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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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Thursday, November 18th, 2021

New connectivity corridors extend business opportunities along South Africa’s southern coastline

Fleet-footed cloud operators, content providers, carriers, internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile network operators (MNOs) are expanding their businesses along South Africa’s southern coastline, between Cape Town and Durban, following capacity wholesaler WIOCC’s recent addition of a further 30 Points of Presence (PoPs) along the 1,700km NLD5 and NLD6 coastal corridors. Koos Myburgh, Head of […]

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Friday, October 8th, 2021

Taking client focus to a new level

As Customer Service Week draws to a close, WIOCC has strengthened its commitment to delivering exceptional client service by adding relationship-oriented Client Service Managers to its Client Champions team, reinforcing WIOCC’s position as a client-centric organisation. ”The Client Service Managers enable us to provide even better service because they amplify the client’s voice internally and […]

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Thursday, October 7th, 2021

Simplifying Metro procurement, with an online feasibility and pricing tool

Telcos, mobile operators and internet service providers can now quickly and confidently provide customers with priced connectivity solutions following the introduction of WIOCC’s new, intuitive Metro feasibility and pricing tool. The tool, which is accessible online to registered clients, provides complete visibility of WIOCC’s Metro network covering the greater Johannesburg area to enable 24x7x365 feasibility […]

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