BICS said the acquisition enables it to expand from a global carrier to an international digital enabler, and accelerate its strategy to diversify in terms of customers, solutions and geographies, acquiring expertise in mobile identity, account security and cloud communication solutions.
The acquisition is expected to enhance BICS' geographical scope in the Americas and enlarge its customer base towards Internet brands to which BICS will sell its messaging, voice and Internet of Things solutions.
With an extensive global reach of 770 mobile networks, BICS provides roaming hubbing solutions to 170 customers worldwide, enabling around one billion global mobile subscribers to benefit from a roaming experience.
BICS is a global voice carrier and provider of mobile data services, offering solutions including voice, messaging, data, connectivity, roaming, MVNE and asset monetization.
The BICS POP will be located in facilities provided by South African data centre company Teraco.
BICS also enhanced its investment in the region during 2013 by opening three new offices in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
is one of the largest interconnect providers in the world, enabling voice, connectivity, messaging, roaming and mobile financial services for over 800 fixed and wireless service providers.
offers international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider through a network of 100 points of presence in 55 cities and 33 countries across the globe.
Building on previous deployments at BICS
, Acme Packet delivers a comprehensive LTE roaming solution to BICS
, addressing all security and control functions for SIP and Diameter.
will use Corebank customer and product components to support its sales and distribution strategy.
The new network will centrally manage policy and routing on the BICS
network regardless of the traffic type.