WIOCC wins 15-year contract from Dante in Africa

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Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe (Dante) has awarded a fifteen year contract to African wholesale carrier West Indian Ocean Cable Company (WIOCC) for connectivity services in Southern and Eastern Africa, kicking off a two year planning and procurement phase for the AfricaConnect project.

In 2015, the contract will replace from Dante to the UbuntuNet Alliance. The connectivity procured under the AfricaConnect project complements the UbuntuNet network, a high-capacity network for research and education in Sub-Saharan Africa which creates a regional gateway for global research collaboration.

WIOCC will provide high-speed data transmission capacity between a set of Sub-Saharan Africa locations and Europe, along with housing space for UbuntuNet routing, switching and monitoring equipment.