By Eric Loos, Senior Product Manager, Capacity and IP, BICS
Now that we’ve reached over 500 connectivity providers in our data centres, we’re taking a look back and talking to some of the providers that have been with us throughout the years. See what they have to say about their relationship with Interxion.
BICS is a leading international voice and mobile data carrier with around 800 mobile and fixed operator customers. We go where our customers need us, which is why we have around 100 PoPs worldwide and continue to extend our network presence and our award-winning LTE roaming services .
We've always had a strong focus on mobile and today have one of the largest bases of on-net mobile operators in the market. Our reputation for quality and reach means that when mobile operators look for colocation space, they often want to know if BICS is already present in the data centre, to make it easy to connect to our network.
We have PoPs at five Interxion data centres — Brussels, Frankfurt, Paris, Vienna and Zurich — which helps to make those facilities the logical choice for operators wanting a scalable strategy to deliver the best end-user experience. If a mobile operator goes into a different Interxion facility in the same city, we'll work with Interxion to find the most efficient way to connect them to our network. And if any of our customers ask us to find them rack space at a colocation facility, we can do so under our resale agreement with Interxion.
Over the years our relationship with Interxion has developed into a real partnership. Above all, we value their carrier-neutrality. Not only are costs lower than at a carrier-run facility, there's much better access to partners — you'll always find the biggest community of connectivity providers in a carrier-neutral data centre. And of course, being neutral means that Interxion doesn't favour any particular carriers when it comes to connectivity sales. Instead, they facilitate an open marketplace with plenty of opportunities for carriers to grow their business.
BICS (Belgacom International Carrier Services) 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.