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Global wholesale carrier expands African footprint

1 Oct 2013

BICS, the Brussels-based global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has announced that it is expanding its African footprint with the opening of new offices in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. The firm’s commitment in these markets forms part of its programme of expansion in key growth markets and will provide a critical focus for sales and support of BICS’ portfolio of services. BICS currently has offices located in Brussels, Bern, Dubai, Singapore and New York.

Commenting on the decision, BICS regional vice president for Africa, Clementine Fournier, said: ‘Africa is one of the fastest growing telecom markets in the world characterised by a strong uptake of voice, messaging and mobile payment services and an increasing use of data services thanks to increased smartphone adoption. We are excited to be part of this growth.’

The Belgian wholesale carrier has been providing a range of services to the African market for over 15 years. African operators have been able to rely on BICS’ extensive and fully owned network and its range of wholesale solutions designed to meet the communication needs of the region. BICS says it is now taking this support to the next level in recognition of the potential and the growth opportunities in Africa. Clementine Fournier added: ‘Over recent years, we have seen strong growth in the region, with over 100 mobile operators in Africa now using our network for their connectivity needs. This market growth is due to the fact that we have evolved with our customers, developing innovative solutions optimised to meet their requirements and enabling them to increase their voice and roaming revenues.’

Belgium, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa

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