TelcoBridges Expands Efforts to Support Tier-1 Carriers around the Globe
Boucherville, Quebec and Brussels, Belgium: January 16, 2013 – TelcoBridges today announced that BICS, a leading global provider of international carrier services is deploying TelcoBridges’ Tmedia VoIP Gateway Solutions at its international points of presence.
Part of the Belgacom Group, BICS is an international Tier-1 carrier that provides voice, messaging, roaming, connectivity and mobile financial services to hundreds of communication service providers around the world. BICS’ pan-European network extends into nine European countries, including: the Netherlands; France; Germany; Italy; Spain; Switzerland; Luxemburg; UK and Belgium. BICS’ international network spans 160+ countries, through bilateral agreements with more than 300 operators.
By partnering with VoIP Gateway Partner IT-LOGIQ, TelcoBridges helped BICS upgrade its TDM switching platforms to the Tmedia family of VoIP Gateways, bringing high availability, ‘five-nines’ reliability and full redundancy to the entire BICS network. This 10-year supply agreement for TelcoBridges’ VoIP Gateways is also supported by a full 1+1 solution, and 24/7 support.
“Our goal has always been to provide mobile & fixed operators, MVNO’s, Service providers and wholesale carriers with the highest quality of service, security and reliability,” said Pierre-André Rulmont, Chief Technology Officer of BICS. “When we recently upgraded our global network, we looked at a number of next-generation media gateway solutions, and we felt that TelcoBridges provided the best combination of performance, reliability and overall value.”
“BICS’ endorsement further validates TelcoBridges’ ascension in the VoIP Gateway market,” states Gaetan Campeau, CEO of TelcoBridges. “As demands on carrier networks continue to expand, our technology and support offerings are rapidly becoming the solution of choice for tier-1 carriers, who demand high performance and low risk. We expect that additional Tier 1 carriers will turn towards TelcoBridges in the year ahead.”
BICS delivers best-in-class international wholesale solutions to any communication service provider worldwide. Through its Mosaic portfolio, a comprehensive, flexible and innovative suite of solutions designed to be used individually, or collectively, BICS meets the existing and future requirements of the global telecoms industry. Our passionate and creative teams, located in Brussels, Bern, Dubai, Singapore and New York, continuously strive to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximise their end-user value. With our successful consolidation strategy, and a continuing focus on technological advancement and innovation, we have achieved a world-leading position in the international Voice and Mobile Data market. For more information, please visit: www.bics.com.
TelcoBridges is a leader in the design and manufacture of carrier grade, high performance, and high-density VoIP media gateways which bridge the gap between TDM and IP. TelcoBridges accredited partners (consisting of valued-added resellers, system integrators, and solution developers) have deployed VoIP media gateway solutions with remote and onsite installation, as well as personalized 24/7 support in over 70 countries worldwide. TelcoBridges brands include: Tmedia™ (VoIP media gateways), Tdev™ (development platform) and Tmonitor™ (real-time network monitoring equipment). 2012 marks TelcoBridges’ 10-year anniversary. For additional information, please visit: http://www.telcobridges.com.
M. McCuaig, Director of Marketing & Communications, TelcoBridges Inc.
Tel.: 450-655-8993 x. 169, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cathérine Bals, Director Marketing & Communications, BICS
Tel.: +32 473 922810, email@example.com