BICS, Flickswitch Team Up to Accelerate Deployment of IoT in Africa

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BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Flickswitch, an African mobile network service provider, announced a partnership to accelerate the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa.

As a result of the collaboration, enterprises will benefit from extensive, seamless and affordable connectivity for their IoT projects in the region, and across international borders using multi-network SIM cards, over BICS’ fully-owned and leading IPX network.

BICS’ SIM for Things global IoT solution was selected following extensive technical testing and is providing Flickswitch’s customers with a flexible business model, allowing them to scale and benefit from seamless access to mobile networks anywhere in the world. The partnership will initially target Flickswitch’s 400+ African-based enterprise customers – primarily in the M2M/IoT, security, logistics, fintech and retail sectors – which have international data roaming needs.

Kees Snijders, MD, Flickswitch
With ubiquitous IoT connectivity becoming increasingly important to our growing enterprise customer base, partnering with BICS was a natural next step. BICS’ multi-network coverage made them the obvious choice, and will allow our customers to quickly and easily access constant, consistent connectivity.

Mikael Schachne, CMO and VP Mobility & IoT Business, BICS
The collaboration also strengthens BICS’ SIM for Things footprint in Africa, and comes as the next phase in our long-lasting presence and commitment to the African market as the leading provider of international connectivity.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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