Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

BICS provides connectivity for Hanhaa parcel tracking

Steve Rogerson
April 11, 2017

Brussels communications company BICS is providing global connectivity for IoT and M2M services firm Hanhaa’s ParceLive parcel tracking service. The service will give users insights into their packages’ location, condition and security, helping improve performance of delivery across the globe.
With the rise of internet delivery services, speed, transparency and the safety of goods become increasingly pertinent. The ParceLive tracking service will update users on shipments no matter the country or carrier. It also allows analysis based on multiple shipments so as to understand what is happening across an entire supply chain.
BICS’ global data, SMS and roaming services will enable Hanhaa Mobile, London-based Hanhaa’s mobile network, to ensure seamless connectivity to ParceLive trackers across the world. This will let Hanhaa take ownership and control of its network to offer a seamless, global service at scale for its ParceLive business.
“Our ambition for ParceLive has always been to provide the most detailed, current and useful information across the globe,” said Christopher Riley, marketing coordinator at Hanhaa. “With the help of BICS, that ambition becomes a reality as it ensures that the ParceLive trackers are well connected wherever they go, whatever happens to them.”
ParceLive’s use and return model provides insight into entire networks without the need for any additional infrastructure. The small size trackers incorporate multiple functionalities including sensitivity to moisture, impact and GPS. The trackers are then simply returned by the recipient so the devices can be recalibrated and reused.
“BICS global roaming and messaging services were made to enable IoT solutions like ParceLive,” said Mikaël Schachne, VP for mobility at BICS. “In our increasingly connected world, communication is key, which makes seamless connectivity paramount. We are confident that our data services and cross-border functionality will ensure that Hanhaa’s global parcel tracking works flawlessly.”
BICS is headquartered in Brussels with regional offices in Bern, Dubai, Madrid, New York, San Francisco and Singapore. It also has a satellite office in Beijing and local representation in Accra, Cape Town, Miami, Montevideo, Quito, Nairobi and Toronto.  
Hanhaa is a mobile services company formed in 2014. It is located in St Katherine's Dock, central London.