Djibouti Data Center (DDC) is Selected by BICS For Africa Gateway Services
Djibouti City, Djibouti – May 8th, 2013 – The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has announced today that it has been selected by BICS, a leading global provider of international carrier services, to serve as its location for a gateway hub in East Africa. BICS will leverage the Djibouti Data Center’s strategic position in East Africa as the major meeting point for undersea fiber optic cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, to Africa.
“The DDC is located just meters from the new Djibouti Telecom cable landing station, and offers BICS the opportunity for unique collocation facilities, cable head backhaul and cross connect services, and Internet Exchange services in one of the fastest growing regions in the world,” says Anthony Voscarides, CEO of the DDC. “We are pleased that BICS has joined the DDC to support the tremendous growth potential of the African region.”
“BICS expects significant service expansion and growth opportunities in Africa with our existing and new customers,” said Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity Business Management at BICS. “By connecting the DDC, we are investing to establish a hub in the region that provides us with secure access to all seven (7) cable systems landing in Djibouti, therefore enabling efficient capacity solutions in close proximity to our customers.”
He added: “The ability to reliably procure access to BICS’ submarine cable assets proves our strategic commitment to support growth in the African region.”
The DDC offers mobile network operators, global voice and data carriers, and CDN providers, a new opportunity to establish unique cross connect access and collocation facilities directly adjacent to Djibouti Telecom’s cable landing station supporting seven different cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East and Asia with markets in Africa. These include SeaMeWe3, Aden-Djibouti, EASSy/WIOC, SEACOM, EIG, Djibouti – Ethiopia, Djibouti- Somalia cable systems. The strategic geographical location of the DDC offers service providers a new opportunity to reduce global network operating costs and greatly improve network resilience, latency and performance by accessing a dedicated data center facility in East Africa. The DDC provides the capabilities to install, operate, and manage equipment and vital services in support of establishing an operator’s local and regional network in Africa.
About the Djibouti Data Center (DDC)
The DDC is a joint venture between Djibouti Telecom and Djibouti Data Center SARL, a group of local and international investors. The Djibouti based DDC is the first and only data center facility in East Africa with access to all major international fiber optic systems. It combines convenient access to five (5) undersea fiber cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia markets with Africa. The DDC is a reliable and cost effective hub in Africa to many of the world’s fastest growing and emerging markets. The DDC offers flexible commercial terms for a broad portfolio of services that combine solutions tailored to meet new business requirements, while insuring scalability in line with business growth. Whether you are a carrier focused on enhancing your voice and data services, or a CDN operator looking at global expansion and an enhanced geographical footprint, the DDC enables business to expand more rapidly. Learn more about the DDC products and services at www.djiboutidatacenter.com
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, 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
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
At the DDC:
Director Marketing & Communications
+32 473 92 28 10
Matt Humphries, Babel PR
+44 207 434 5550