QSC takes Tele2 customer connections into the cloud
Cologne, 24 June 2015. In operating its DSL customer connections, the Düsseldorf-based telecommunications provider Tele2 will in future be relying on a cloud-based softswitch solution offered by QSC. This eliminates the need for proprietary hardware components and thus allows the number of connections to be flexibly managed and rapidly adjusted in line with requirements.
The “Class 5 Hosted Softswitch” is an upstream technical service for network operators enabling them to operate telephony services via DSL customer connections. This cloud-based managed VoIP solution based on the all-IP network offered by QSC AG enables carriers such as Tele2 to avoid investments in costly server hardware and thus to react highly efficiently to any changes. Not only that, unlike traditional softswitch solutions, authentication is performed no longer via the customer’s call number, but rather via an SIP-based user account.
In technical terms, this is made possible by the “Cospace” communications technology, a service based on the Solucon cloud platform internally developed and operated in Germany by QSC’s subsidiary Q-loud GmbH. Solucon facilitates the real-time collection, storage and processing of large volumes of data. The platform draws on the manifold communication routes offered by the state-of-the-art all-IP network at QSC AG to communicate with other appliances and people via all possible channels.
“QSC’s solution offers us just that flexibility we need to enable our end customers to telephone easily and reliably via their Tele2 connections. What’s more, the cloud-based platform is highly scalable and rapidly adaptable to changing market conditions”, comments Ulrich Krause, Chief Technology and IT Officer (CTIO) at Tele2, with regard to the decision. “We have worked together with QSC, a reliable partner with a superb command of cloud and all-IP topics, in the past already.”
QSC: ICT for medium-sized enterprises
QSC AG is a one-stop ICT service provider for medium-sized enterprises in Germany. Its customers benefit from a full range of products and services in the fields of Telecommunications, Consulting, Outsourcing and Cloud. QSC draws on internally developed platforms to integrate both traditional IT applications and Cloud services on behalf of its customers. This enables companies to select a secure, customised approach to the Cloud and the Internet of Things. QSC’s proprietary infrastructure, comprising TÜV and ISO-certified data centres in Germany and its own nationwide voice data network, offers maximum end-to-end security for all applications. Products and services are marketed both directly and via partners. QSC has around 1,700 employees and is listed in the TecDAX.
Q-loud GmbH (www.q-loud.de) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of QSC AG that develops Cloud solutions in the Internet of Things for energy, retail, industry, logistics and smart home applications, among others. Its centrepiece is “solucon –The Enabling Technology”, a platform built on software components that can be operated as individual modules. Alongside applications in the Internet of Things, this platform thus also facilitates the efficient implementation of telecommunications solutions.
The Tele2 Group supplies a variety of telecommunications services to more than 13 million customers in nine countries. Tele2 has operated in Germany since 1998 and played a key role in shaping the German market liberalisation. Today, Tele2 Deutschland is a one-stop provider offering an extensive range of services. All products focus on customers’ communications needs and aim to make their lives easier. For this reason, Tele2 products have a simple, easily understandable structure and offer excellent value for money. The company supplements its fixed-network and internet offerings via DSL or mobile, for example, with fair and transparent mobile rates (with or without hardware). And it goes without saying that Tele2 still offers its well-established low-cost code 0 10 13. Efficient, friendly customer service is another unshakable component of Tele2’s corporate philosophy. Numerous awards for services and products have confirmed the company’s commitment in this respect.
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