Come and find out why WIOCC is building Africa’s first, truly hyperscale network infrastructure at Capacity Africa 2019

Interact with our welcoming team of experts at Capacity Africa in Rwanda on the 11-12th September, and learn how WIOCC is uniquely positioned to help you achieve your business goals through tailored solutions that deliver high-capacity, scalable connectivity to meet your current and future demands.

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Capacity Africa focuses on infrastructure developments across Africa, connecting senior-level executives from across the continent with international partners and investors. Meet with our team of experts, which will include Martin Mutiiria – Sales Director – Africa; Hitesh Desai – Sales Director, Southern Africa; Natasha Mzungu – Sales Manager; Christine Monne – Sales Manager and Edilson Sixpene – Sales Manager.

WIOCC is one of the longest established wholesale carriers in Africa with a history of strategic partnerships to deliver infrastructure that meets the rapidly evolving demands of clients. Putting you first, we continually invest in our network assuring you of future-proofed bandwidth and are pioneering the development of a seamless integrated subsea and terrestrial infrastructure in Africa.

With our depth of experience, expertise, unique network, flexible terms and strategic partnerships, we are uniquely placed to understand and deliver the dynamic demands of OTTs, Content Providers, ISPs, carriers as well as mobile operators.

Write to us ( to arrange a meeting with our team at Capacity Africa or to hear more about how we are building Africa’s hyperscale infrastructure.

WIOCC and Epsilon expand on-demand connectivity partnership at AfPIF in Mauritius

At the 10th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Mauritius (20-22 August 2019), WIOCC and privately-owned global communications service provider Epsilon will expand their partnership to rapidly deliver flexible, on-demand connectivity between Africa and the rest of the World.

By linking WIOCC’s unique pan-African terrestrial and international submarine cable network to Epsilon’s Infiny by Epsilon on-demand global connectivity platform, WIOCC can quickly take advantage of pre-configured connectivity between Africa and major global financial and communications hubs around the world – with the added flexibility of short-term contract options where desired.

This supports the growing adoption of Cloud-based applications and services across Africa and enables African service providers to connect on-demand from across Africa to global communications and peering hubs

Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC, commented: “As the leading player in deploying carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into Africa, we have a policy of continual investment to create Africa’s first, truly hyperscale network infrastructure and service portfolio.”

“This partnership will help us deliver Cloud-centric networking to our Africa-based clients and give them rapid and flexible access to global hubs. Epsilon’s Infiny platform further extends our global reach and enables our clients to quickly roll out new applications and services to meet the rapidly evolving demands of African markets.”

Epsilon CEO Jerzy Szlosarek stated: “Epsilon has been focused on enhancing our Infiny SDN platform to deliver high-performance connectivity services and greater global reach. By partnering with WIOCC, we are bringing on-demand connectivity to businesses and service providers across Africa. WIOCC’s customers and partners can now connect globally via a single platform with complete control and visibility over the network performance.”

Come and meet WIOCC at ITW 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia

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WIOCC is leading the way in deploying carrier-scale, future-proofed network into Africa, supporting the ever-growing demand for capacity across African markets.

Continual investment in establishing and maintaining a truly hyperscale network infrastructure ensures that we are able to meet your current and future demands for capacity. Meet our expert team at ITW (International Telecoms Week) 2019 to discuss your connectivity challenges and learn how we can deliver effective, reliable solutions to meet your needs.

Our experts at ITW will include our CEO, Chris Wood; Sam Ndungu – CFO; James Wekesa – CCO; Ryan Sher – COO; Mike Last – CMO & VP, Marketing & International Business Development; Darren Bedford – CDO;  Hitesh Desai – Director, Sales Southern Africa; Rob Irvin – Director, Bid Management & Product; Martin Mutiiria – Director, Africa-Sales;  Nikki Popoola – Director, West Africa;  Tony Razzell – Director, Business Intelligence;  Jason Tutty – Director, Networks, and Chris’ PA, Winnie Karisa.

Chris is one of the industry leaders invited to participate in a panel discussion about how organisations and technology are ‘Enabling Africa’s digital economy. Come along to this open panel session on Tuesday 25th June, at the International Pavilion from 8.30am to 10.30am, to gain insights into strategies to increase broadband penetration in Africa, expectations for new and planned cable systems, the role satellites will play in an increasingly fibred world, and the demand drivers accelerating Africa’s digital economy.

ITW is the largest annual meeting point for the global wholesale telecoms industry, providing a platform for 7,000 delegates from 2,000 plus companies and more than 135 countries to meet and network. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency & Marriott Marquis hotels in Atlanta, Georgia.

To find out how WIOCC can meet your international connectivity needs, send us an email ( to arrange a meeting with our team at ITW.



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Africa’s carriers’ carrier will be attending the largest carrier event in the Middle East, set to take place from  March 4th to 7th, 2019. The Grand Hyatt Dubai in the United Arab Emirates will be the venue for a gathering of 1700 senior-level delegates from over 475 companies worldwide.

The WIOCC team at the event will be led by Chris Wood, WIOCC CEO together with Ryan Sher – Chief Operations Officer, Mike Last – Chief Marketing Officer & VP International Business Development, Rob Irvin – Director, Products & Bid Management and Michael Veldhuis – International Sales.

On March 4th, Chris Wood will join a panel discussing how data centres are reshaping traditional sub-sea cable termination. From 11.30 am, Chris will debate the topic together with Keith Shaw, Business Development – Equinix, Mike Hollands – Director, Market Development – InterXion, John Melick, Chairman – Djibouti Data Center, Omar Hassan Al Zaabi, VP, Product & Capacity Management – Etisalat as well as Eric Handa, CEO – APTelecom, a WIOCC Partner company.

To arrange a meeting with WIOCC please email your request to 


Come interact with WIOCC at AfricaCom and GCCM Africa in South Africa

WIOCC at AfricaCom 2018

If you’ll be at AfricaCom in Cape Town on November 13th -15th, please visit us on our stand –number C40 – at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town for partnership opportunities. The WIOCC team, led by our CEO, Chris Wood, will be ready to tackle any complex challenge and deliver simple solutions – whether you are an African or international telco, an ISP, an OTT player or a Content Provider.

WIOCC is at the forefront of connecting Africa to the world. We work hard to understand fully the needs of each client, then draw upon our depth of experience, expertise, unique network and breadth of service options to develop bespoke solutions that precisely meet their requirements.

If you are looking for affordable, reliable, managed connectivity, then come and meet us and find out how we can develop a bespoke solution just for you.

To book a meeting with WIOCC at this busy event, please contact

Nikki Popoola joins Keynote panel / Executive Roundtable at GCCM Africa

On Monday 12th November 2018 at the Africa 2018 GCCM/ CC- Submarine Summit, at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, Nikki Popoola, WIOCC’s Director of Sales Africa, will be part of an Executive Round-table Panel Discussions Session discussing‘’.

Points of discussion & general questions will include the following;

  • What are today’s and future data centres to meet subsea cable operators demand, and how can we address it?
  • Can you explain to the audience the relationship between Subsea cable operators and data centres, and the importance on it?
  • How does the landscape look now and are there any new projects coming in the next 5 to 10 years?
  • What role does the Internet Exchanges and Peering play, and help to generate new value-added services to drive growth and maximize revenues?
  • Explain to us about the importance of Big Data, Cloud Storage, Cloud Cyber-security
  • How do we meet today’s Challenges and what are the Solutions to provide?

For more information about WIOCC, please contact  or visit:

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Meeting the capacity demand challenge

“Eight years ago, a typical client requirement was for 155 Megabits per second; today, 100 Gigabits per second is not unusual”, says Chris Wood, CEO of leading capacity wholesaler WIOCC.

Increasing adoption of, and reliance upon, bandwidth-intensive applications by enterprise and domestic clients is driving capacity demand amongst operators – particularly those serving the banking and trading communities – content providers, Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Wireless ISPs (WISPs), typically starting at 10Gbps, up to 100Gbps and beyond.

As well as delivery of the bandwidth itself, network latency, reliability and cost are all critical in the provision of connectivity. Achieving the required network scale, quality and reach demands a significant and sustained programme of investment in metropolitan, national and international infrastructure. For example, capacity wholesaler WIOCC has invested over US$300million in its unique network footprint, which is scaled to meet the ongoing capacity needs of even the most demanding of wholesale clients. The network comprises more than 55,000km of African terrestrial fibre linked seamlessly with capacity on multiple submarine cable systems, providing access to much of sub-Saharan African, including the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.

Tailored service offerings for Africa

Addressing connectivity requirements in Africa can be complex, typically requiring interaction with multiple service providers. A simpler solution is to use an expert Africa supplier with the expertise and relationships to deliver end-to-end managed connectivity solutions – a single point of contact, one contract and one bill.

WIOCC is such an organization: a leading African carriers’ carrier focused on implementing tailored solutions for its wholesale client base. It is playing a key role in the arrival of international carriers, ISPs and over-the-top players into African markets, with these arrivals triggering a significant migration of content, principally from Europe to Africa, to improve service performance for consumers in Africa. With this has come the need for more localised services such as IP Transit, which provides ISPs with connectivity to global internet content.

WIOCC is also increasingly supporting client migration from legacy SDH networks to new-generation, high-capacity, low-delay Layer-0 Optical Transport Network (OTN) technologies and pure Ethernet at the Metro level, enabling seamless integration of international connectivity with extensive local presence.

Johannesburg/Pretoria Metro

With its 40-PoP Johannesburg/Pretoria Metro, extensive South African network and strategic investments in international submarine cables, WIOCC enables ISPs, WISPs and operators to address the needs of enterprise clients in Jo’burg and Pretoria seeking cost-effective, high-quality internet and point-to-point connectivity.

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WIOCC Johannesburg/Pretoria metro diagram

Meet WIOCC at MyBroadband Conference in South Africa

Are you are an ISP, WISP or Operator looking to provide your customers with reliable, cost-effective, high-quality internet connectivity? Come and speak with one of the WIOCC team on Stand No. 4 at MyBroadband Conference on the 18th October 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, South Africa, and find out how we can develop a bespoke solution just for you.

MyBroadband Conference & Expo is the premier event of its kind in South Africa, attracting IT executives and delegates from around the country.

To book a meeting with WIOCC at this busy event, please contact



Connect with WIOCC at NigeriaCom

NigeriaCom is here and WIOCC, Africa’s Carriers’ Carrier, will be in attendance and participating at the event.  The two-day event will take place at Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria on the 19th – 20th September 2018.

If you are an African or international telco, an ISP, an OTT player or a Content Provider looking for affordable, reliable, managed connectivity, visit our stand number 0 for partnership opportunities. 

To set up a meeting with the WIOCC team, please contact .


WIOCC, Africa’s Carriers’ Carrier, will attend Capacity Africa taking place for the first time in Rwanda, Kigali from the 5th of September 2018. Capacity Africa is the wholesale telecoms event which connects senior-level executives from across the continent with their international partners and companies looking to invest in Africa.

Darren Bedford- CDO, WIOCC


Darren Bedford, Chief Development Officer- WIOCC, will be speaking in a panel discussion on ‘Africa’s submarine landscape – analysing the new wave of cable investment’ on Thursday, 6th September at 9.45 a.m.



WIOCC will be well represented by an expert team ready to work with you to solve your complex connectivity challenges .

Meet the team at exhibition stand 26, Kilimanjaro 2, Kigali Mariott Hotel

To set up a meeting, please send your request to

Come interact with Africa’s Carriers’ Carrier in Asia

Darren Bedford joins a roundtable at GCCM, Singapore

Darren Bedford, Chief Development Officer of Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, will be part of a roundtable discussing ‘The role of Datacenters Strategies’ at GCCM, which takes place today, 26th and tomorrow 27th June 2018 at the InterContinental Hotel in Singapore.

The roundtable is scheduled for day two (27th) from 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm and will be moderated by Erik van Stokkom – Board Member at MGI. Other panellists include Brett Matthews – Sales Engineering Director, Australia & New Zealand at Splunk Inc, Carlos M. Trujillo – Chief Operations Officer at SubPartners Pty Ltd and William Heng, Director – Sales Engineering APAC at Digital Realty. Discussions will cover the following;

  • Today’s and future data centres to meet subsea cable operators demand
  • The relationship between Subsea cable operators and datacenters
  • New projects coming in the next 5 to 10 years
  • What role does the Internet Exchanges and Peering play, and help to generate new value-added services to drive growth and maximize revenues
  • Big Data, Cloud Storage, Cloud Cybersecurity
  • How to meet today’s Challenges and Solutions to provide

To reach Darren at GCCM, please email him at


WIOCC at CommunicAsia & NXTAsia2018

WIOCC, Africa’s Carriers’ Carrier is present and participating at CommunicAsia 2018 taking place at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 26th -28th June 2018

Visit us at booth 5G2 -12, to see the award-winning carrier for wholesale in Africa.  Come discuss partnerships opportunities with WIOCC team for access to the most extensive fibre-optic network in Africa and tailored end-to-end connectivity solutions.