May 12th 2015

BICS launches EasyConnect SMS to revolutionise messaging provision for OTT players and A2P providers

Brussels – Belgium, 12 May, 2015 – BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, today launched EasyConnect SMS, a simple and straightforward solution that aims to provide smaller service providers with direct access to one of the world’s leading carrier-grade messaging services at the best available market rate.

BICS’ EasyConnect SMS enables a wide range of communication service providers, including SMS aggregators, SMS gateways, smaller OTT players, A2P providers and application developers to quickly launch international SMS services in a fast and cost-effective way.

Backed-up by a rich online environment, EasyConnect SMS enables operators to manage all aspects of their SMS business through the cloud including pricing, invoicing and pre-payment balance monitoring on a daily basis, whilst reaching over 800 destinations on BICS’ extensive network.

This launch follows the successful release of BICS’ EasyConnect VoIP solution five years ago, which follows the same principal of offering high quality and cost efficient routing for providers without a large network footprint.

The expansion of the EasyConnect portfolio to include SMS widens the range of solutions available to smaller providers looking to quickly deploy communication services to their customer-bases.

“BICS is committed to providing the highest quality international communications services to players of all sizes,” said Bart Vandekerckhove, Head of Mobile Messaging, BICS. “The EasyConnect platform gives smaller businesses access to BICS’ network of direct routes and complete portfolio of comprehensive SMS services, providing them with a reliable and easy way to terminate their SMS messages worldwide.”