WIOCC and Cable&Wireless partner

WIOCC today (1 December 2011) announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Cable&Wireless Worldwide to improve the reliability, performance and reach of international connectivity in and out of Africa.

Through C&W Worldwide, WIOCC has invested in two new submarine cable systems – the Europe India Gateway (EIG) and West Africa Cable System (WACS).

These additional investments enable WIOCC to create a ring around Africa and into Europe and extend its existing regional and international services the length of Africa’s western seaboard.

“This strategic investment in new high-capacity submarine cable systems strengthens our existing ‘east+west coast diversity’ proposition and provides our carrier clients with even greater network resilience and redundancy,” said WIOCC CEO Chris Wood.

WIOCC already offers telcos and internet service providers (ISPs) connectivity to over 400 locations across 20 southern and eastern African countries, utilising more than 50,000 km of shareholder and partner-owned terrestrial fibre.

This new agreement will enable WIOCC to reach up to 10 additional countries on Africa’s west coast.

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