Did you miss the BT Kilostream end of life deadline?

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Kilostream end of life deadline

Posted on 22 February 2021 by Beaming Support

BT had planned to withdraw support for its Kilostream service at the end of March 2020, but with the onset of the global pandemic they have extended support for users who had not managed to switch to a newer technology before the Kilostream end of life date.

BT has not yet published a new end of life date, but this doesn’t mean organisations should delay in switching to a newer technology.  This deadline extension comes at high monthly cost, and replacement options for organisations still using Kilostream can be much more cost effective and are future-ready, too.

An alternative to Kilostream

Some Kilostream users were happy to continue using it because they didn’t need the high-speed data transfer offered by most newer technologies, but have been quoted for a replacement service with speeds that by far exceed the rate they require. Beaming will take time to understand your exact requirements  and work with you to design an IP network that’s uncontended, low latency, isolated from the public internet and ultra-reliable, whatever your data speed requirement.

With the BT Kilostream end of life date approaching, we helped the team at Wave FM, a part of DC Thomson Media’s radio portfolio, design a new network to replace the Kilostream technology they’d been using to connect their studios and transmitter sites. DC Thomson Media’s Head of Radio, Adam Findlay, explained to us that the new design has not only improved the network, but reduced costs, too: “Beaming delivered everything we needed to connect our studio and transmitter locations, boosted the quality and reliability of our feed, and delivered a complete STL system for around a quarter of the cost of competing legacy services”.

When can we replace Kilostream?

Connectivity is considered critical infrastructure, so we are able to continue installing networks throughout lockdowns – there’s no need to wait until BT put in place a revised deadline date. Use the form below to contact us and one of our networking experts will get in touch to find out more about your requirements.

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