Network Integrator Infradata deploys BFX Interface Gateway across BICS properties
BICS, a global provider of wholesale carrier services, has launched a Next Generation signaling solution delivered and implemented by leading network solutions provider Infradata. BICS is one of the largest interconnect providers in the world, enabling voice, connectivity, messaging, roaming and mobile financial services for over 800 fixed and wireless service providers.
Infradata has implemented the BroadForward BFX Interface Gateway, a Next Generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) with fully integrated Diameter Edge Agent (DEA) and interworking function across BICS’ entire global IPX (IP Exchange) network.
With the migration to BFX, Infradata has equipped BICS with a state-of-the-art Diameter Signaling Solution to cost-effectively enable innovative IPX services, as well as the ability to faster onboard new customers, generate detailed traffic insight and seamless interworking between Diameter, SS7 and RADIUS networks along with integration with IT systems.
Leon de Keijzer, CEO Infradata: “We are proud to be a long term partner of one of the largest and most innovative IPX providers in the world. BICS is instrumental in making LTE work on a global scale. Our experience with signaling and the BFX product helps BICS to achieve its goal of being an innovative leader in the IPX market.”
Geert Goethals, CTO of BICS said “We have seen an explosion in LTE roaming and double digit growth each month during the last year. For us it is key to deploy reliable high-performance infrastructure, while at the same time have the flexibility to remain at the forefront of innovation and service development. With the implementation of a Next Generation Diameter signaling solution and the expertise of Infradata we have a powerful combination to provide unique services to our customers, much faster and more effectively than traditional interconnect players.”
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 Bern, Dubai, Madrid, New York and Singapore. We also have a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Nairobi and Toronto. Our team continuously strives to provide our customers with the highest levels of quality, reliability and interoperability enabling them to maximize 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. More information on bics.com.
Infradata is a leading independent Network Integrator. It focuses on organizations whose data network is essential for doing business, Mission Critical. The company’s years of experience and knowledge in Service Provider networks enable Infradata to design, build and support Next Generation networks.
Infradata transfers knowledge and expertise within Europe from its offices in the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Germany and Poland. The company is an official partner of Juniper Networks, F5 Networks, Adva Optical, Palo Alto Networks, Infoblox, Citrix Systems, A10 Networks, BroadForward, Tufin, Intel Security, Aruba Networks, Pulse Secure, vmWare and Arbor Networks.