BICS offers African operators IP over satellite

11 Nov 2014

The Brussels-based global wholesale carrier BICS (formerly Belgacom International Carrier Services) has launched a range of IP over satellite (IPoSat) services for African telcos which are aimed at providing cost-effective connectivity to end users in landlocked countries, as well as a back-up for fibre and submarine cables. The SatFlex and MultiFlex services use BICS’ own Europe-based teleport satellite and fibre infrastructure to offer communications operators and internet service providers (ISPs) data speeds of hundreds of Mbps in each direction.