Capacity Middle East takes place from tomorrow, Tuesday 6th until Thursday 8th March 2018 in Dubai, UAE at Grand Hyatt Dubai with Pre Events functions today Monday 5th March 2018. Come and interact with WIOCC on this three-day conference and meet our representatives Chris Wood, CEO, Mike Last, CMO & VP, International Business Development and Rob Irvin, Director, Bid Management and Products.
Mike Last, WIOCC’s CMO, will share his expertise in one of today’s opening panel sessions about ‘Fueling cloud infrastructure demands through innovative subsea cable technologies‘ at 3.30pm – 4.40pm, alongside four other industry leaders including Jason Mcgee-Abe – Editor, Capacity Media being the moderator, Chris Bayly – Director of Global Wholesale Solutions, Colt Technology Services, Peter Zwinkels – VP of Submarine Sales, INFINERA and Mohamed Nasr – AVP, EMEA, Cable Development, PCCW GLOBAL.
Mike and Rob are meeting with the delegates to discuss partnerships with WIOCC for access to the most extensive fibre-optic network in Africa and tailored end-to-end connectivity solutions.
To book a meeting with the WIOCC team at the ongoing event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIOCC, Africa’s Carriers’ Carrier is present at Submarine Networks Europe being held in Hilton Tower Bridge, London today Tuesday 20th and tomorrow Wednesday 21st February 2018.
Chris Wood, WIOCC CEO takes out his crystal ball and shares his vision on what the next 5 years will bring for the subsea communications for the industry at Submarine Networks Europe, alongside four other industry leaders including Elaine Stafford – Managing Partner, DRG Undersea Consulting being the Moderator, Andrew Edilson – VP Wholesale, Colt Technology Services, Alasdair Wilkie – CTO, Deep Blue Cable and Byron Clatterbuck – CEO, SEACOM Ltd.
The panel is scheduled for Wednesday 21st (Day 2) at 09.10 (GMT) and is expected to focus on:
- Emerging markets: opportunities and challenges
- Who will be the next big players?
- The technologies changing the future of subsea networks
- Will it be more of the same in the next 5 years?
Chris Wood will be in the company of Mike Last, CMO & VP International Business Development and Rob Irvin, Director, Bid Management and Products. If you would like to get more insight on WIOCC offerings to the industry kindly contact email@example.com.
Sub Tel Forum – January 2018: Thought-leadership article by WIOCC CEO Chris Wood, about how OTT players and Content Providers are shaping Africa’s evolving connectivity landscape.
To read the article please click here.
Capacity wholesaler WIOCC, the leading supplier of international bandwidth for Africa, has been shortlisted for the Best African Wholesale Carrier award at this year’s Global Carrier Awards, which will be presented on Wednesday 25 October at the Intercontinental Hotel, London – O2, alongside Capacity Europe.
Mike Last, WIOCC CMO and VP, International Business Development, remarked: “This is the fourth consecutive year WIOCC has been shortlisted for this award, which demonstrates the continued high quality of seamless, end-to-end managed connectivity solutions that we provide into, out of and within Africa”.
More details about the awards, read here.
For the seventh consecutive year, Chris Wood, CEO of Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, has been named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry.
Named within the Subsea & Data Centres section of this year’s GTB Power 100, Chris was acclaimed for his inspirational leadership, for his commitment to making an enduring contribution to African communications, and for being central to the transformation of Africa’s connectivity landscape – helping drive demand for network/service improvement initiatives that are bringing the benefits of the internet to an ever-greater number of people in ever-more countries.
Chris has led WIOCC since its formation in 2008, swiftly building it into the leading supplier of seamless, end-to-end managed service solutions into, out of and within Africa. He continues to invest in enhancing the reach, quality and diversity of WIOCC’s unique network, which currently offers customers seamless direct connectivity to over 550 locations across 30 African countries, and many more countries globally, through 55,000km of terrestrial fibre and more than 60,000km of submarine cable.
Chris also co-Chairs the EASSy Management Committee and is a leader in the submarine cable system’s deployment, extension and incremental capacity upgrades.
The 2017 GTB Power 100 – https://www.globaltelecomsbusiness.com/article/b14xj0qzzyc34x/gtb-announces-power100-for-2017 – is compiled from nominations made by readers of Global Telecoms Business, including CEOs, CFOs and other senior executives of the world’s major operators, telecom vendors and industry organisations.
James Wekesa is a deal maker. As the chief commercial officer at Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, Wekesa has an interesting and varied job which includes managing strong, mutually beneficial relationships with WIOCC’s 14 African shareholders.
These shareholders are made up from a mix of incumbent fixed-line operators, mobile challengers, wholesalers and even a regulator, some of which are submarine cable landing station owners, others being landlocked and dependent on cross-border arrangements for access to international connectivity.
These strong relationships are a key element in WIOCC’s ability to provide its own customers with excellent service, enabling it to deliver their traffic seamlessly via a unique 55,000km pan-African terrestrial network. WIOCC’s shareholders are also the company’s key channel to market in their respective domestic markets.
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Article from Capacity Magazine October/November Issue