April 17, 2024 |

BICS roaming translator aids 2G and 3G sunset

BICS has launched a roaming SMS translator to support international messaging on networks that no longer support 2G or 3G technologies. As operators gradually sunset legacy networks to pave the way for 5G, operators risk losing revenue through roaming gaps, which also risk widening the digital divide. BICS’s product means travellers roaming from mobile networks […]

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February 28, 2024 |

BICS sees sharp rise in 5G roaming traffic

Data from international communications enabler BICS, which carries half the world’s roaming traffic, reveal a 156 per cent spike year-on-year in the number of non-standalone 5G roamers for consumer and IoT devices across its network. Roughly 176 million 5G roamers appeared in 2023, up from 68 million in 2022. Across all mobile technologies analysed in […]

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February 21, 2024 |

BICS and Skylo enable NB-IoT via satellites

Belgian connectivity enabler BICS is working with non-terrestrial network (NTN) operator Skylo to connect anything, anywhere in the world via seamless satellite connections across BICS’s IPX network. The partnership will allow BICS to leverage Skylo for its network made up of geostationary satellites covering 35.5 million square kilometres of land and sea, for direct NB-IoT-to-satellite […]

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February 14, 2024 |

BICS welcomes Revolut eSIM move

A move by digital bank Revolut to offer eSIMs for its UK customers could ignite the eSIM market, according to Luc Vidal, head of M2M and IoT business at BICS. Revolut, a global financial app with over 35 million customers worldwide and more than eight million in the UK, has become the first financial institution […]

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January 31, 2024 |

BICS and AWS launch cloud-based roaming

BICS is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to launch a cloud-based roaming service. The service should enhance the mobile roaming experience by providing faster, more reliable internet access, whether at home or while traveling abroad. This cloud-based roaming service is available to mobile network operators (MNOs) and mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) and targets […]

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January 17, 2024 |

Vodafone and Microsoft bring genAI to businesses

Vodafone and Microsoft have announced a ten-year partnership to offer scaled digital platforms to more than 300 million businesses, public sector organisations and consumers across Europe and Africa. Through the partnership, the companies will collaborate to transform Vodafone’s customer experience using Microsoft’s generative AI; hyperscale Vodafone’s managed IoT connectivity platform; develop digital and financial services […]

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January 3, 2024 |

BICS and Telcofan support private networks

Connectivity and 5G enabler BICS has partnered with fellow Belgian company Telcofan, a consultancy and system integrator, to support the delivery of private networks for businesses. The partnership should solve many technical problems associated with connecting IoT devices to private networks, such as initial setup and ensuring consistent connectivity for travelling devices. By collaborating with […]

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November 2, 2022 |

BICS and Able Device simplify enterprise IoT

Belgian connectivity and global IoT enabler BICS is working with Able Device, a specialist in SIM-based mobile device application technology, to simplify enterprise IoT. The partnership will add SIMbae – Able Device’s software agent for SIM and eSIMs – to BICS’s ecosystem of IoT services to pave the way for smooth, automated connectivity between private […]

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September 21, 2022 |

BICS partners Thales to simplify eSIM integration

BICS has partnered Thales to simplify eSIM integration for the IoT. The partnership takes the simplicity of consumer eSIMs to the broader IoT while further streamlining connectivity activation for enterprises. This should unlock the potential of IoT for enterprises by removing barriers to eSIM adoption within IoT devices. Thales has engineered eSIM activation for IoT […]

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January 5, 2022 |

BICS Private Mobile Networks connectivity at CES

International communications enabler BICS is exhibiting private mobile networks connectivity at the CES Show in Las Vegas this week. This is an addition to the company’s SIM for Things solution, announced in May. This enhancement to BICS’ solution builds on the addition of borderless 5G capabilities, announced in March. The addition of private mobile network connectivity […]

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