Kilostream end of life deadline

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Kilostream end of life deadline

Posted on 22 February 2021 by Beaming Support

BT withdrew support for its Kilostream service in early 2021. Their initial plan was to withdraw support for its Kilostream service at the end of March 2020, but with interruptions due to the global  pandemic they extended support until early 2021 for users who had not managed to switch to a newer technology before the Kilostream end of life date.

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 had to switch to a replacement service with speeds that far exceed the rate they require. If you aren’t satisfied with your Kilostream replacement, you still have the option to change it. 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.

While the BT Kilostream end of life date was still 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”.


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How we’ve helped with Kilostream replacements