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ITC upgrade boosts service

GERALDINE PANAPASA
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

TELECOM Fiji Limited has made it easy for government to connect to all its sites and remote branches by upgrading the Information Technology and Computing Services (ITC) data communications network infrastructure.

The upgrade in infrastructure nationwide required a change from previously used point-to-point at ITC to a multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) platform.

“TFL’s internet protocol virtual private network (IPVPN) would enable government to connect its site and remote branches into a single, cost effective, secure and efficient company-wide data and communication network,” TFL acting chief executive officer Ivan Fong said in a statement.

“IPVPN is a network-based solution over TFL’s IP infrastructure, utilising MPLS — a state-of-the-art advanced switching technology. The design includes very high speed connections within offices in Suva and around the country running over Telecom’s fiber optic metro ethernet network (MEN) and high speed connections to all its remote branches and outlets via Telecom IP and MPLS backbone network.”

He said the new platform would enhance internal and external e-mail services, enabling the automation of critical business application. Meanwhile, ITC manager Eliki Salusalu said the upgrade would enhance government service provision with a turn-around in service delivery.