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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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Friday, April 22nd, 2022

WIOCC lands Google’s Equiano cable in Nigeria

With a design capacity roughly 20 times larger than any other cable currently serving the region, the Equiano subsea internet cable will have a direct impact on connectivity, resulting in faster internet speeds, reduced internet prices and improved user experience in Nigeria. Read the the whole story here

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Monday, March 21st, 2022

Africa’s digital backbone

Find out how organisations across Africa can benefit from a transformational, inter-connected pan-African network of carrier-neutral data centres being constructed and operated by WIOCC group company Open Access Data Centres – by reading Capacity magazine’s recent interview with WIOCC CEO Chris Wood here.

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Friday, March 18th, 2022

Another WIOCC lady named in latest wholesale telecoms and tech sector Women to Watch power list

WIOCC Legal Counsel Kate Waiganjo was named one of the 20 women to watch in the 5th annual Women to Watch Power List, compiled by leading global wholesale carrier and service provider magazine, Capacity. Kate’s inclusion in this list, which celebrates women who have achieved great results or major milestones in their respective fields, is […]

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Monday, March 14th, 2022

Meet with WIOCC at Capacity Middle East and extend your capabilities in Africa

If you are a carrier, ISP, cloud operator or content provider looking to extend your influence and capability in Africa, come and meet the WIOCC team at Capacity Middle East to find out how we can help you grow your business. The event will take place on the 28th– 31st March 2022 at the Grand […]

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Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Digitising Africa

    Submarine Telecoms Forum – January 2022: Thought-leadership article by WIOCC CEO Chris Wood, about how the digitisation of Africa presents a significant opportunity for all organisations involved with the transportation and utilisation of data – from submarine cable owners, fixed-line/mobile telcos, content providers, application developers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs), through to systems […]

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Thursday, December 16th, 2021

Media coverage of WIOCC funding announcement and OADC launch releases

The launch of Open Access Data Centres and the associated funding announcement by WIOCC were reported widely by a broad cross-section of national and international media titles. To read a particular piece of coverage, click on the story headline below and this will open up the appropriate page on the media outlet website where the […]

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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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