ISP-Planet: Open Source Operations and Support System
Feb 10, 2003, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Serving a minimum of 50,000 subscribers and starting at about
$435,000, the Arteria ISP Platform is not for everyone. However, it
is based on open source products (including a licensed RADIUS
server for which the source code is provided to customers) and runs
on off-the-shelf servers.
"The product was developed by a technology group that calls
itself futureLAB, based in Winterthur, Switzerland. The group built
an ISP in 1995 (Internet Access AG), sold it in 1998 to a telco,
diAx (diAx is now owned by Sunrise). The group found the telco
environment stifling, and founded their own company in 2000.
"That year was not the best to start a company, but a single
massive customer win funded further development of the company's
nascent open source telecommunications system..."