Jun 7th 2012

BICS selected as Roaming Hub provider for Expresso Group

Brussels, 7th June, 2012: BICS, a global provider of international telecommunication services, has today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide Roaming Hub services to the Expresso Group, an African telecommunications and information services company.

In the continuing effort to meet the ever changing needs of a fast growing roaming customer base; mobile operators are implementing innovative solutions to enable roaming services between each other. Connecting to a hub, as opposed to one-to-one roaming relationships, has become essential for the delivery of better value, and quality, services; particularly for diversified telecommunications groups operating in multiple markets.

Daniel Kurgan, CEO of BICS commented: “We are very proud to have been selected as Expresso’s partner to provide them with the necessary global reach; and allow their subscribers to call and text their families, friends and business associates abroad. This agreement re-affirms BICS’ commitment to Mobile Operators; and reinforces our leadership position in Africa.”

Omer Taha, Group CEO of Expresso commented: “Our network coverage is constantly growing across Africa. As a leader in sub-Saharan Africa, we take on the responsibility for connecting our customers, and communities, seamlessly wherever they may be. We are delighted to have BICS as a partner to support us in these pursuits”

About BICS
BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry.

Our passionate and creative teams located in Brussels, Bern, Monaco, Dubai, Singapore and New York, continuously strive to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximise their end-user value.
With our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world-leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data markets.

For more information, please visit: www.bics.com

About Expresso
An African telecommunications and information services company. Currently with commercial operations in Senegal, Mauritania, Ghana and Guinea. Expresso operations offer a wide range of offerings serving consumer and business communities. Enabled by both fixed and mobile network infrastructure across multiple technologies, includes CDMA, EVDO, GSM, HSPA.

For more information, please visit: www.expressotelecom.com