BICS has announced that it increased its capacity tenfold after major upgrades and expansions to support the growing demand during the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Not only athletes are working hard for the 2020 Tokyo Games, but also the companies are making improvements to step up their games. BICS has announced major upgrades and expansions of its Japanese backbone to meet the demands during the most popular sports event of the year. The company has announced that it has increased the capacity tenfold
A new point of presence
BICS has announced that it has deployed a second point of presence (PoP) in Tokyo. The new PoP connects to the local internet exchange points for BICs’ IP-based services. Connecting local users to BICS global network infrastructure will improve the connection quality and reduce the latency issues.
Growing demand for high-capacity connectivity between the Asia-Pacific region will peak during the Tokyo Games. Thus, BICS has also extended the existing network infrastructure. New routes are from Hong Kong to Japan and from Japan to Los Angeles. These new routes made a significant improvement in reducing the latency and increased connectivity tenfold.
Malcolm Chan, managing director of Asia-Pacific at BICS said:
“Japan is one of several territories in Asia which is leading the deployment of 5G and growing its Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. This development requires reliable, high-quality and low-latency connectivity, and services which can support large increase in the cellular traffic and number of devices. Expanding our backbone in the region was therefore an important step to meet future demands, especially in light of the number of visitors expected to travel to Japan next year for the Tokyo 2020 Games. Connecting nations like Japan, which is only accessible via submarine systems with the rest of the world remains a challenge especially in terms of capacity, cost and quality.”
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