We’ll be showcasing our IoT roaming solutions at MWC Americas, with a solution portfolio that enables the future of communications.
September 12th will mark the second edition of Mobile World Congress Americas, kicking off in Los Angeles, with the spotlight focusing on how mobile enables the future of communications. It is only fitting that a show in the entertainment capital of the world emphasizes the way mobile is reshaping how media and content are produced and consumed.
BICS launched our offices in the Americas in 2015. Since then, we have seen tremendous growth and today, have 6 offices in New Jersey, Toronto, San Francisco, Miami, Quito and Montevideo, 9 points-of-presence and more than 150 customers in the region. This growth has come through three key technology areas:
- Global IoT: Connected devices in all sectors, from automotive to healthcare, are under development and deployment across the region. GSMA intelligence estimates that there will be 2 billion cellular M2M connections by 2020. The US will lead the world in terms of IoT connections by 2025, along with China and Japan, so interest levels are peaking. However, for any organisation to run a successful IoT business, it is essential that devices are able to seamlessly connect anywhere in the world, it is this ability that will allow connected business and services to be rolled out efficiently around the world.
At BICS, we are dedicated to building upon our worldwide leadership in data roaming to provide the seamless global connectivity that lies at the heart of IoT. We will be demonstrating our unique virtualised, fully cloud-based IoT solutions for operators and enterprises at the show.
- Roaming: The roaming market in the region is also experiencing evolution not dissimilar to that experienced through Europe in recent years. Nineteen nations across North, South and Latin America and the Caribbean have agreed to work towards eliminating roaming charges. Operators are launching ‘Roam like Home’ offers for their subscribers in the context of potential abolition of roaming charges in certain zones. The experience in Europe has been that the abolition of roaming charges leads to a tremendous increase in roaming uptake, even when subscribers travel outside the region. We have seen a two-fold increase in LTE roaming traffic in the region, year-on-year. For the region’s top operators, solutions such as BICS Instant Roaming and our Open Connectivity Roaming Hub, are valuable ways of extending the roaming footprint without the hassle of bilateral technical and commercial roaming agreements. Our expert team onsite will be happy to discuss them in more details in case you decide to drop by the BICS booth.
- Cloud communications: Digital platform providers in the region are among the most innovative in the world, and are actively seeking ways in which they can enhance customer service, collaboration and efficiency by optimizing the cloud. Our portfolio of cloud communications solutions, including cloud numbers, has had tremendous success with digital service platforms, global enterprises, conference service providers and call centre providers, amongst others. We acquired TeleSign in 2016, a CPaaS specialist focused on security, rounding off our portfolio and taking our expertise even further. Today, we number more than 500 digital platforms. Come and speak to us at MWC to learn how you can partner with us to deliver high-quality mobile experiences through the cloud.
At MWC Americas this year, we will be joining more than 25,000 professionals and over 1,000 companies from across the mobile industry and adjacent sectors to showcase our vision on how mobile technologies will shape the future. After the show, we will continue to work with the region’s top operators, MVNOs, enterprises and digital platforms to help enable a seamless communications present and future.
Come and meet us between September 12 – 14th in the South Hall #S.02708