BICS has had a successful few years establishing itself as the go-to communications enabler in the APAC region. To support this growth, we’ve expanded our regional office by 30% over the last 12 months. Not only growing our sales department, we’ve also expanded our engineering and support teams to provide seamless on-boarding for our customers in the region such as Mobile Virtual Network Operators, Info-Communications and Digital Service Providers.
We’ve recently identified a major growth area in the telecoms market, in the form of IoT. This trend has been gaining momentum over the last few years across the globe as everyone, from individual end users to large organisations, has embraced IoT technology as part of digital transformation.
BICS’ SIM-for-Things solution provides users with an easy way to connect, manage and deploy IoT devices and services on a global scale. It is particularly useful for device manufacturers, equipment entrepreneurs, and other vertical industries that need to connect their assets over mobile networks. BICS offers a solution that enables global connectivity without the need for capital expenditure. At the same time, customers have access to our global expertise and support to execute their go-to-market strategy in a timely manner. Once deployed, they then also benefit from BICS’ near-real time data analytics capabilities to manage their business.
We have found the market for our SIM-for-Things solution is especially promising across Asia, specifically Hong Kong, China, Japan and Thailand. With new players constantly emerging from these countries, developing our presence and delivering localised solutions has become a priority for BICS.
Asia continues to grow as enterprises expand into the rest of Asia as well as globally, towards Europe, America and Africa. There is also a rising affluent middle class, hungry for new experiences and eager to make the most of the rise of more affordable air travel. All this has resulted in a growing demand for a similar standard of data service, regardless of whether the mobile user is at home, or abroad.
BICS is well positioned to meet this demand by partnering with service providers in Asia, and this month, MWC Shanghai provides us with the perfect opportunity to demonstrate our portfolio of IoT solutions.
2017 marks BICS’ first time exhibiting at MWC Shanghai. Similarly to its European counterpart, the event promises to bring together the biggest and best names in the industry to celebrate all things mobile. We’re particularly anticipating a large focus on IoT, although whether this will differ from what we’ve seen in Europe is yet to be seen.
By Malcolm Chan, Managing Director for the Asia-Pacific region, BICS