04.11.2008 | Montenegro
S&T Implements a 3G Network for the Montenegro Post
Flexible Fixed / Mobile Communications Network with Significantly Lower Costs
Pilot and Core Project SuccessfulS&T first analyzed the requirements of the future data network and then initiated a pilot trial. The analysis showed that most of the postal services offered could be handled by means of accessing local databases, although some required connection to the central server at the postal headquarters as well as IT systems of partners, such as banks and telecommunications providers. The need for high speed data transfer was within bounds, which allowed the planning of a network combining 2G, 3G and fixed network areas. The pilot project involved a year-long test between two branches and the main post office. This was followed in early 2008 by the secure and powerful, but cost-efficient, connection (with IPSec VPN end-to-end connections) of all 72 branches to the headquarters via the network. Stevan Ljumovic, CIO Montenegro Post, comments: “In collaboration with S&T Montenegro, we have increased our market adaptability, as we are now able to use different network platforms and can locate our offices in places where we haven’t previously been able to meet business and communication requirements. I would also emphasize the lowered TCO*, using less-expensive but still very efficient communication services.”
S&T in MontenegroThe S&T Group has been active in the Montenegrin market since 2002. From the office in Podgorica, IT consultants and service technicians provide support to customers such as the Montenegrobank, ProMonte, Telekom and Internet CG in addition to the Postal Service.
* TCO = Total Cost of Ownership
Capture: In 1903, the Montenegro Post was the first in Europe with a car. 2008 it is the first in the region with a 3G Backbone network.
Copyright: Montenegro Post