The West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC), which operates the EASSy fibre optic cable, has announced that it has engaged APTelecom, a facilities-based telecom consulting and service company specialising in emerging markets, as its International Sales partner for new client markets in Asia and the US.
“We are excited to be a part of such an important initiative in one of the world’s fastest-growing telecom markets, working within the WIOCC team to help extend their reach,” said Eric Handa, CEO of APTelecom. “The demand for data continues to grow and this is especially true of Africa. Many of the world’s leading operators, OTTs and CDN players are seeking better ways to serve African markets and WIOCC is the logical choice as an African partner.”
(TOP: Eric Handa, co-founder and CEO of APTelecom).
WIOCC has a network which interconnects over 500 locations across more than 30 African countries by seamlessly linking a 55,000km pan-African terrestrial fiber-optic network with more than 40,000km of submarine cable assets, including EASSy, EIG and WACS.
Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC, said: “APTelecom’s reach and expertise spans a wide range of emerging and established global markets and we are pleased to engage their services as an International Sales Partner,” commented Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC.
“Africa is in the spotlight in the context of global growth as a key region of opportunity for the telecoms industry. APTelecom will assist us in promoting our capabilities in the key markets of Asia and the United States.”
WIOCC and APTelecom will be announcing updates in the coming weeks and months as their program gets underway.
Operating exclusively as a wholesaler, WIOCC offers flexible, bandwidth packages are designed to enable carriers, mobile operators, internet service providers (ISPs), OTTs and Content Providers to take full advantage of Africa’s rapidly developing markets for fixed and mobile broadband, international corporate networking and access to compelling content and applications.
APTelecom is a telecom and fiber consulting company specializing in emerging markets. Among the company’s core offerings are submarine cable pre-sales, established system sales, due diligence telecom consulting, cloud-based solutions and security, and strategic fiber consulting services. Based in the United States, APTelecom’s reach and expertise spans a wide range of emerging global markets, including Angola, Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, as well as in several other countries across Asia and Africa.