BICS and Fastweb Partner for EMEAA Connectivity

Created May 9, 2018
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Wholesale carrier BICS and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have formed a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The partnership offers Fastweb access to major submarine cable systems in Sicily and enables both companies to meet the capacity requirements and connectivity needs of operators from Europe to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The solution designed by the two companies extends BICS’ pan-European network through Fastweb’s fibre optic, high speed, low latency, single hop backbone in Italy, connecting international submarine cable systems routes.

BICS and Fastweb will deliver international capacity services connecting existing and new customers in the Middle East, Africa and Asia to Europe, while offering an additional entry point into Europe as a strategic alternative to Marseille. The partnership further consolidates BICS’ strategy to connect submarine cable systems landing in Italy and Fastweb’s place in the international wholesale market.

Through the partnership, BICS and Fastweb will provide their global customer base with seamless end-to-end backhaul services with significantly reduced latency and fully diverse paths. BICS and Fastweb will ensure premium Service Level Agreements thanks to the high reliability of their combined networks.

“BICS has always been committed to providing its customers with first class connectivity, and this partnership confirms our position as a bridging partner for operators expanding their capacity provision throughout Europe,” said Daniel Kurgan, CEO at BICS.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.