Frequentis to the rescue of Polish “IT-COM” after Schmid Telecom bankruptcy

Posted: 22 February 2017 | | No comments yet

Frequentis steps in to support Polish “IT-COM” after the bankruptcy of Schmid Telecom AG


In September 2016, the Polish IT-COM won the competitive tender process to deliver the voice communication system (VCS).

Originally partnering with the bankrupt Schmid Telecom AG based in Zurich, IT-COM needed to find an alternative solution on short notice to fulfil the contractual obligations and not risk delay of the opening of the tower.

After contract award IT-COM immediately took the lead of the project in order to adhere to the challenging time schedule. This included training, as well as the preparations to deliver all required functionalities and services. After the beginning of the liquidation process of Schmid Telecom AG, IT-COM needed to find an alternative solution to fulfil its contractual obligations. Frequentis proved to be the only vendor capable of delivering a system that fully complies with all the technical and operational requirements as well as being able to guarantee a fast delivery combined with strong expertise in Poland. Delivery is scheduled for early 2017.

After the beginning of the liquidation process of Schmid Telecom AG, IT-COM needed to find an alternative solution…

The deployment will be based on the proven Frequentis compact and duplicated VCS 3020X providing a multitude of interfaces to external systems for Ground/Ground and Air/Ground communication. The solution concept includes a long-term services agreement ensuring comprehensive warranty and maintenance support.

“I am glad to announce, that after a very short negotiation we have found an agreement with Frequentis and will together deliver an outstanding solution for our customer”, states Stanisław Śnieżek, CEO of IT-COM.

“Frequentis has always seen Poland a strategic market and will bring its strong expertise in ATM voice communication systems to ensure high customer satisfaction of the end customer”, added Hannu Juurakko, Vice President ATM Civil at Frequentis.

“All customers worldwide which are affected and put into difficult situations by the bankruptcy of Schmid Telecom have my personal assurance that Frequentis will support them in the best possible way. We are proud to demonstrate our commitment in this case”, says Hannes Bardach, CEO and owner of Frequentis.

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