Deutsche Telekom goes live with first all-IP production site
10 August 2016 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Deutsche Telekom has started its all-IP transformation across Europe by launching what it calls its first production site, in Hungary. This site, in Budapest, will be used to deliver services to all other operations in the group.
The company plans to turn all its European operations outside Germany into all-IP networks, with all services available to be added in building blocks. The Hungarian network, which trades as Magyar Telekom, will be fully in operation by the end of 2016.
Two further production sites are due to go live in 2017, in Deutsche Telekom’s Greek fixed and mobile subsidiary, OTE, and in T-Mobile Polska in Poland.
Each country in Deutsche Telekom’s network will be able to the building blocks together in ways that result in offerings that address the demands of the local markets.
“This new structure will enable Deutsche Telekom to offer newly developed services throughout Europe within just a few days,” says the company. “In short, each country can take a ‘pick and choose’ approach when putting its portfolio together.”
Eventually the services will become available in Germany as well as in DT’s non-German operations in Europe. T-Mobile US is not part of the plan.
The new infrastructure operates via a special subsidiary, Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net, based in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is headed by joint managing directors Kerstin Günther and Sven Hischke. Deutsche Telekom Pan-Net “will be the first point of contact regarding all overarching matters of Deutsche Telekom’s European subsidiaries with respect to the pan-European network”, said the company.
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