Ålcom Chooses Polystar's Odin to Enhance Indoor Coverage

Polystar, a supplier of Network and Customer Analytics, Network Monitoring, and Service Enablement solutions to the telecoms industry, has announced that ODIN, a complete, turnkey IMS solution for enabling VoWiFi and VoLTE services, has been selected by Ã…lcom, which provides converged mobile, broadband IPTV and ICT services in the Ã…land Islands, an autonomous region of Finland, to provide enhanced indoor voice coverage for its mobile subscribers, the company said.

New requirements for energy efficiency for commercial, public and private buildings led to problems in the delivery of consistent in-building mobile voice coverage from the cellular network. ODIN, which offers a complete VoWiFi solution compatible with legacy mobile networks, provided the solution to this by allowing Ã…lcom to deliver a universal voice service using in-building Wi-Fi as well as conventional mobile access.

ODIN is compliant with GSMA standards IR.51, 58, 92 and IR.94 and provides a secure, seamless solution to enable VoWiFi service activation and rollout, as well as automatic user registration. Wi-Fi connectivity neatly circumvents the problem of achieving indoor coverage from the wide-area cellular network while overcoming the obstacles created by techniques adopted to meet more efficient, energy-saving building regulations.

The ODIN solution was deployed to meet strict time to market goals, with the Polystar team assisting with system certification and handset approvals, ensuring that the service could be accessed by the widest possible set of devices and bringing the VoWiFi service to the broadest community of potential users.

Ã…lands Telekommunikation AB (Ã…lcom) was founded in 1989 by Ã…lands Telefonandelslag and Mariehamns Telefon. The company started as a mobile operator and have expanded through the years. Today the company offers mobile phone, internet services and TV-solutions. We have customers across the Nordic countries and our business is built on strong support, flexibility and customer based solutions in every area of the telecom sector. By choosing to work with Ã…lcom you get a top modern solutions combined with high level of know how.

Polystar enables Communications Service Providers to achieve excellence in CEM, Big Data Analytics, Service Assurance, Network Monitoring, Service Enablement and High Performance Testing. We help CSPs to simplify their CEM strategies and drive operational efficiency through real-time network analytics. Polystar´s real-time Network and Customer Insights uncover a goldmine of data, which yields indispensable analytics to CSPs. Polystar is recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in Sweden. Since our foundation in Stockholm in 1983, we have experienced continuous and sustainable growth, and evolved to a global presence, serving our customers in over 50 countries.