WIOCC events schedule 2012

WIOCC will be attending the following events in 2012:

To set up a meeting, please contact us at info@wiocc.net.

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Meet WIOCC next week in Kenya or Singapore

WIOCC will be attending two high-profile events in the telecommunications wholesale calendar next week.

As Gold sponsors of Capacity Africa 2011, WIOCC will have a significant presence at the Nairobi Intercontinental hotel on September 21st and 22nd. Delegates will be able to meet the team at the WIOCC stand (Exhibition Booth #4), join our cocktail event on the first evening and see Ryan Sher, our Chief Operating Officer, in a panel session at 09:30 on the second day exploring developments in east African markets.

Chris Wood (WIOCC’s CEO) will be attending the Submarine Networks World 2011 event in Singapore, also on September 21st and 22nd. He will be available at the WIOCC stand during breaks throughout the event, and will participate in the Cable Owners panel session at 14:30 on the first day.

Please contact us at info@wiocc.net to arrange a meeting at either event.

 

EASSy awarded Best Cable Project

EASSy, the first submarine system to deliver direct connectivity between eastern Africa and Europe, was awarded Best Cable Project by the adjudication committee at Submarine Networks World 2010, one of the industry’s premiere events. The award recognises EASSy as “a milestone project connecting new markets and contributing the most in spreading broadband in the region”.

Chris Wood, Chief Executive Officer of WIOCC, was delighted to accept the award on behalf of the EASSy consortium.

EASSy nominated for ‘Best Cable Project’

EASSy has been nominated for the Best Cable Project award at the Submarine Networks World 2010 awards night in Singapore later this month.

The East African Submarine System (EASSy) is a wonderful example of a successful public-private partnership, bringing together the financial backing of Developmental Finance Institutions – including the World Bank, African Development Bank and European development banks – with the expertise and stability of 26 international and African telecommunications carriers and licence holders.

The EASSy system was completed on time and within budget – representing a huge success given the complexity of the project. Permits were secured and surveys undertaken across 9 separate administrations. Over 10,000km of optical fibre – together with the subsea equipment (repeaters and branching units) that is key to its functionality – was manufactured, integrated and deployed (over nearly five months) on or under the seabed. Nine landing stations were constructed or refurbished, fitted out with leading-edge optical and power equipment and management systems, and interconnected with terrestrial fibre-optic networks and the EASSy cable. Even after the deployment itself was complete, two months of testing were undertaken to ensure the integrity and performance of the system before launch at end-July 2010. EASSy is now providing high-quality, high-performance internet, voice and data connectivity to businesses and consumers across a growing number of locations and markets throughout eastern and southern half of Africa.

For more information on EASSy, please visit the new EASSy website at www.eassy.org or contact us directly at info@wiocc.net