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ISP-Planet: Open Source Operations and Support System

Feb 10, 2003, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alex Goldman)

"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..."

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