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 marketing@wiocc.net

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 info@wiocc.net  or visit: www.wiocc.net

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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.

Download diagram below.

WIOCC Johannesburg/Pretoria metro diagram

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 marketing@wiocc.net .

WIOCC CEO Chris Wood: one of the 100 most powerful people in global telecoms

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.

Inspirational leadership

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.

 

Martin Mutiiria speaks at Zimbabwe’s Broadband Economy Forum 2017

Today, 20th July 2017, Martin Mutiiria – WIOCC’s Director, Sales – Africa will represent WIOCC at Zimbabwe’s 4th edition of Broadband Economy Forum being held in Sango Conference Centre, Cresta Lodge in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Martin will share his expertise during his speaking slot titled ‘What A Broadband Driven Economy in Today’s Africa Looks Like’ between 09.00am and 09.30am. Thereafter, Mr. Mutiiria will be joined by  Joseph Machiva – Divisional Director of Retail, TelOne, Clever Isaya – COO, NetOne,  Fayaz King – COO, Econet Wireless, Wellington Makamure – CEO, Liquid Telecom, Winfred Musengeya – Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Telecel Zimbabwe and Nhena Nyagura – CEO, Dandemutande to discuss questions that businesses have particularly regarding collaboration with the telecoms sector.

The Broadband Economy Conference places top business leaders from the full diversity of industries in one room to discuss one thing: how to utilise technology right now to grow their businesses. It will be a day of presentation, discussion and networking with local and regional decision makers in the broadband industry.

To reach Martin at the Broadband Economy Forum, please email him at martin.mutiiria@wiocc.net