BICS’ new 5G SA lab helps MNOs and enterprises prepare for international roaming

International communications enabler BICS announces the launch of a new innovation platform the BICS 5G Lab to enable mobile network operators (MNOs) and enterprises to test 5G Standalone (SA) use cases in a lab environment.

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BICS and Microsoft Azure peering partnership accelerates enterprise cloud transformation

BICS, the international communications enabler, announced its support for Microsoft‘s Azure Peering Service, which will provide businesses with direct access to Microsoft services.

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BICS adds private mobile networks connectivity to global SIM for Things solution

International communications enabler BICS has added private mobile networks connectivity to its SIM for Things solution. This latest enhancement to BICS’ solution builds on the recent addition of borderless 5G capabilities, announced in March.

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Microsoft joins the IoT M2M Council to speed Internet of Things adoption

Microsoft has joined the IoT M2M Council (IMC), a trade group that fosters a community of 25,000 qualified IoT users. The Microsoft Azure IoT Engineering group will use the IMC as a platform to stay in closer contact with enterprise users and product makers that are deploying IoT technology.

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BICS enables 5G roaming service in Europe

International communications enabler BICS has launched a 5G data roaming service between the Austrian operator, Three Austria and Swiss telecommunications company, Sunrise UPC.

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BICS launches international 5G connectivity to global IoT devices in Canada and Taiwan

International communications enabler BICS announces the addition of borderless 5G capabilities to its SIM for Things solution. This aims to enable enterprises, OEMs and hardware manufacturers to unlock business opportunities and enhance competitiveness with new compelling use cases for connected devices.

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Proximus buys out MTN and Swisscom to take full ownership of BICS

International communications enabler BICS announced that Proximus has acquired MTN and Swisscom’s shares in the company (20% and 22.4% of issued shares respectively). This makes Proximus the sole shareholder in BICS and TeleSign, for a total transaction value of €569 million.

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Three steps for global IoT security

Three years ago, Gartner predicted that by 2020 there would be 20 billion connected ‘things’ in circulation. A lot has changed in three years. In fact, a lot has changed in the last 12 months, says Mikael Schachne, CMO and VP of Mobility & IoT at BICS.

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BICS and Gurtam partner to deliver IoT asset monitoring and fleet management worldwide

International communications enabler BICS has announced a new partnership with telematics software provider Gurtam to provide Internet of Things (IoT) asset monitoring and fleet management on a global scale.

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How the industrial IoT is creating a safer workforce

“The robots will steal our jobs!” has become a well-worn cry in recent years, as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and automation gain traction. And gain traction they have, says Mikael Schachne, CMO and VP Mobility and IoT Business, BICS.

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BICS and Avnet Silica combine huge cellular connectivity with hardware expertise

BICS, an international communications enabler, has joined forces with technology solutions provider, Avnet Silica, to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), devices and applications.

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IMC Governors elect Brown and Bybjerg as new chair and vice chair

The Board of Governors of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) has elected Sara Brown of MultiTech and Kim Bybjerg of Tata Communications as their new chairman and vice chairman, respectively.

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Data roaming traffic in Asia increased by 245% in 2018, BICS finds

Data roaming traffic across Asia surged by 245% in the past 12 months, international communications enabler BICS has revealed.

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IoT Now Quickfire Video interview with BICS on IoT security threats to global businesses

IoT Now Quickfire Video with Guillaume Lavernhe – Senior Product Manager, IPX & Security and Luc Vidal – Head of IoT & MVNE Solutions at BICS.

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Are enterprises the next MVNOs? The business case for connecting ‘things’

The Internet of Things is called so for a reason: it’s not just about linking consumers to their smart devices, and their smart devices to their gadgets and gizmos. It’s also about connecting a web of sensors, infrastructure, and the industrial components of machines which form the industrial IoT.

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How the eSIM can drive growth for operators

After months of speculation on the name, the colour, the features and the price, Apple’s September event finally revealed its latest line-up of handsets. Since then, there’s one feature in particular that has continued to generate further chatter in the telecoms industry: the eSIM.

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