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Thursday, August 27th, 2020

Deploying hyperscale infrastructure during a pandemic

Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, we have added over 1Tbps of backhaul capacity onto our 16Tbps-ready hyperscale network. In doing so we supported rapid, high-capacity service activation for clients wanting to meet the significant rise in end-user demand for content and connectivity. “Even before the pandemic, demand for capacity was […]

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Friday, August 21st, 2020

Offering a true alternative for connectivity throughout South Africa

“OTTs, content providers, ISPs, telcos and mobile network operators can now enjoy fully scalable, high-capacity connectivity throughout South Africa via our fully OTN-enabled national backhaul and expanded Metro networks,” explained WIOCC’s Chief Development Officer – Darren Bedford, during a recent interview with TechCentral about our multi-million dollar investment in hyperscale network infrastructure in South Africa. […]

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Get more from your capacity provider while growing your business

OTTs, content players, carriers, mobile network operators and ISPs already using our network in South Africa, and those who are yet to do so, now have access to a new 16Tbps OTN backbone following a multi-million dollar investment to significantly expand our national hyperscale network. Read about our unique connectivity proposition offering you high-capacity, extended […]

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Friday, July 24th, 2020

The importance of tailored solutions for West Africa

Nikki Popoola, Director, Sales – West Africa, has been leading development of bespoke solutions to meet the specific business requirements of WIOCC OTT and ISP clients in West Africa impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Since the onset of the pandemic, our clients have expressed markedly different needs for support in maintaining business continuity,” explained Nikki. “One […]

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

At home with WIOCC’s NOC Engineers

In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, our team of Network Operations Centre (NOC) Engineers, who provide 24/7 support for our unique, pan-African hyperscale network infrastructure, have been set up to support clients entirely from home. Our Nairobi-based NOC Engineers are our clients’ first point of contact for network-related queries and issues, so following a […]

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Thursday, July 16th, 2020

South Africa hyperscale network deployed on-schedule despite C-19 travel restrictions

Committed WIOCC Field Team members Andre Herholdt and Lancent Mapimela went the extra ‘mile’ – actually more than 300 miles each day for three weeks – to ensure the continuity of the South Africa national network build project. Their efforts, together with those of the entire dedicated WIOCC projects team, ensured its timely completion and […]

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Friday, July 10th, 2020

Scalable, multi-signal connectivity solutions delivered over our future-proofed, hyperscale network

We can now provide capacity in multiples of 100Gbps to clients wanting to carry multi-signal wavelengths – such as ethernet, SDH and IP – over a single service path, following the introduction of Optical Transport Network (OTN) technology into our future-proofed hyperscale network. “With OTN technology in place, our clients can now efficiently and cost-effectively […]

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Rapid Service Turn-up Despite COVID-19

A recent urgent client request to add 100Gbps to their existing 200Gbps capacity on the west coast of Africa, allowed WIOCC to demonstrate its ongoing rapid delivery capability despite the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. The urgency and scale of the demand were driven by the client’s need to anticipate a very significant rise in expected service usage […]

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020

Dramatic Surge in IP traffic due to Covid-19

“We’ve seen our IP traffic demand more than doubling on some routes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, as our OTT, content provider, carrier and ISP clients strive to keep up with their customers’ increased demand for connectivity and content”, says George Cheng, WIOCC’s Principle IP Architect. “In order for us to deliver traffic […]

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Friday, May 29th, 2020

WIOCC CEO Chris Wood named one of the world’s 100 most influential people in the wholesale carrier community

Chris Wood has been named in the prestigious 2020 Power 100 list of the world’s 100 most influential people in the wholesale carrier community. In the recently-released global listing, Chris is commended for growing WIOCC from an unknown start-up to the organisation now responsible for building Africa’s hyperscale network infrastructure. Investing to meet future demand  […]

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