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BICS Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire TeleSign Corporation
Tuesday, 25 April, 2017

BICS’ unparalleled global network and reach to mobile operators combined with TeleSign’s leading cloud communications platform and state-of-the-art mobile identity & authentication solutions creates the first global end-to-end Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS)

Brussels, April 25, 2017 – BICS, a global provider of international wholesale connectivity and interoperability services, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire privately held TeleSign Corporation, a United States company active in the provision of authentication and mobile identity services to Internet and digital service providers, for $230 million. The acquisition creates the world’s first end-to-end CPaaS provider, bridging the market leading TeleSign cloud communications platform with one of the largest global carriers in the world.

BICS partners with Hanhaa for launch of cross border parcel tracking service – ParceLive
Thursday, 30 March, 2017

BICS services provide global connectivity for Hanhaa’s own mobile network to enable seamless coverage of ParceLive devices

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, today announced a partnership with Hanhaa, an Internet of Things and M2M services company, to provide global connectivity for Hanhaa’s new ParceLive parcel tracking service. The service will give users key insights into their packages’ location, condition and security, helping to improve performance of delivery across the globe.

BICS Enables International Expansion of Ring4 with Cloud Numbers as a Service
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
~ Leading US cloud numbers app RingMeMaybe rebrands as Ring4 ~ ~ Enabled by BICS’ Cloud communications solutions, Ring4 goes international, offering users smart phone numbers on demand ~

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, today announced a partnership with Ring4, a provider of smart phone numbers on demand. The partnership will enable the international expansion of Ring4’s US-based app through the provision of cloud-based communications services to businesses and consumers in key markets across the world.

Retelit and BICS launch new premium route to Europe through Italy for AAE-1 submarine cable system
Tuesday, 7 March, 2017
Retelit and BICS launch new premium route to Europe through Italy for AAE-1 submarine cable system Innovative high quality solution improves backhaul diversity and latency between Europe and Asia
BICS and PGi Launch VoLTE High Definition Audio Conferencing Proof of Concept
Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Together with BICS, PGi’s Mobile Collaboration Exchange Offers HD Audio Conferencing on Any Mobile Device,
Next generation data roaming now available across nearly 75% of the globe, enabled by BICS’ IPX Hub
Thursday, 2 February, 2017

More than 140 countries now offer LTE roaming services, allowing subscribers to take advantage of high quality data services as they travel, according to annual research by BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services. The number of operators offering these services has also seen dramatic growth, increasing by over 150% in the same period. The research found that a total of 400 operators around the world can now offer their subscribers LTE roaming sessions, across 143 countries worldwide, compared with just 75 in 2014. The number of operators using BICS’ IP exchange (IPX) platform has also grown, with data traffic volumes increasing by 115% year-on-year.