WIOCC expansion in Africa
Africa's carriers' carrier WIOCC is further strengthening its presence in Africa by bringing in three experienced senior telecoms industry professionals: Darren Bedford, from PCCW (formely Gateway Communicaions); Martin Mutiiria, from Nokia Siemens Networks; and Jason Tutty from Reliance Globalcom.
WIOCC wins Best Pan-African Initiative Award at Africa Com 2012
Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC won the Best Pan-African Initiative Award at Africa Com 2012, for building an unrivalled, high-capacity network that seamlessly integrates more than 50,000km of African terrestrial fibre with 40,000km of international submarine cable - giving carriers diversity-rich, high-speed international connectivity to and from over 400 locations in 30 African countries.
WIOCC CEO named one of the 100 most powerful people in global telecommunications
In the 5th annual GTB Power 100 listing, Global Telecoms Business magazine ranked WIOCC CEO Chris Wood at number 79 – making him one of only four executives from African businesses to appear in this list of the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry.
Improved international connectivity from WIOCC reduces bandwidth prices in Lesotho by 67%
Businesses, institutions and consumers in Lesotho are set to experience faster, reliable and significantly more affordable internet connectivity as Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC brings additional broadband capacity into Lesotho.
Businesses and consumers in Africa are now part of a revolution. The arrival of new submarine cables is a key enabler for the continent's growth and development. Information Communications Technologies (ICT) are increasingly playing a key role in economic development. WIOCC is at the forefront of this revolution.
WIOCC is Africa's carriers´ carrier, providing international and African telcos and internet service providers with a one-stop shop for international connectivity into, within and out of Africa.
WIOCC utilises more than 50,000km of terrestrial fibre, much of it owned by its own shareholders, to offer affordable, reliable, managed connectivity to and from more than 400 locations across 30 African countries. Its seamless, high capacity international connectivity extends to 100 cities in 29 countries in Europe, and more than 700 cities in 70 countries globally.
WIOCC is jointly owned by 14 major telecom operators in Africa – all first or second tier operators in their respective countries.