2019/11/28 17:32


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【ブリュッセル2019年11月28日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】


大手国際通信イネーブラーであるBICS( )は28日、日本でのバックボーンの大幅なアップグレードと拡張を発表した。リモートピアリング、クラウド接続、キャリアイーサーネットなどのローミングおよびIPベースサービスの需要増をサポートするため容量を10倍に増やす。この動きは、2020年に予想される日本国内および海外を旅行する国内外のモバイル契約者数の増加に先だって行われ、アジア太平洋地域と世界のその他の地域間で保証された大容量コネクティビティーへの高まる需要に対応する。







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BICS doubles footprint in Japan for 2020 Tokyo Games


BRUSSELS, Nov. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

Network expansion increases capacity tenfold in preparation for the expected

surge in mobile roaming traffic

BICS[ ], a leading international communications enabler, has today announced

a major upgrade and expansion of its backbone in Japan, increasing capacity tenfold to support

growing demand for roaming and IP-based services such as remote peering, cloud connect and

carrier ethernet. The move comes ahead of increasing numbers of domestic and international

mobile subscribers travelling in and out of Japan expected in 2020 and follows growing demand

for guaranteed high capacity connectivity between the APAC territory and the rest of the world.

The expansion includes the deployment of a second point-of-presence (PoP) in Tokyo,

which connects to the local internet exchange points for BICS' IP-based services.

This will ensure reduced latency, improving end-to-end quality while directly connecting

local customers to BICS' global network infrastructure. The PoP deployment also minimises

the cost for BICS' customers by optimising connectivity within the region.

BICS has also extended its existing network infrastructure in the region with

a new route from Hong Kong to Japan, and from Japan to LA, resulting in

a tenfold increase in connectivity and significantly reducing latency.

"Japan is one of several territories in Asia which is leading the deployment of 5G

and growing its Internet of Things ecosystem. This development requires reliable,

high-quality and low-latency connectivity, and services which can support large

increase in the cellular traffic and number of devices," commented Malcolm Chan,

MD, Asia Pacific, BICS. "Expanding our backbone in the region was therefore

an important step to meet future demands, especially in light of the number of visitors

expected to travel to Japan next year for the Tokyo Games."

"Connecting nations like Japan - which is only accessible via submarine systems

- with the rest of the world remains a challenge especially in terms of capacity,

cost and quality. Due to BICS' active footprint in the APAC region and global

infrastructure, we've been able to upgrade capacity and connectivity in Japan

and offer higher quality services at competitive prices. With the service now live,

benefits are already being recognized by operators, subscribers and IoT businesses

- all of which can feel confident that our global network will support their future

connectivity needs too," added Chan.

About BICS

As a leading international communications enabler, BICS is connecting the world

by creating reliable and secure mobile experiences anytime, anywhere. We are a

global voice carrier and the leading provider of mobile data services worldwide.

Our solutions are essential for supporting the modern lifestyle of today's device-hungry

consumer - from global mobile connectivity, seamless roaming experiences,

fraud prevention and authentication, to global messaging and the Internet of Things.

We are headquartered in Brussels, with a strong presence in Africa, Americas, Asia,

Europe and Middle East.

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