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Thursday, June 16th, 2022

Chris Wood, WIOCC CEO listed in Capacity magazine Power 100

Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC, a leading carrier-neutral infrastructure provider in Africa, has again been identified as one of the 100 most influential people in the global wholesale carrier community in Capacity magazine’s fourth annual Power 100 index. Chris has been recognised every year since 2010 when the list started as the GTB Global Telecoms Business […]

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Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Chris Wood’s interview with Duncan McLeod of TechCentral: “Big opportunity for Africa as Equiano, 2Africa cables come online.”

WIOCC Group, one of the original investors in the EASSy submarine cable system on Africa’s east coast, is gearing up for rapid expansion as it eyes opportunities offered by two massive new cables being deployed to the continent. WIOCC – originally the West Indian Ocean Cable Company – was created to invest in EASSy, the […]

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Chris Wood’s interview with Fin24: “A new undersea cable is landing in Cape Town to bring super-fast internet.”

Google’s Equiano subsea cable is set to land near Cape Town in December. It promises faster internet and could ultimately lead to a drop in prices, though local network operators have the final call to make.  Existing cables servicing Africa are close to capacity.    After traversing the depths of the ocean for over 12 […]

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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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