BICS Launches Five New European PoPs And Fibre Route

BICS launches five European PoPs and new fibre route

22 October 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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BICS has today expanded its European network footprint by deploying five new points of presence (PoPs), enhancing two more PoPs, and launching a new fibre route.

The global communications enabler has launched the new fibre route between Torino, Italy, and Lausanne, Switzerland, while the new PoPs in Warsaw, Stockholm, Prague, Helsinki and Copenhagen will enable low-latency IP services in north-eastern Europe. The network expansion delivers reduced latency for voice, data and IP services.

“Latency is becoming a key differentiator for our customers, and as such a critical element in our network expansion plans,” said Johan Wouters, senior vice president of capacity solutions at BICS.

“More than just an expansion of BICS’ footprint, the new fibre route between Torino and Lausanne and the strategically placed new PoPs ensure we can optimise key routes, so that we can offer the best quality of service with the lowest possible latency.”

The new fibre route is exclusive to BICS and its launch supports the company’s strategy to connect submarine cable systems coming from Asia and Africa onto the European continent. It will provide up to 40% lower latency for traffic coming out of Italy, enabling ultra-fast network speeds and seamless connectivity. This network expansion strengthens BICS’ position in the submarine backhauling market in Europe.

BICS’ customers in the new PoP locations can now access IP-based services, including Cloud Connect, Remote Peering and Carrier Ethernet. BICS’ network now encompasses over 130 PoPs across the globe, providing high quality international connectivity for voice and data services.

The company also announced that it has also carried out upgrades on existing PoPs in Moscow and Kiev to double the capacity of these sites.