BICS launches new PoP in Nairobi

10 November 2016 | James Pearce


BICS has established a new point of presence in Nairobi, Kenya, as it looks to expand its reach in Africa.

The global wholesale carrier already has existing PoPs in Johannesburg, Djibouti and Mauritius, and will allow voice and data traffic across the region to be transferred locally, rather than rerouting it through international links.

BICS offers regional traffic routing for international voice, voice over LTE (VoLTE), and data roaming services in Africa. It recently announced a partnership with Eutelsat for continuity solutions for African telcos.

“There has never been a greater demand for bandwidth, as more customers across Africa are able to take advantage of 4G.  Data-intensive apps and services are being enjoyed by a growing number of mobile users, who expect the jump in technology to correlate with a jump in quality,” said Clémentine Fournier, regional VP, Africa at BICS. 

“With around 70% of traffic currently regional, the Kenya PoP deployment means we are now able to deliver on expectations, providing the local connectivity needed to satisfy customer demand for next-generation services. 

“Our work in Africa has gone from strength to strength, and our latest move demonstrates a commitment to providing quality communications services in the region both now and in the future.”