BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services has rolled out a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Nairobi, Kenya, in a bid to extend the company’s reach in the African region
Voice calls placed in Africa were previously rerouted via other international points-of-presence, affecting the quality of services as they are being connected from one African country to another. Now, thanks to the new PoP in Kenya, voice and roaming data traffic stays in the region.
“There has never been a greater demand for bandwidth, as more customers across Africa are able to take advantage of 4G. Data-intensive apps and services are being enjoyed by a growing number of mobile users, who expect the jump in technology to correlate with a jump in quality,” said Clémentine Fournier, regional vice president, Africa at BICS.
The launch of the PoP deployment is expected to reduce costs for BICS’ operator customers by improving connectivity within the region to provide a better customer experience.
“With around 70 per cent of traffic currently regional, the Kenya PoP deployment means we are now able to deliver on expectations, providing the local connectivity needed to satisfy customer demand for next-generation services,” added Fournier.