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5G Africa
8 - 12 November 2021
CTICC, Cape Town



WIOCC is Africa’s carriers’ carrier. Operating exclusively as a wholesaler, it is revolutionising connectivity between a growing number of African countries and the rest of the world by delivering affordable and reliable, managed connectivity for high-performance internet access and data services.

WIOCC owns a unique high-capacity fibre-optic ring around Africa and into Europe. It is the largest shareholder in the EASSy submarine cable - at >10Tbps the largest cable serving Africa – and has also made strategic investments in WACS and EIG, two high-capacity submarine cable systems linking Africa’s East and West coasts to Europe and the world.

These investments enhance WIOCC’s existing ‘east+west’ coast African diversity’ offering, reinforcing WIOCC’s ability to offer carriers high levels of redundancy and deliver the promise of reliable, high-speed connectivity to/from Africa.  WIOCC’s 14 telco shareholders’ and partners’ terrestrial fibre networks interconnect 30 African countries over more than 55,000km of optical fibre, serving 500+ locations.

Internationally, WIOCC’s network reach extends to 100 cities in 29 countries in Europe and more than 700 cities in 70 countries globally. WIOCC offers carriers a one-stop-shop solution that delivers seamless connectivity to Africa, within Africa and from Africa to the rest of the world.