The international communications enabler, BICS, has announced an exclusive new fibre route between Torino in Italy and Lausanne in Switzerland, along with five new points-of-presence (PoPs), which takes its global footprint to 130 PoPs. The new route is part of the company’s submarine backhauling strategy to connect submarine cables coming from Asia and Africa onto the European continent.

The new route will reduce the latency of traffic coming out of Italy by 40% for voice, data and IP services; while new PoPs in Warsaw, Stockholm, Prague, Helsinki and Copenhagen will provide access to IP services such as Cloud Connect, Remote Peering and Carrier Ethernet. The company has also upgraded existing PoPs in Moscow and Kiev to double the capacity of those sites.

BICS’ strategy is to provide an end-to-end service to customers across Europe to meet demand for low-latency connectivity and IP-based services.

Johan Wouters, Senior Vice President, Capacity Solutions, BICS, said: “Latency is becoming a key differentiator for our customers, and as such a critical element in our network expansion plans…the new fibre route between Torino and Lausanne and the strategically placed new PoPs ensure we can optimise key routes, so that we can offer the best quality of service with the lowest possible latency.”

Posted by Teresa Cottam

Teresa is the Chief Analyst at Omnisperience and has over 25 years' experience in the telecoms and technology markets. She is an expert on SME and enterprise telecoms, and has considerable vertical market expertise. Her research focus lies in helping B2B telecoms firms become more commercially successful by better understanding and meeting their customers' needs. She is a judge of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards (GloMo's) for customer experience and enterprise innovation, and for the UK Cloud awards. You can follow her on Twitter @teresacottam

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s