KPN expands and let XS4ALL handle traffic dialup dialup platform




KPN has turned the equipment of its platform for Internet dial-up. It still remains possible to dial in using the number from 06,760 to 12,321, but the dial-up traffic is now handled by provider XS4ALL.

US Robotics 56k (Analog, Serial) Last December would have been taken from the dial-platform use, and last Monday the equipment is turned off, according to a message on the intranet of KPN, which has been recognized by Tweakers. According to KPN will still sporadic Internet via dial-platform, it would go especially to ‘Sunday telephony. This refers to the dial-up provider to follow the church service over the internet.

The decision to turn off the equipment follows from the sharply declining use and obsolete equipment. Despite turning off the KPN equipment, it is still possible to dial in via the existing number. KPN XS4ALL prepared to handle the incoming dial-up traffic.

Niels Huijbregts, spokesman for XS4ALL, on request confirms to Tweakers that the provider takes KPN dial-up traffic on his behalf. According to Huijbregts, the motivation to the Internet via dial-up to keep alive largely from nostalgia. XS4ALL was founded in 1993 and some employees who are in the early days when all were still manage the “reasonable antique” equipment that enables dial-up.

Self-service provider also has an active dial-in number: 0205350535. Then XS4ALL receive weekly in their own words about five to ten dial-up phone calls. The number of KPN, according to Huijbregts last Christmas 215 calls were received, totaling a data stream of 5Mbit / s. Presumably that went to dial calls to attend a church service. After KPN in 2013 stopped offering his church telephone service, DCT came Net with equipment that uses a dial-up line to attend church services at home.

Huijbregts also suggests that keeping alive the dial-up Internet still can have utility. When the government of Egypt to the Internet during the revolution ended in 2011, XS4ALL opened a dial-in number for the Egyptians, so that they could call in with a modem.


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