Saturday, February 15, 2014

Deutsche Telekom Goes All IP in Macedonia, Switching Off PSTN

Deutsche Telekom has implemented a pure, All IP infrastructure in the voice network of its subsidiary in Macedonia.

Makedonski Telekom is the first company within the Group with a network fully based on IP.  The conversion of 290,000 fixed lines away from the PSTN occurred over 25 months.

"Our vision is a Pan-European network on the basis of All IP. This network will integrate mobile communications and fixed-line network technology. And it will enable a new cloud-based production model", said Claudia Nemat, member of the Board of Deutsche Telekom for Europe & Technology . The objective is to have the customers across Europe migrated to IP by the end of 2018. "The experience gained from Macedonia is of great value. Migrating to All IP is a great challenge. With its successful launch our colleagues in Macedonia are real pioneers", said Nemat.

DT said its network in Slovakia will be the next to go all IP later this year.  Next year, Croatia and Montenegro will follow and then Hungary. By the end of 2018 Romania, Greece and Germany are expected to have migrated too.

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