mobilkom austria is using an enhanced network based on a IMS-ready Mobile Switching Center (MSC) application supplied by Kapsch CarrierCom and Nortel. It is claimed that, the application will convert mobilkom austria’s existing network into a carrier-grade network with added flexibility for introducing new services and enhanced reliability, as well as ensuring quality of service. The companies have completed the first phase of the project in Austria and work has already begun on the Liechtenstein and Slovenia upgrades.
Bernhard Heimerl, head of group purchasing at mobilkom austria group services, said: We aim to deliver service choice, quality and cost-effectiveness, and our innovative IMS-ready network solution is already helping us do this. For example, it can typically take up to a year to create a new telecom service, at a cost that can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars; IMS offers us a new and simpler way to create and deliver new services quickly.