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05 September 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
BICS is deploying a third fibre route between Marseille and Paris to reduce latency and protect inbound voice and data traffic from Asia and the Middle East.
This will mean that BICS is able to link Asian and Middle
Eastern traffic to Europe via two points in Marseille and
southern Italy. The route is due to be completed and
commercially available by the end of the year.
"At BICS we are committed to providing our customers with
the very best in connectivity. Our capacity solutions
– powered by an extensive global network –
are unrivalled, and can easily cope with the growing capacity
demand from both current and new customers," said Shady
Masarweh, head of capacity business management at
There is an increasing amounts of traffic from Asia and the
Middle East, brought on in part by the launch of the AAE-1 and
SMW-5 cables, putting pressure on infrastructure. Natural
disasters such as outages and social conflicts all impact
In response, BICS has partnered with AMS-IX, LINX, DE-CIX,
NL-IX and France-IX, and offers the ability to connect to cloud
service providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft
Azure and Google Cloud. Through this partnership it can offer
disaster recovery, diverse route protection and guaranteed
low-latency performance delivered and managed by a single
provider, the company said.
Masarweh said: "We are constantly striving to provide
customers with a fully diverse, protected network. The
deployment of our third route between Marseille and Paris will
proactively address any link failure problems, potential
latency problems, and allow us to handle additional traffic
load to ensure the best end-user experience."