Telekom Austria Establishes Cooperation with VipNet

11. Juli 2006, 00:00

Following the connection of the virtual PoP in Bucharest at the end of March 2006, Telekom Austria continues to expand...

Following the connection of the virtual PoP in Bucharest at the end of March 2006, Telekom Austria continues to expand its presence in the CEE region with a PoP in Zagreb, located in the headquarters of VipNet, the wireless subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group.

Josef Trimmel, Head of Wholesale at Telekom Austria, said: "With the new access node to the companys own JetStream Backbone, we can cover the communications needs of other carriers as well as those of our business customers in Eastern Europe even better."

The PoP in Zagreb is redundant via two separate circuit paths and thus its connection to Telekom Austrias JetStream is highly fault tolerant. With the enlargement of the broadband backbone through the two latest PoPs in Romania and Croatia, Telekom Austria continues to roll out its infrastructure in Southeastern Europe.

The capacities previously leased in these two countries can be replaced with the companys own infrastructure. The resulting changeover of the existing voice interconnection, data lines and new line connections will lead to visible cost savings in 2006, providing attractive pricing for the customer, as the two locations can now be managed via the central NMC (Network Management Centre).

The PoP in Zagreb has a direct connection to VIPNet, the Croatian wireless subsidiary of the Group and simultaneously its largest customer. The first carriers already benefit from this direct interconnection. Marie-Helene Magenschab, CEO of VIPNet, is happy to be able to contribute to the corporate success of Telekom Austria: "The collocation room in Zagreb has been adapted for future business requirements with the best technical equipment. We can offer other carriers housing and basic services."
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