Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine
The Gas Transmission Operator (TSO) of Ukraine made their communications more efficient and secure by using Pexip video solutions
About TSO of Ukraine
The Gas Transmission System Operator (TSO) of Ukraine provides transportation of natural gas to consumers in Ukraine and in countries of the European Union. There are 65 active production sites in all regions of Ukraine, with more than 33,000 km of pipeline length, 57 compressor stations, 33 gas metering stations and 1,389 gas distribution stations, making it an organization with a widely distributed workforce. The organization’s mission is to ensure the development of the competitive, transparent and non-discriminatory gas market and to secure reliable gas flows for Ukrainian and European consumers in the most sustainable way.
- The need for a software model that was hosted on-premise
- The need for a solution that could be interoperable with top market devices and platforms
- The need for secure, yet flexible internal video meetings
- Pexip Infinity self-hosted on-premise solution, with interoperability with Microsoft Teams
- Increase in efficiency of internal and external communications
- Integration with existing infrastructure, systems, and workflows
- A highly secure video meeting solution
The Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine (TSO of Ukraine) is a relatively new organization, established in 2019 to fulfill international obligations to the Energy Community to ensure the independence of the gas transmission system operator of Ukraine. In early 2020, as the organization continued to grow, they were looking to increase the efficiency of their production and business processes, which included communications. Therefore, they were looking to increase the efficiency of their meetings by using integrated video conferencing.
The organization was in need of a software model for video meetings that could be hosted on-premise to provide secure internal meetings, while also being easily interoperable with their existing Cisco video infrastructure.
"High-quality video communication is very important to ensure the work of GTS of Ukraine,” says Yurii Ziabchenko, Chief Engineer. “And with the beginning of the pandemic, this issue has only worsened - the need for quality video communication has increased many times over. We needed to find a scalable solution that could be used on any device and was not affected by location.”
The head of IT, along with the IT lead responsible for operations, started the process of evaluating different alternatives for a video conferencing solution that could meet all of their needs. The team discovered Pexip through its placement on the Gartner Magic Quadrant, and reached out through Linkedin to begin communications with a Pexip representative.
Starting in mid June 2020, the first testing licenses were distributed and a process of technical and security requirements were completed. Key to choosing Pexip was its scalability, security, interoperability, and the fact that it is the chosen video for many large enterprises and public organizations around the world, including government entities in the EU and United States which also require compliance with strict security regulations.
“After the introduction of Pexip, we gained confidence that the video network we created is always available to our employees and easy to use. At the same time, we can expand this network at any time to meet all our future needs.”Yuri Ziabchenko, Chief Engineer of TSO of Ukraine
Thanks to the Pexip platform, GTS of Ukraine specialists have significantly increased the efficiency of their internal interactions and collaboration. The company was able to integrate its entire existing fleet of various video equipment into a single, flexible solution that covers their many locations throughout Ukraine. Video calls can now be placed on both in-office equipment and remote devices and using the company’s own corporate communication channels, all while meeting modern security requirements and ensuring that meeting data remains private.
Across the organization, video is used for meetings with top management, ad-hoc internal meetings, and meetings with external parties. Some of the benefits most enjoyed by the company’s users include the ability to control the quality of the call, the high quality of the audio and video, and the ability to integrate the software with existing Cisco infrastructure, which saved both money and resources.
While still in early stages of usage, the new video solution has already demonstrated its effectiveness and demand. Now, the company's specialists in different parts of the country are better equipped to quickly manage and organize solutions to production problems that arise. Pexip’s seamless, easy-join meeting experience makes it easier for employees to work together more efficiently, regardless of location.
Learn more about how Pexip for Secure Communications helps large organizations make remote communication more efficient and secure.