BICS to have Dubai POP with Platform Equinix in MENA


The DUBAI IBX of Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company announced the availability of MOSAIC services from BICS, a global provider of wholesale carrier services. The deployment will enable BICS to establish a POP (Point-of-Presence) in the region and expand the international availability of its MOSAIC solutions to its users.



BICS to have Dubai POP with Platform Equinix in MENA

Telco Operators to Benefit with MOSAIC solutions offered by BICS at  Equinix DX1

Dubai, UAE — 30 March 2014 —The DUBAI IBX of Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced the availability of MOSAIC services from BICS, a global provider of wholesale carrier services.

The deployment will enable BICS to establish a POP (Point-of-Presence) in the region and expand the international availability of its MOSAIC solutions to its users. Through the deployment in Equinix's IBX DX1 data center in Dubai, BICS will have access to Equinix's carrier-dense ecosystem of more than 20 network providers.

Jeroen Schlosser, Managing Director of Equinix MENA, said, “Through Equinix's global footprint in Dubai, we are committed to helping BICS realize its expansion goals. The deployment will provide BICS customers with industry-leading colocation services, a strong interconnection with regional and global carriers and access to an increasing number of large enterprises.”

“Providing access to multiple networks on Platform Equinix will also enable BICS to optimize transit routes to achieve lower latency and deliver improved application performance for carriers looking to expand in the Middle East region,” added Schlosser.

Platform Equinix allows BICS to interconnect with a large marketplace for revenue-generating opportunities. Equinix's existing carrier customers will also be able to connect

their IT infrastructure directly to BICS services. BICS’ large portfolio of services cover connectivity and hubbing needs that functions on its extensive global terrestrial, submarine cable and satellite network.

“BICS is synonymous to quality in interoperability and leads within the services spectrum for international voice and mobile data carriers in the world. The expansion of our presence with Equinix in the region is an important move for us and our customers. By expanding into Equinix's IBX DX1 facility with a POP, we will further increase traffic exchange efficiency for our customers, helping them to meet their business and customer needs," said Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity Business Management, BICS.

Launched in 2013, the Equinix IBX UAE now has over20 carriers onboard. The world-class facility is a carrier-neutral hub in the region where carriers, content providers, cloud providers, financial service and enterprise customers colocate critical data infrastructure.

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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.