Gilat Satcom, a provider of satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced that its CEO, Dan Zajicek, has been appointed to the board of WIOCC.
Gilat Satcom Nigeria, a subsidiary of Gilat Satcom, was a founding shareholder in WIOCC, and it has always held a board-level position. The involvement of Gilat Satcom’s CEO and the company’s continuing investment in WIOCC reflects the ever-increasing demand from its customers for high-speed fibre connectivity in Africa.
Formed in 2007 and operating exclusively as a wholesaler, WIOCC is Africa’s carriers’ carrier utilizing more than 50,000km of terrestrial fibre to and from more than 400 locations across 30 Africa countries. It has a number of strategic investments in submarine cables, including EASSy, EIG and WACS.
Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Satcom, said “Providing broadband connectivity over fibre in Africa is now the fastest-growing part of our business and compliments our traditional satellite business. WIOCC has changed the face of telecoms in Africa; its fibre network enables us to provide operators and enterprises with reliable, affordable connectivity across the continent”.
Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC said “Gilat Satcom is a dynamic and innovative company which is constantly looking for ways to improve broadband services in Africa. We welcome Dan onboard and know that his experience and expertise will be a valuable asset for our team.”