BICS Expands African Footprint
Brussels – Belgium, 01 October 2013 – BICS, the global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, announced today that it has opened three new offices – in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa to ensure a strong local presence for customers in the African region. The offices are part of a broader 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.
“Our company is expanding and we have a number of key customers in Africa. Dedicated teams in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa will enable us to be even closer to our clients and partners across the region. 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,” says Clémentine Fournier, Regional Vice President Africa, BICS.
BICS 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 innovative wholesale solutions designed to meet the communication needs of the region. BICS is now taking this support to the next level in recognition of the potential and the growth opportunities in Africa.
Clémentine 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.”