Telecom Liechtenstein chooses a KEYMILE All-IP solution22. March 2016
As part of its FL1 broadband offering, Telecom Liechtenstein’s has recently started giving its residential and corporate customers an All-IP solution based on KEYMILE's MileGate multi-service access platform. As fixed-line and mobile telephony are merging, customers can use their smartphones as extensions of their telephone systems and communicate much more flexibly.
With a fundamental switch of technology, FL1 has embarked on the All-IP era. In operation for more than two decades, the old system had become outdated and was replaced by futureproof All-IP technologies. As a result, Liechtenstein has become one of the first All-IP locations worldwide. KEYMILE’s multi-service access platform MileGate lies at the heart of the new solution towards standardising transmission technologies for fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony and television. FL1 supports traditional telephony, broadband services and offers high-quality triple play and broadband business services. Therefore, customers can use their smartphones as extensions of their telephone systems and are easily reached at all times.
In contrast to Switzerland or Germany, where IP migration often requires switching routers, FL1 customers can continue to use their conventional ISDN or analogue lines. There is no need to change the installations in the building. The company is completing the switch from the old TDM voice and data technology to All-IP technology in its exchange.
Work was started on the migration project in March 2014. Beforehand, FL1 had subjected multi-service access platform MileGate to extensive technical testing regarding required performance and suitability for the planned All-IP scenarios. After proof of concept had been documented, in conjunction with KEYMILE experts the FL1 engineers developed the detailed specifications. These were then quickly and to schedule turned into reality by implementing and modifying the MileGate 2510 and 2310 subracks.
In order to maintain a high level of availability, the technical equipment is located in two places. FL1 provided multi-layer protection for the transition of the mobile telephone network to the internet and the actual IP system is separate from the internet.
“In terms of the way KEYMILE closely liaised with us and did its job, it scored top marks throughout the entire migration project. The solutions and quick responses provided by the KEYMILE engineers helped us on many occasions. As a result, we were able to accomplish the system change within 18 months as planned”, comments Aldo Frick, technology director and member of the man-agement board at Telecom Liechtenstein. “We also benefit from a service level agreement and excellent technical support with operating the network”.
About Telecom Liechtenstein
Telecom Liechtenstein AG supplies residential and corporate customers in its region with advanced, innovative products and services. The full-service supplier with its own mobile telephony network, offers packages consisting of fixed-line telephony, mobile telephony, internet and TV. As the first convergent full-service provider in Liechtenstein, cloud solutions and ICT services are part of its portfolio. The State of Liechtenstein, as well as the Telekom Austria Group, have 75.1 per cent and 24.9 per cent stakes in the company respectively. This strategic partnership gives Telecom Liechtenstein a strong international network and access to the latest technologies, such as machine-to-machine solutions. These are the advantages that this location delivers to both residential and business customers and that exemplify Telecom Liechtenstein AG’s strong customer focus.
KEYMILE is a leading supplier of telecommunications solutions with key facilities in Germany and Switzerland. The systems developed and produced by KEYMILE are used for reliable and deterministic data transmission in mission-critical areas of telecommunications networks used by railway companies, energy suppliers, oil and gas utilities and state organisations. To protect data transmission, KEYMILE uses high-tech security and encryption concepts. Simultaneous availability of IP/Ethernet and TDM technology guarantees perfect evolution to packet-based data transmission. Public network operators employ the products to provide top bandwidth to subscribers. They also use the products to implement value-creating, open-source broadband architecture. KEYMILE also supports its customers with a range of solution-driven services. The company has subsidiaries and partners worldwide and has installed systems in more than 100 countries.
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