History

In 1982, Kapsch CarrierCom, then called Austria Telecommunication (AT), was established in the form of a 50%-joint venture of the leading Austrian telecommunication companies Kapsch and Schrack. Then, the telecom market was strictly regimented and AT received the order to digitalize the Austrian telephone system.

A lot has changed since then.

Today, the telecom market is open and an enabler of mobility for all. Kapsch CarrierCom has evolved and become a global system integrator and supplier of end-to-end telecommunications solutions for fixed and mobile network operators, railway operators, urban transport organizations and companies seeking real-time asset management solutions.

Find out more about our milestones that led to our success.

1982

Kapsch CarrierCom is established as Austria Telecommunication by Kapsch and Schrack and becomes a leading supplier for telecommunication solutions.

1989

Kapsch opens up new subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, among others.

1995

Kapsch consolidates and expands its market position with the purchase of Ericsson-Schrack’s fifty percent stake.

2002 

Austria Telecommunication is renamed Kapsch CarrierCom and becomes part of the Kapsch Group.

2005 - 2008

Establishment of subsidiaries in Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Belarus and Macedonia.

2009 

Expansion through acquisitions of TIS Kis d.o.o. and Ring Datacom d.o.o., which strengthens Kapsch CarrierCom’s presence in the Balkan region.

2010

Acquisition of parts of the Carrier Networks Division of Nortel including the GSM technology for EMEA and Taiwan and the GSM-R technology for the global market.

2011

Kapsch CarrierCom proves its innovation leadership and reliability in the telecom world with the first GSM-R call in Africa over a 1,000 km distance and a record speed in the nationwide migration of a major telecom provider’s fixed network to next-generation VoIP technology.

2012

With more than 70,000 track-kilometers covered with Kapsch CarrierCom‘s GSM-R technology until today, the company further strengthens its position as an internationally recognized specialist and trusted partner for railway operators around the world.