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Full throttle on the data highway, complete security with AirKey

News | 24. February 2022.
Fiber Service OÖ GmbH: safety on the move with AirKey

Digitalisation, working from home, teleconferences – coronavirus has propelled us into the future. Internet, whenever and wherever we want. Transfer speeds? Data volume? There are seemingly no limits to our requirements. Is it all to be expected? Yes, if Fiber Service OÖ GmbH was on site beforehand. The Upper Austrian company ensures that data flows without a hitch – especially in remote and sparsely populated areas.

Fibre optics for everyone

Fiber Service OÖ is responsible for the expansion of the fibre optic cable network in Upper Austria, making the highest transfer bandwidths accessible to even structurally weak regions. By building the fibre optic infrastructure, it is laying the foundation for the data highway that will link Upper Austria with the rest of the world. Martin Wachutka, CEO of Fiber Service OÖ GmbH, explains: "We are implementing the objectives of the European Union and the Broadband Austria 2020 Initiative to bring about the expansion of the fibre optic network across all of Upper Austria. This also includes areas that are not profitable enough for commercial providers."

AirKey, the system from Austria

Fiber Service OÖ wanted an easy-to-operate, electronic access solution for its fibre optic local exchanges that was scalable, secure and that could be managed with maximum flexibility. This is because it's not only Fibre Service employees who enter the infrastructure provider’s facilities; it's also external service providers in particular, such as planners, construction and installation companies, but also network operators. The solution required capacity for over 22 POP locations with more than 160 contributors: this was flexible and location-independent plus access via electronic devices.

Comprehensive security

AirKey gives all authorised users the access they need, whether they are employees, service providers or network operators. Continuous logging provides additional control, increasing site security. Wachutka continues; "However, the most valuable benefit is that it makes our day-to-day work easier thanks to the scalability via the EVVA online portal. I can easily expand or restrict access as I wish, assign authorisations, add new accesses or simply allow access using the Send-A-Key feature."

Adieu to keys

“What I am particularly pleased about as a tech-savvy person,” stresses Wachutka, "is that we no longer need keys. We lock everything using smartphones, RFID cards or tags."

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Technology on site

Project: Fiber Service OÖ GmbH
Product: AirKey
Facility type: Infrastructure
Location: Austria

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