BICS increases IPoSAT portfolio

03 September 2015 |


BICS has added Routeflex to its IP over satellite (IPoSAT) service portfolio, designed to meet the growing demands for seamless connectivity in Africa.

Routeflex is an IPoSaT back-up solution, created to help operators manage quality of experience as well as secure an optimal traffic balance.

It is supported by a software defined network (SDN) which enables operators to handle high volumes of IP data via satellite by applying specific end-to-end treatment to different types of data flows.

“Routeflex will revolutionise the way operators are able to provide services to customers when faced with damaged land or submarine cables,” said Eric Loos, senior product manager of capacity and IP at BICS.

“Previously, the provision of satellite back-up in these situations was limited in its scope and expensive to administer, however by offering the ability to instantly prioritise traffic, operators are able to ensure continuity of service while keeping costs to a minimum.”

The service runs over existing infrastructure and in non-critical circumstances, Routeflex can also enhance coverage by enabling switching between fibre and satellite facilities.

“BICS is committed to developing innovative solutions to nourish the growing demand for data connectivity in Africa,” said Clémentine Fournier, regional VP of Africa at BICS.

“The expansion of the BICS satellite portfolio will further enhance operators’ abilities to deliver outstanding services levels for end users, further boosting the growth of this exciting market.”

BICS launched its initial range of IPoSAT services – including SatFlex and MultiFlex – in November last year.