WIOCC, Africa’s Carriers’ Carrier is today present at Capacity Africa taking place at Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda. Make your way to Africa’s largest carrier event on the continent. With over 450+ senior-level executives representing Africa’s entire carrier community, Capacity Africa 2017 will deliver the ultimate platform to network with existing partners and establish new lucrative business partnerships. The WIOCC team is ready to tackle any complex challenge and deliver simple solutions.
Come and visit the WIOCC team at stand 10 and engage with Mike Last – VP, International Business Development, Darren Bedford – Director, Africa Business Development, Martin Mutiiria – Director, Africa-Sales. Natasha Mzungu – Regional Sales Manager – Southern Africa and Edilson Sixpene – Country Sales Manager, Mozambique.
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.
WIOCC won the ‘Best Interpretation and Integration of Exhibition Theme’ award at last week’s East African Communications Organisation (EACO) Congress 2013 for best incorporating the congress theme, “Making broadband work for social economic growth in Africa” within their exhibition stand.
The 20th EACO Congress was held on 24th – 28th June 2013 at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The Congress is the highest decision-making organ of EACO and is held annually in rotation among the five East African member states. It brings together regulators and operators of broadcasting, postal and telecommunications/ICT services. The one-week event drew participants from key ICT stakeholders in the EACO membership (Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania) as well as policy makers and high-ranking government officials from across the region. Together they discussed a wide range of issues touching on Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’I acknowledged the event as making a crucial contribution towards harmonisation of ICT policies and laws that would transform the region into a single ICT investment market. Alongside the Congress, Dr. Fred Matiang’i visited the exhibition stands – including WIOCC’s, to better understand the role WIOCC plays in the East African community with its extensive, high-capacity terrestrial and submarine networks and its end-to-end managed connectivity offerings.
WIOCC be joining 600+ senior level representatives from telecom companies, mobile and fixed-line operators, ISP’s, regulators, investors, telecoms solution vendors, among others at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on May 21st and 22nd at the East Africa Com conference and exhibition.
Africa’s leading carriers’ carrier will be represented at the event by James Wekesa – CCO; Martin Mutiiria – Director, Africa Sales; Hitesh Desai – Country Manager, South Africa and Gillian Koech – Marketing.
WIOCC will be exhibiting its products and services at the 2-day strategic conference together with local partner Frontier Optical Networks. If you have any questions for WIOCC or would just like to meet us, please visit our stand (#24) where you will be able to meet the team led by our Chief Commercial Officer.
Today, 10th May 2013, James Wekesa – WIOCC’s CCO and Martin Mutiiria – Director, Africa Sales will represent WIOCC at Zimbabwe’s first Broadband Forum being held in Sango Conference Centre, Cresta Lodge in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Mr. Wekesa will be among the six speakers tackling a variety of internet-related topics at the event. He will offer his expertise during his speaking slot titled ‘Opportunities availed by increased bandwidth capacity on the continent’ between 11:15 and 11:45am.
During his presentation session, James will review the commercial opportunities created by increased bandwidth capacity on the African continent and in Zimbabwe.
This first Broadband Forum aims to unlock the value locally in mass uptake of broadband internet access, providing a platform to unbox opportunities, track progress, zero in on the challenges and explore solutions on all broadband issues. It will be a day of presentation, discussion and networking with local and regional decision makers in the broadband industry.
To reach James or Martin at the Broadband Forum, please email them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WIOCC is further strengthening its presence in Africa by bringing in three experienced senior telecoms industry professionals: Darren Bedford, from PCCW (formerly Gateway Communications); Martin Mutiiria, from Nokia Siemens Networks; and Jason Tutty from Reliance Globalcom.
In their new roles, Director of Africa Business Development Darren Bedford, Martin Mutiiria, Director, Sales, Africa, and Network Planning and Operations Director Jason Tutty will help carriers, telcos, network operators and ISPs across the continent to exploit WIOCC’s unrivalled African network and end-to-end-managed wholesale connectivity.
Explaining the thinking behind these appointments, WIOCC CEO Chris Wood said: “We are seeing increasing demand from businesses for diversity-rich, high-speed international connectivity to and from Africa. We are expanding our business development and sales teams in Africa to meet this demand.“
“The skills, experience and contacts that Darren, Martin and Jason bring will be invaluable in helping new and existing customers benefit from WIOCC’s award-winning network, which seamlessly links 50,000km of African terrestrial fibre with multiple international submarine cables.”
Darren Bedford – WIOCC Director of Africa Business Development
As Director of Africa Business Development, Darren’s responsibilities include planning and implementing business development strategies and expanding WIOCC’s network coverage across the region.
Prior to joining WIOCC, Darren was Head of Terrestrial and Subsea Expansion at PCCW and was responsible for the expansion of Gateway’s African network. Before that, Darren was Commercial Director for Aerosat, South Africa’s first wireless internet start-up.
Martin Mutiiria – WIOCC Director, Sales, Africa
In this new role, Martin Mutiiria is responsible for growing WIOCC’s customer base through direct and indirect sales of products and services in Africa. As well as prospecting, customer acquisition and retention, customer relationship management of WIOCC’s 14 African telco shareholders will also be an important focus for Martin.
Martin was the Services Sales Manager for Bharti Africa Group at Nokia Siemens Networks before joining WIOCC, and was responsible for service solutions and sales across 16 African countries.
Jason Tutty – Network Planning and Operations Director
Jason has also taken on a new role, in which he is responsible for planning and managing resilient, end-to-end connectivity for WIOCC’s expanding number of carrier customers.
Formerly the Engineering and Operations Support Director at Reliance Globalcom, Jason brings with him a wealth of valuable telecoms industry experience spanning network operations, service and sales support, OSS/BSS development and network deployment. His last 12 years were spent in the submarine and global IP/MPLS industry.