WIOCC bags award at AfricaCom 2012

AfricaCom Award presentaton 2012 - Hi ResWIOCC CEO Chris Wood receiving the Best Pan-African Initiative Award at AfricaCom. (Image source: WIOCC)Africa's carriers’ carrier WIOCC has won the Best Pan-African Initiative Award at AfricaCom 2012

It was named for the award for building a high-capacity network that integrated more than 50,000km of African terrestrial fibre with 40,000km of international submarine cable, giving carriers high-speed international connectivity to and from more than 400 locations in 30 African countries.

The award was presented to WIOCC CEO Chris Wood at the AfricaCom 2012 awards dinner, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa.

After receiving the award, Wood said, “This award recognises WIOCC’s unique achievement in bringing together the networks of our 14 African telco shareholders and selected partners, with strategic investments in submarine cables including EIG, WACS and EASSy to create an unparalleled African network footprint and capability.”

Wood added that WIOCC’s network has been increasingly enabling businesses and individuals in landlocked countries such as Botswana, Burundi, Lesotho, Malawi, Uganda and Zimbabwe, to benefit from reliable and affordable international connectivity.

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