China Unicom harnesses BICS’ Instant Roaming hub


Roaming solution enables China Unicom Global to offer more competitive, quality connectivity and comms services to customers

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, today announced that China Unicom Global has deployed its Instant Roaming hub to provide customers with high quality connectivity, wherever they are in the world.

In improving its service offering for end users, China Unicom Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of China United Network Communication Group Company, has bolstered its position amongst competitors in the Asia region, offering reliable end to end global integrated telecommunication services and solutions.

BICS’ Roaming Hub platform will help China Unicom Global offer more enjoyable worldwide roaming coverage and immediate access to mobile networks across the globe. The Instant Roaming solution, which requires no investment from China Unicom, has been proven in its capabilities and is fully hosted on BICS’ global network infrastructure.

BICS has seen the number of roaming customers increase by 34%, while the data roaming traffic increased by 265% year on year. This growth is fuelled by the increase in demand for high quality mobile experiences whether subscribers are at home or overseas, and the rising need of global connectivity for a multitude of new connected devices.

“At BICS, we are dedicated to providing flexible and easy to deploy roaming solutions that are seamless, hassle-free and fully compatible,” said Nicholas Nikrouyan, chief commercial officer at BICS. “By using BICS’ one-stop-shop Instant Roaming solution, our operator customers like China Unicom eliminate the complexities and inefficiencies of the traditional bilateral agreement model usually required to achieve global roaming.”

A spokesperson from China Unicom Global added: “At the beginning of 2017, we launched an overseas mobile virtual network operator service named CUniq in HK, UK and US, allowing customers to enjoy exclusive, excellent and unique mobile communication experiences. Customers can use one-card-multiple-numbers with worldwide data sharing at a local price. It was therefore important for us to select a roaming partner who can truly offer a global solution with minimal time invested. BICS’ carrier-grade solution upgrades our customers’ connectivity around the clock, wherever in the world.”


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