Kapsch and Albis Technologies boost connectivity for Algérie Télécom customers

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Kapsch CarrierCom supplies interface converters from Albis Technologies

Vienna/Algiers, August 4, 2014 – Kapsch CarrierCom together with Albis Technologies AG was awarded a contract by Algérie Télécom to supply interface converters for use as demarcation devices within the Algerian telecommunication network. Kapsch teamed with Swiss-based Albis Technologies to deliver a highly competitive solution to Algérie Télécom subscribers to help boost Ethernet and data services. The three year contract will consist of the delivery of several hundreds of units over the whole contract period. Albis Technologies will deliver the interface converters; local training and support will be provided by Kapsch CarrierCom Algeria.


Kapsch has been active in Algeria since 2010, providing Algeria’s national railway operator SNTF (Société National des Transports Ferroviaires) with the digital train radio technology GSM-R. “We are especially happy that this new contract allows us to expand our business beyond the railway sector,” said Thomas Schöpf, COO of Kapsch CarrierCom. Referring to the recent success of Kapsch in Algeria, Schöpf continues, “We are convinced that it is a first step to success in the business with major carriers in this area – for us as well as for our partner Albis Technologies.” The contract is also the first win illustrating the strong cooperation between the two companies.

Albis Technologies’ devices and Kapsch knowledge for a reliable connection

Within the scope of the contract Albis Technologies will deliver the units which convert subscribers’ Ethernet and Data interfaces to the TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) interface of Algérie Télécom’s legacy transport network. The units will enable Algérie Télécom to deliver highly reliable end-to-end Ethernet and data services, utilizing the existing TDM based transmission network. “With Kapsch we found a highly committed partner that meets our customers’ expectations as well as our own for quality and reliability,” said Patrik Schoenenberger, Head of Access Solutions and Vice President of Albis Technologies. “We are convinced that Kapsch’s global presence and capabilities as a system integrator add real value to our product line.”

Albis Technologies is a leading provider of access solutions for Ethernet and Carrier Ethernet transport. Albis Technologies supports a wide range of applications including business access (TDM and Carrier Ethernet), mobile backhaul, wholesale, and utilities and infrastructure. Its ULAF+ platform has been deployed by a large number of operators and utilities around the world, including many Tier 1 companies. Albis Technologies is headquartered in Switzerland and focuses on partnerships and customer satisfaction. www.albistechnologies.com

Kapsch CarrierCom is a market leading global system integrator, manufacturer and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions. The company provides innovative mission- and business-critical solutions for carrier networks, railway and urban public transport operators as well as for companies seeking real-time machine network communications. Kapsch CarrierCom is a trusted partner for a broad range of clients who benefit from the support of a complete set of professional services and support capabilities. Strategic partnerships and a strong focus on innovation in nine R&D centers in Europe and Asia, put Kapsch CarrierCom at the forefront of the global telecommunications market. Kapsch CarrierCom is part of the Kapsch Group and has its headquarters in Vienna.

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