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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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Monday, March 6th, 2023

Bridging connectivity gaps via wholesale offering

Wholesale international capacity demands continue to grow, from tens of Megabits per second (Mbps) per circuit to multi-100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) – on multiple routes for resilience. This is driven by African consumers’ needs to reach cloud-based content and the global cloud community migrating its content into Africa to optimise end-user experience. WIOCC is […]

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Wednesday, March 1st, 2023

Chris Wood’s Interview with African Wireless Communications Yearbook 2022

Chris Wood, Group CEO, WIOCC, recently shared important insights in an interview published in the African Wireless Communications Yearbook 2022 on subsea fibre and WIOCC’s investments in major international subsea systems serving Africa. To read the full interview click, here

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

WIOCC lands world’s largest subsea cable system in KwaZulu-Natal

The arrival of  the transformational 2Africa subsea cable will more than double South Africa’s total subsea capacity inventory and help accelerate growth of the country’s digital economy. To read the press release Click here

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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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