China Mobile International Limited
China Mobile International Limited (CMI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile, mainly responsible for the operation of China Mobile's international business. In order to provide better services to meet the growing demand in the international telecommunications market, China Mobile established a subsidiary, CMI, in December 2010. CMI currently has over 70 terrestrial and submarine cable resources worldwide, with a total international transmission bandwidth of over 115T, and a total of 220+ overseas PoPs. With Hong Kong, China as its launchpad, CMI has significantly accelerated global IDC development, creating a strong network for data center cloudification.
Leveraging the strong support by China Mobile, CMI is a trusted partner that provides comprehensive international information services and solutions to international enterprises, carriers and mobile users. Headquartered in Hong Kong, China, CMI has expanded its footprint in 36 countries and regions. For more information, please visit www.cmi.chinamobile.com.
Bayobab (formerly MTN GlobalConnect)
Bayobab (formerly MTN GlobalConnect) is your doorway into the African continent in wholesale infrastructure, and we capatalise on the largest backbone in Africa – the MTN.Net backbone that caters for over 280 million customers. Our core belief is that everyone deserves the benefits of a modern connected life. Bayobab is part of the MTN Group - a leading emerging market telecommunication group operating with telecom licenses in 21 countries across Africa and the Middle East. Bayobab drives the consolidation of MTN's international and national wholesale activities offering reliable solutions for fixed connectivity and international mobile services (SMS, Signaling, Roaming & Interconnect).
As the single-entry point to the largest network infrastructure in Africa, over 107,000km of fibre is available and more is being built to expand its core backbone, stitching most of the African countries together. To date our robust MTN.net and IP/MPLS network includes 47 multinational points of presence, 29 countries across the MEA region (Middle East & Africa), investments in 15 Submarine cables, more than 100,000 km of national and metro fibre network, multinational Network-to-Network interfaces enabling connectivity to global networks, a backbone capacity in excess of 3Tbps, and peering with major content providers.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 42.5 billion euros in 2021 and 137,000 employees worldwide at 30 June 2022, including 76,000 employees in France. The Group has a total customer base of 282 million customers worldwide at 30 June 2022, including 236 million mobile customers and 24 million fixed broadband customers. The Group is present in 26 countries. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies under the brand Orange Business Services. In December 2019, the Group presented its "Engage 2025" strategic plan, which, guided by social and environmental accountability, aims to reinvent its operator model. While accelerating in growth areas and placing data and AI at the heart of its innovation model, the Group will be an attractive and responsible employer, adapted to emerging professions.
With its headquarter in Riyadh, Saudi Telecom Group is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa based on market cap. stc’s revenue for 2019 amounted to 54,368 million SAR (14,498 million US dollars) and the net profit for 2019 amounted to 10,665 million SAR (2,844 million US dollars). stc was established in 1998 and currently counts about 100 million customers worldwide. It focuses on providing services to customers through a fiber-optic network that spans 158,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe. In Saudi Arabia (the group’s main operation site) stc operates the largest modern mobile network in the Middle East as it covers more than 99% of the country’s populated areas in addition to providing 4G mobile broadband to about 85% of the population across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Besides its main operation in Saudi Arabia, stc’s investments include 100% ownership in stc Bahrain, 51.8% stake in stc Kuwait. In addition to the above-mentioned, stc has a wide range of underlying investments in information technology, content, distribution, contact centers and real estate, all of which support its telecom operations across the Middle East.
Telecom Egypt has over 160 years history serving its customers in Egypt, in the region and beyond by offering the most advanced technology, reliable infrastructure solutions and the widest network of submarine cables. For Decades, Egypt has served as a critical hub for the world’s global communication network connecting Asia and Africa to Europe & the US. Egypt’s Centralized location makes it the perfect destination to reach Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Unique in its scale as the largest pan-European and African technology communications company, Vodafone transforms the way we live and work through its innovation, technology, connectivity, platforms, products and services. Vodafone operates mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries, and partners with mobile networks in 48 more. As of 31 March 2022, we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 28m fixed broadband customers and 22m TV customers.
Vodafone is a world leader in the Internet of Things (IoT), connecting more than 150m devices and platforms through innovation that aligns with the aspirations of society for cleaner and safer cities, better transport and improved agriculture. Vodafone’s digital leadership is also changing how governments deliver healthcare and education, and how businesses, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), serve customers.
We have revolutionised fintech in Africa through M-Pesa, which celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2022. It is the region’s largest fintech platform, providing access to financial services for more than 52m people in a secure, affordable and convenient way.
Our purpose is to connect for a better future, enabling an inclusive and sustainable digital society. We are taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by becoming net zero by 2040, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources in Europe and across our entire operations by 2025, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment. Vodafone proactively works to expand access to connectivity for rural communities, students and jobseekers. For more than 30 years, Vodafone’s Foundation has supported communities in Europe and Africa in the areas of health, education, and equality.
We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.
WIOCC is the leading player in the deployment of carrier-scale, future-proofed network infrastructure into Africa. We support the ever-growing demand for reliable, high-speed capacity throughout Africa, driven by end consumers, enterprise users and the ecosystem that supports them.
Our policy of continual investment in our network to create Africa’s first, truly hyperscale network infrastructure means ongoing investment for growth, ensuring our readiness to meet the future data volume demands of end users throughout Africa.
Operating exclusively as a wholesaler, we have revolutionised the delivery of high-capacity connectivity between Africa and the rest of the world. Widely recognised as Africa’s carriers’ carrier, we offer carriers, content providers, OTTs, ISPs and mobile operators reliable, seamless, high-capacity connectivity between more than 30 African countries and key global financial and commercial centres.
Our focus on building and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with each client means developing bespoke solutions that both meet their current requirements and have the flexibility to match future demands for growth, extra resilience and geographical expansion.