BICS registers 3X growth in roaming data traffic

Explosion in data traffic driven by LTE and a decrease in silent roamers
	Explosion in data traffic is driven by LTE and a decrease in silent roamers caused by more affordable mobile broadband bundles and more widespread availability.
Explosion in data traffic is driven by LTE and a decrease in silent roamers caused by more affordable mobile broadband bundles and more widespread availability.

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Data roaming traffic is tripling year-on-year across BICS' global network according to a statement released by the carrier. Driven by LTE roaming, the industry has been witness to huge data roaming adoption rates over the past two years with subscribers eager to access high quality services abroad.

The explosion in roaming is primarily due to the availability of data and mobile broadband services now offered across all regions. With mobile operators making use of business intelligence and analytics to offer personalised roaming experiences, subscribers are encouraged to avoid roaming silently and are using more data roaming than ever before.

With a global reach of 770 mobile networks, BICS now provides roaming hubbing solutions to 170 customers worldwide. BICS’ roaming hubbing solution is a globally integrated LTE platform supporting both single and multi-IMSI technologies, minimising operators’ efforts, costs and deployment times through one single interconnection and end-to-end quality management.

“We continue to register impressive growth rates of the data roaming traffic on our global network, and this growth trajectory is set to continue as more subscribers are encouraged to use the full range of communications services while abroad. There is no doubt that the availability of LTE roaming services and reliance on mobile data has been key to this trend, further boosted by operators offering more competitive and personalised bundles”, said Mikael Schachne, VP Mobile Data Business, BICS.

“In order to manage this demand, BICS supports mobile operators with state-of-the-art transport, signalling and analytics infrastructure which, together with our unique and patented roaming hubbing solution, offers a seamless environment for establishing and managing a global roaming footprint in a quick and efficient way.”

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