024

WIOCC’s Strategic Role in Addressing Subsea Cable Outages

[16 March, 2024] – WIOCC, Africa’s digital backbone, is leading the continent’s response to the cable cuts currently affecting the WACS, ACE, Main One and SAT3 subsea systems on Africa’s western seaboard. WIOCC’s highly resilient network, with hyperscale capacity on every major system is the largest in Africa and ideally placed to swiftly deliver restoration […]

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Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Beyond connectivity: WIOCC Group is transforming Africa’s digital economy

From cloud operators and content providers to telcos and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), digitally-based businesses can now build the operations they want in Africa by taking advantage of WIOCC Group’s unique converged open-access digital infrastructure (CODI), which is helping accelerate the continent’s digitisation.     Unique digital infrastructure goes beyond connectivity By combining a pan-Africa, […]

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Monday, August 14th, 2023

WIOCC restores major ISPs and IP Transit providers on Equiano cable

Leading African carrier-scale network infrastructure provider WIOCC has confirmed putting in place restoration services on the Equiano cable for its major ISP and IP Transit provider clients affected by the ongoing west coast subsea cable outages. Due to a probable rock fall in the Congo Canyon, the WACS, SAT-3 and ACE subsea cables have been […]

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Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Laser Light and WIOCC Sign $129M Partnership to Grow Businesses and Increase Access To Data Capacity for Africa

Master Services Agreement Has Laser Light Contracting with WIOCC for Undersea Cables and Support Services with WIOCC Contracting with Laser Light for Global Connectivity. Laser Light – WIOCC Partnership Will Bring Much Needed Next-Generation Network Capacity To Africa. Reston, VA, USA / Ebene, Cybercity, Mauritius July 13, 2023 – Laser Light Companies and WIOCC, Africa’s […]

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Friday, July 7th, 2023

WIOCC GROUP Appoints New Head of Product to Drive Innovation and Client Experience

WIOCC GROUP, Africa’s converged open-access digital infrastructure leader, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nolan Naidu as the new Head of Product. With an extensive background in the telecommunications industry, Nolan brings over 16 years of experience and a proven track record in product and project management, business planning and analysis, and IT strategy. […]

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Thursday, June 8th, 2023

WIOCC Group appoints Mohammed Bouhelal to help accelerate the DRC’s digital transformation

WIOCC Group, Africa’s converged open-access digital infrastructure leader, has brought in experienced senior connectivity and data services professional Mohammed Bouhelal to establish its presence in the DRC – an important new market for the company, with the potential to become one of the fastest-growing digital economies on the African continent. To read the press release, […]

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Tuesday, May 16th, 2023

WIOCC Group expands its Marketing Division to support pan-Africa expansion

Africa’s converged open-access digital infrastructure leader, WIOCC Group, parent company of award-winning and fast-growing data centre company Open Access Data Centres (OADC), and WIOCC, Africa’s digital hyperscale carrier, has doubled its marketing and communications team to support the Group’s expanding international, regional and national client base. The introduction of a number of experienced senior recruits into […]

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Nikki Popoola interview with Hot Telecom at SubOptic 2023

During this year’s SubOptic event, Isabelle Paradis from Hot Telecom interviewed Nikki Popoola, Director, Sales West Africa. Nikki discussed the significant progress Africa has made in developing subsea cables, as well as the WIOCC Group’s efforts to digitise the continent. Nikki also highlighted the challenges faced by operators in accessing reliable and affordable connectivity services. […]

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