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Press Release -- October 16th, 2014
Source: bics, Global Telecom & Technology

GTT Selects BICS to Upgrade its Backbone Network in Europe

BRUSSELSOctober 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

BICS Pan European Network (PEN) 2.0 assures 100G bandwidth

BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, has announced GTT, the leading global cloud networking provider, will use the BICS Pan European Network (PEN) 2.0 to increase the level of performance and reliability of its network.

GTT operates a global Tier 1 network, offering its customers the backbone infrastructure to effectively do business in today’s high-speed global economy. Due to increasing demand from its customers for high-bandwidth services, GTT needed to find a high quality partner able to supply a complete European network offering low-latency 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE).

BICS owns and operates 9,000 kilometres of fibre in Europe with a cable landing station in Marseille accessing the Europe India Gateway (EIG) and SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable systems. BICS engages closely with its customers to ensure the latest technology and value added services they require are available.

Bob Burris, SVP Global Engineering and Operations, GTT says: “The BICS platform provides GTT with a flexible solution to expand its backbone network bandwidth while keeping operating expenses under control. The combination of a state of the art network and a capacity competence centre with a multi-national and highly skilled staff at our service convinced us to select BICS.”

Johan Wouters, SVP Capacity Business Management, BICS says: “At BICS we are flexible and responsive in meeting the requirements of our customers. That’s also why we have invested heavily in our pan-European Network to make it 100GbE ready. The infrastructure enables our customers to expand their high-speed backbone network and deliver excellent services to their customers.”

About BICS

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.

BICS is headquartered in Brussels with regional offices in BernDubaiMadrid, New York and Singapore. We also have a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in AccraCape TownMiamiMontevideoNairobi and Toronto. Our team continuously strives 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 markets.

About GTT

GTT operates a global Tier 1 IP network with the most interconnected Ethernet service platform in the world. It provides highly reliable, scalable and secure cloud networking services and focuses on delivering solutions with simplicity, speed and agility. For more information, visit

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