BICS establishes PoP in South Africa

BICS has today revealed a PoP in Johannesburg, South Africa, in a bid to enhance its African presence and offer operators better transit quality for traffic exchange in the region.

The PoP will be located in the facilities of South African data centre firm Teraco and is designed to optimise transit routes and lower latency.

“Establishing the Johannesburg PoP in partnership with Teraco is an important step in increasing transit efficiency in Southern Africa,” said Johan Wouters, SVP of capacity business management at BICS. “We will continue to evolve our infrastructure to provide the highest level of connectivity with the lowest latency to our customers.”


As well as improving interconnectivity for existing customers, the PoP is also expected to increase the availability of BICS’ MOSAIC suite of solutions to its customers across Africa.


Africa is a key market for BICS and this agreement further emphasises our commitment to the region by offering market-leading connectivity services to communications providers across the continent,” Wouters added.


The Johannesburg PoP follows the launch of a PoP in Dubai in partnership with Equinix in March this year, as well as an agreement with Airtel Africa in February 2014 for improved roaming services.


Lex van Wyk, CEO at Teraco, said: “Using infrastructure built on the networks of major carriers in the country, BICS will be able to further enhance its ability to provide high-speed interconnection with regional and global carriers.”