BICS Selects Infinera DTN-X for 500G Pan-European Network13 May 2013
Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN), a leading provider of Digital Optical Networks, and BICS, a global provider of international wholesale carrier services, announced today the selection of the Infinera DTN-X platform to upgrade BICS' Pan-European network. The Infinera DTN-X delivers 500 Gigabit per second (Gb/s) long haul super-channels, enabling BICS to deliver flexible and cost effective 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) services.
Djibouti Data Center (DDC) is Selected by BICS For Africa Gateway Services.08 May 2013
Djibouti City, Djibouti – May 8th, 2013 – The Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has announced today that it has been selected by BICS, a leading global provider of international carrier services, to serve as its location for a gateway hub in East Africa. BICS will leverage the Djibouti Data Center’s strategic position in East Africa as the major meeting point for undersea fiber optic cable systems connecting Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, to Africa.
PostFinance Partners with BICS for innovative International Money Transfer Service.02 May 2013
Bern, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium: 2nd May 2013. PostFinance, a division of the Swiss Post and one of the largest retail financial institutions in Switzerland with over CHF 104 billion in customer assets under management, has today launched an innovative international money transfer service using the HomeSend Remittance Hub operated by BICS.
BICS and cVidya Partner to Counter Fraud Across Telecoms Industry30 April 2013
cVidya Networks, a leading provider of revenue analytics solutions for communications and digital service providers, and BICS, a global provider of wholesale carrier services, have entered into a strategic partnership that will reduce fraud across the worldwide telecoms industry. BICS will use cVidya’s FraudView® solution to detect and prevent fraud across its extensive wholesale network and also provide it as a service as part of its Mosaic portfolio.
BICS enables operators to make first 4G/LTE Data Roaming session and call over IPX in Europe25 April 2013
BICS, a global provider of wholesale carrier services, today announced that it enabled Tango and Belgacom Mobile to successfully perform their first 4G/LTE Data Roaming session and call in Europe between Belgium and Luxemburg.
BICS Partners with Airtel Africa to Extend Reach of International Money Transfer Services21 November 2012
BICS, a leading global provider of international carrier services and a pioneer in the mobile financial services market, today announced an agreement with Airtel Africa, a provider of mobile communications services to the African market, to facilitate mobile money transfers throughout Africa. This agreement applies to all of the markets covered by Airtel in the African region and it will allow Airtel Money subscribers to send and receive money transfers over the operator’s network.
BICS and Xpress Money Partnership Expands Mobile Remittances to Africa24 October 2012
BICS, a leading global provider of wholesale carrier services and a pioneer in the mobile financial services market, today announced an agreement with Xpress Money, one of the world’s fastest growing money transfer companies, to open new mobile remittance corridors towards Africa.
Vodafone Signs up with BICS to Accelerate International Money Transfers into M-Pesa23 October 2012
The Vodafone Group, one of the largest mobile communications companies in the world, today announced an agreement with BICS to join the HomeSend remittance hub.
Vodafone customers will soon be able to receive funds to their M-Pesa account from friends and family abroad following the closing of this deal.
The Vodafone release is available on the Vodafone website.
BICS selected as Roaming Hub provider for Expresso Group07 June 2012
Brussels, 07th June, 2012: BICS, a global provider of international telecommunication services, has today announced that it has signed an agreement to provide Roaming Hub services to the Expresso Group, an African telecommunications and information services company.
HomeSend Launches Corridors to Russia & CIS via Russlavbank15 May 2012
BICS and CONTACT system, the leading money transfer organization in Russia operated by RUSSLAVBANK (est. 1990), have signed an agreement for the use of the HomeSend hub to enable remittances towards Russia and the CIS countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan).
BICS and AICENT Sign World's First IPX Peering Agreement13 March 2012
Brussels, 13 March, 2012: BICS, a global provider of wholesale carrier services and Aicent, Inc. a provider of mobile data services, today announced a formal agreement to interconnect their IPX (IP-Exchange) communities. This landmark IPX peering agreement, the first of its kind, allows communication service providers to access a secure and managed IP network that supports mobile data, VoIP and LTE roaming.
The IPX peering agreement between BICS and Aicent will see the two largest data roaming providers commit to the rollout of an integrated network infrastructure that combines the flexibility and efficiency of IP, with the security and quality of traditional TDM interconnect.
Lycamoney and BICS Sign Agreement to Boost Mobile Remittances05 January 2012
Lycamoney, the Financial Services division of the Lycamobile Group, and BICS, part of theBelgacom Group and a prominent international provider of Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Connectivity and Mobile Financial Services, today announced that they have launched new remittance corridors between the UK, Morocco and the Philippines. Lycamoney users will be able to send money instantly and cost effectively to their friends and family anywhere in Morocco and the Philippines, through the HomeSend remittance hub.
BICS and Tranglo Sign Agreement to Connect to HomeSend16 November 2011
BICS, a leading global provider of wholesale carrier services and a pioneer in the mobile financial services market, and Tranglo, a prominent international mobile financial transactions hub operator in Malaysia, today announced that Tranglo has connected to the international remittance hub, HomeSend. This partnership will enable new HomeSend corridors across Asia, specifically from Malaysia as well as towards Indonesia and the Philippines.
BICS and Australian mHITs sign agreement to connect to HomeSend07 November 2011
BICS, a leading global provider of wholesale carrier services and a first mover in the mobile financial services market, and mHITs Limited, a pioneering developer and operator of mobile payment services, today announced that mHITs has connected to the international remittance hub, HomeSend.
BICS and Qtel Sign Agreement to Use HomeSend as International Remittance Hub18 October 2011
Qtel, a leading mobile operator group with presence in the Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia, and BICS, a prominent international provider of Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Connectivity and Mobile Financial Services, signed a strategic agreement to enable cross border mobile remittance services through the HomeSend hub.
Wafacash and BICS launch new remittance corridor between Belgium and Morocco29 September 2011
Wafacash, subsidiary of the Attijariwafa Bank Group and Moroccan leader in international money transfers, and BICS, part of the Belgacom Group and a prominent international provider of Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Connectivity and Mobile Financial Services, announced today that they have launched a new remittance corridor between Belgium and Morocco.
BICS Connects the 40th Service Provider to its IPX15 September 2011
BICS, a leading global provider of voice, messaging, roaming, connectivity and mobile financial services, today announced that it has connected the 40th service provider to its IPX (IP eXchange) solution.
MTS and BICS Conclude Signalling Agreement31 August 2011
BICS, a leading global provider of voice, messaging, roaming, connectivity and mobile financial services, is proud to have been chosen by MTS (OJSC Mobile TeleSystems), the largest mobile operator in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, as their Signalling provider for its group companies.
BICS and SmartPay sign agreement24 June 2011
SMARTPAY, the pioneer of Chinese electronic payment services and leader in the mobile payment industry, and BICS, part of the Belgacom Group and a prominent international provider of Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Connectivity and Mobile Financial Services, announced today the signing of an agreement for the use of the HomeSend hub to enable mobile remittances towards China.
VNPT EPAY connects to HomeSend15 March 2011
BICS, a leading global provider of Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Connectivity and Mobile Financial Services, and VNPT EPAY, a VNPT affiliate and Vietnam's expert in Mobile Wallets and Payment Services, today announced that VNPT EPAY has connected to the HomeSend international remittance hub.
BICS and Vodafone Roaming Services bring their roaming hub communities01 March 2011
BICS and Vodafone Roaming Services bring their roaming hub communities closer together to boost international roaming.
In a first move, this major hub-to-hub agreement will simplify the administration of roaming traffic between Belgacom, MTN, and Vodafone networks. Over time, the hub cooperation will expand to handle roaming traffic between all operators on both hubs
MTN and BICS Launch Mobile Remittance Service to Ghana11 February 2011
MTN and BICS have announced today that they will launch International Remittances services with MTN Ghana, utilizing HomeSend, a mobile centric remittance hub operated by BICS and powered by its technology partner eServGlobal.
MFIC and BICS Collaborate in the International Money Transfer Business27 October 2010
Microfinance International Corporation (MFIC) and BICS, a leading global provider of Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Connectivity and Mobile Financial Services, will be collaborating in the international remittance business through mutual sharing of their payment networks to enhance their services.
EastNets Partners with BICS to Offer Global Mobile Remittance Solution25 October 2010
EastNets, a leading global provider of compliance and payments solutions and services, has announced that it has recently signed a partnership with BICS, a leading global provider of Voice, Messaging, Roaming, Connectivity and Mobile Financial Services, to connect its newly launched mobile remittance solution known as en.MoRe to BICS' HomeSend solution.
Maroc Telecom Launches HomeSend19 September 2010
BICS, a leading global provider of voice, data and value added services, and eServGlobal Limited (LSE: ESG & ASX: ESV), a provider of smarter transaction management solutions in Payment, Retention and Value Added Services, today announced that Maroc Telecom is live on the HomeSend remittance service.
BICS selected as Roaming Hub provider for MTN Group13 September 2010
BICS a leading global provider of Voice, Data and Value Added Services, is delighted to announce that it has signed an agreement to provide Roaming Hub services to the MTN Group, the biggest mobile operator group in Africa and Middle East.
BICS finalist for Best Wholesale Carrier in the World Communications Awards 201002 September 2010
BICS has been nominated in the category 'Best Wholesale Carrier' for the annual World Communication Awards, one of the most prestigious global communications industry events of its kind.
The World Communication Awards recognise the companies and individuals behind the innovations, achievements and new services that are building the communications industry. The awards are open to all communications providers, including traditional carriers, service providers, content providers and other organisations providing communication services.
Criteria for the WCA’s Best Wholesale Carrier category in 2010 focused on innovative business models, successful partnering strategy and new technology deployments behind the most successful wholesale carrier business.
The winner will be announced on 24 November at a ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton in London.
BICS’ Instant Roaming Solution Launches in the Palestinian Territories by Wataniya Mobile12 July 2010
BICS, a leading global provider of voice, data and value added services, is proud to have been chosen by Wataniya Mobile for their global roaming coverage through BICS’ Instant Roaming solution. This service will provide Wataniya’s Palestinian Territories’ subscribers with access to a global roaming footprint for Voice, SMS, GRPS, CAMEL, 3G and BlackBerry. The service is underpinned by Dual IMSI technology, which has been developed in conjunction with Proximus, Belgium’s largest mobile operator.
BICS and G-Xchange sign agreement for international remittances15 February 2010
Belgacom International Carrier Services (BICS), a leading global provider of voice, data and value added services and G-Xchange (GXI), a fully-owned mobile-commerce subsidiary of Philippines’ Globe Telecom, have signed an agreement to expand GXI’s existing number of remittance corridors, using BICS’ HomeSend Remittance Hub.
BICS and MTN complete the agreement to combine their international carrier services01 December 2009
Belgacom ICS (BICS) and MTN are pleased to announce the closing of the transaction which results in a combination of their international carrier services and MTN taking an equity stake in BICS. The agreement was announced on 26 June 2009 and received approval of all relevant government, regulatory and competition authorities in the meantime.
As of today, 1 December 2009, BICS will progressively integrate MTN ICS, MTN’s international wholesale subsidiary, and will act as the official gateway for carrier services of MTN globally. Belgacom will own 57.6% of BICS’ shares, Swisscom 22.4% and MTN 20.0% with a board representation.
Belgacom ICS and The RBS sign an MoU for facilitation of mobile remittances22 October 2009
Belgacom International Carrier Services (Belgacom ICS) and The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the facilitation of foreign currency exchange for mobile remittances. Belgacom ICS, a leading global provider of voice, data and value added services, are pleased to announce that they have signed an MoU with The Royal Bank of Scotland that will form the basis of a co-operation deriving mutual benefit from RBS's FXmicropay System and Belgacom ICS' HomeSend solution. Belgacom ICS’ HomeSend solution, built in partnership with eServGlobal, is the first mobile centric global hubbing service for international remittances, while RBS’s FXmicropay System enables efficient and secured foreign exchange transaction processing with limited currency exposure.
Belgacom ICS and MTN Extend Strategic Co-operation by Combining Their International Carrier Services26 June 2009
Belgacom ICS (BICS) and MTN announce a next step in their strategic co-operation by combining their international carrier services, resulting in MTN holding an equity stake in BICS. The current shareholders of BICS, Belgacom and Swisscom, are therefore pleased to see MTN become a new shareholder.
Belgacom ICS and eServGlobal Perform Successful Remittance Trial with North African Operator23 March 2009
Belgacom International Carrier Services (Belgacom ICS), a leading global provider of voice, data and value added services and eServGlobal Limited (LSE: ESG & ASX: ESV), a provider of end-to-end solutions, enabling smart communication and payment services, have successfully tested their joint service, HomeSend, and performed a first international money transfer through the mobile phone.
GSMA Expands Reach of Mobile Money Transfer Programme18 February 2009
The GSMA today announced new developments in its Mobile Money Transfer (MMT) programme, an initiative that leverages mobile to facilitate access to money transfer services. Complementing the successful alliance that has been in place with The Western Union Company for the past eighteen months, the GSMA has selected Belgacom International Carrier Services (Belgacom ICS) and its technology partner eServGlobal as a new remittance provider in the MMT programme. To add further flexibility for operators, the GSMA has also chosen the RBS Group, a global bank, as a remittance partner and is working with them to finalise the offering.
Belgacom International Carrier Services Certified as GSMA Compliant Roaming Hub05 February 2009
Belgacom ICS, a leading global wholesale carrier, today announced the successful completion of the self-certification process of its Open Connectivity Roaming Hub. With the Open Connectivity (OC) Initiative, the GSMA is looking for new ways to set up Interconnection and Roaming relationships between mobile operators through a hub as an alternative to implementing one-to-one roaming relationships across the world’s 750+ GSM networks. This follows the existing achievements of the Open Connectivity SMS Interworking Hub for which Belgacom ICS was the first to be certified. Thanks to the Open Connectivity SMS Hub, any mobile subscriber is now able to exchange two-way SMS’s with other subscribers connecting via other GSM networks