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    African Telecom CEOs dominate 2014 GTB Power 100 list

    September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top StoriesComments Off on African Telecom CEOs dominate 2014 GTB Power 100 list

    The Global Telecoms Business Power 100 list for 2014 has been revealed. While many countries took the stage, African telecom CEOs took up four positions. Each CEO has moved up the rankings over the past few years. This showcases that Africa has moved from...

  • Chris Wood, Chairman of the EASSy Management Committee (image: EASSy)

    Gilat Satcom CEO appointed to WIOCC board

    March 31, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on Gilat Satcom CEO appointed to WIOCC board

    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...

  • WIOCC to provide connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa

    May 29, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on WIOCC to provide connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa

    DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) has awarded a 15 year contract to award-winning carrier WIOCC for connectivity services in Southern and Eastern Africa, kicking off a two-year planning and procurement phase for the AfricaConnect...

  • WIOCC’s European cable repaired

    April 20, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on WIOCC’s European cable repaired

    Repairs to the submarine cable delivering most of WIOCC’s (West Indian Ocean Cable Company) connectivity to Europe were completed on Wednesday April 17th and WIOCC customer traffic is currently being migrated back to its original routing. During the...

  • West Indian Ocean Cable Company CEO, Chris Wood (image: WIOCC)

    WIOCC continues African expansion

    April 17, 2013 • PeopleComments Off on WIOCC continues African expansion

    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...

  • International bandwidth prices in Lesotho cut by 67%

    July 13, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on International bandwidth prices in Lesotho cut by 67%

    Businesses, institutions and consumers in Lesotho are set to experience faster, reliable and significantly more affordable Internet connectivity as Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC (West Indian Ocean Cable Company) brings additional broadband capacity...

  • East African undersea cables remain unfixed

    March 5, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (3)

    It has been three weeks since an underwater cable was damaged off the Kenyan cost, leaving East African companies and businesses frustrated as they await telecom services to return to normal. Chris Wood, WIOCC Chief Executive, called the situation “very...

  • Africa’s ICT Leaders ranked in Global Top 100

    September 29, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa’s ICT Leaders ranked in Global Top 100

    Chris Wood, CEO of Africa’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC was yesterday, 28 September 2011 named as one of the 100 most powerful people in the global telecommunications industry. Global Telecoms Business magazine has ranked WIOCC’s Chris Wood 46th in its 4th...

  • WIOCC-EASSy cable ready for business

    July 23, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    JUST seven months after commencing cable construction and installation, and following a comprehensive program of testing, the WIOCC-EASSy cable is now complete, has gone live and is ready for business. This marks the launch of the largest submarine system...

  • Eassy landing stations, fully operational

    July 14, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Eassy landing stations, fully operational

    The Eassy fibre optic cable will be ready for launch by this weekend. Construction of the cable started in Maputo, Mozambique in December 2009, and its completion will make it the third fibre optic cable in Kenya, with Teams and Seacom cables having been...

  • WIOCC promises cheap internet through EASSy

    December 1, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on WIOCC promises cheap internet through EASSy

    The much anticipated landing of the East African Submarine System (EASSy) is firmly on course according to the largest single investor WIOCC, with the first of the nine landings on the African coastline at Maputo, Mozambique on December 3rd...