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.
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?
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Ryan Sher, COO of Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC, will be part of a roundtable discussing ‘Regulation, Spectrum and Broadband Strategies’ at TMT Finance Africa which takes place today, Thursday 15th March 2018 at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa.
The roundtable is scheduled for 14.00 – 14.50 pm and will be chaired by Tracy Cohen – Director, CDH Legal. Other speakers include Prof H Sama Nwana – Managing Partner, Cenerva, Thomas Hintze – CEO, Wananchi Group, Dr Adedoyin Adeola – Telecommunication Executive Consultant and Brian Jakins – Regional Vice President, Middle East and Africa, Intelsat.
Key stakeholders, telecom executives, regulators and investors discuss the latest strategies around spectrum sharing and rolling out new broadband networks in Africa – and how regulators are impacting investment decisions. Areas to be covered during the session include:
Spectrum sharing – which strategies are proving most successful? Which trends will follow?
How is the regulatory environment impacting investment in South Africa and other key markets?
4G, 5G and Fibre Rollout – What does the investment roadmap look like and where is investment having the most impact?
Financing Models – Including Public Private Partnerships
Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, has partnered with Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC to deploy its Infiny by Epsilon on-demand connectivity platform. The partnership provides WIOCC with on-demand connectivity to major global financial and communications hubs. WIOCC customers are able to access to Epsilon’s 90+ PoPs globally and direct connectivity to world-leading Cloud and Internet Exchange providers. It is the first deployment of Infiny by Epsilon in southern Africa.
Infiny by Epsilon’s on-demand connectivity platform will be deployed in Johannesburg and Cape Town to give African Service Providers rapid access to cloud-centric networking.
The partnership supports the growing adoption of Cloud-based applications and services across the continent. It enables African service providers to seamlessly connect from South Africa to global communications hubs and peering points.
“WIOCC is a unique organisation and we are proud to be supporting it as it delivers on-demand connectivity across Africa. Its customers and end users will benefit from faster access to content and the Cloud as well as optimised application performance,” said Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO at Epsilon. “We are serving truly global demand for on-demand connectivity. Our Global Interconnect Fabric has been developed over the last 15 years to provide consistent Quality of Service and Experience no matter where our partners are located.”
Jointly owned by 14 major African telecoms operators, WIOCC’s shareholder and partner networks interconnect over 500 locations across more than 30 African countries using a 55,000km terrestrial fibre-optic network. WIOCC connects its customers to key financial and commercial centres in Africa and around the world.
“Partnering with Epsilon further expands our capabilities and provides our customers with rapid and flexible access to global hubs. Epsilon’s Infiny platform makes it simple to connect and grow our presence globally and improves our customers’ ability to quickly roll out new applications and services,” said Chris Wood, CEO at WIOCC. “The African market wants network services that can support the Cloud, matching the speed and accessibility of other ICT solutions. Infiny helps us to deliver Cloud-centric networking to our African customers.”
The Infiny platform enables partners to rapidly provision a suite of on-demand connectivity services via a web-based portal, APIs and iOS or Android mobile apps. It makes procuring and managing global connectivity simple with 24/7 access to services via its intuitive web portal or APIs.
Infiny by Epsilon users can choose from a range of services from port-to-port, port-to-Cloud, port-to-Internet Exchange, SIP Trunking and Inbound services, last mile DIA and SD-WAN services. It is supported with bespoke intelligent networking technology that enables it to offer guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) and Experience (QoE), end-to-end and around the world.
Epsilon is a global Cloud Centric Network service provider, extending carrier-grade connectivity services to the world’s Communications and Cloud ecosystems. The company offers smart networking capabilities that combine on-demand infrastructure, automation, web-based portals and APIs to give partners friction-free access to global connectivity.
All Epsilon services are powered by a next-generation hyper-scalable global backbone which connects all the leading telecoms hubs globally. Across this fabric encompasses a dense ecosystem of carriers, service operators and cloud providers offering the leading interconnect point for a diverse set of network and connectivity requirements.
Operating exclusively as a wholesaler, WIOCC is revolutionising the delivery of high-capacity connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world. It is widely recognised as Africa’s carriers’ carrier, offering one-stop-shop, end-to-end service between more than 30 African countries and the world’s key global financial and commercial centres. WIOCC recognises that organisations’ needs differ and tailors its solutions to suit the specific requirements of each customer. Its unique, flexible, bandwidth packages are designed to enable carriers, mobile operators, internet service providers (ISPs), OTTs and Content Providers to take full advantage of Africa’s rapidly developing markets for fixed and mobile broadband, international corporate networking and access to compelling content and applications.