Uralkaly Open Joint Stock Company is the leading enterprise in its field. Up to year 1993 the telecommunication network of Uralkaly was presented by two "Kvant" stations with total capacity - 3000 ports.
In 1993 Uralkaly built its digital telecom network based on Alcatel equipment. The network counted 5 nodes (capacity 2600 ports)/ This network connected the mining departments with the company administration.
In 2001-2002 Uralkaly network was upgraded and expanded by INTERSYST. The new Alcatel Gateway and PABX A4400 were installed and the process of switching to 4400 equipment has begun.
In 2003 INTERSYST won a tender contract to completely upgrade the voice transmission network. The upgrade was carried out on the basis of Alcatel OmniPCX 4400 telecom servers. The works have been fullfilled in 2004; therefore all interstation communications were realized both for voice and data, NMC was installed and VoIP technologies were realized for Berezniki-Moscow segment of network. The launching of CTI technology on the network was started in step by step order. The aggregate network capacity (including distant Uralkaly office in Moscow) totals more than 6000 ports, the number of telecommunication nodes reached 13.
The prospect trends of network development are increasing the share of network segments based on VoIP technology, developing CTI and establish interconnection between the existing network into GSM mobile network.