Iskratel to demonstrate new CORD-compliant OLT at Broadband World Forum 2018

The first ever live demo of the OLT in CORD mode will be held at the Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) booth Kranj, Slovenia, 16 October 2018 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of communications solutions for the digital transformation, will show how operators can achieve virtualised, cloud-based and Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD)-compliant infrastructures – without the cost of replacing hardware – when it demonstrates its brand-new dual-nature GPON and XGS-PON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) at Broadband World Forum 2018. As the world’s first “amphibian” xPON OLT, the…

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Iskratel announces world’s first “amphibian” GPON OLT

Kranj, Slovenia, 1 October 2018 – Operators looking to seamlessly upgrade their networks to virtualised, cloud-based infrastructures finally have the right tools at their disposal, as Iskratel today announced two new edge-computing solutions – including a one-of-a-kind “amphibian” GPON OLT. Building on its SI3000 Lumia G16 compact GPON Optical Line Terminal (OLT), Iskratel’s new dual-nature OLT can operate as a traditional integrated OLT but also provides a disaggregated white-box solution, based on virtual OLT Hardware Abstraction (vOLTHA) principles. This transforms the Lumia G16 into a fully virtualised, CORD-compliant physical OLT…

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Iskratel successfully deploys IoT-based Incident-Response Management solution for Slovenian Railways

IoT solution has already prevented four potential rail incidents and will be showcased at InnoTrans 2018 Kranj, Slovenia, 10 September 2018 – Iskratel, the leading European ICT provider for the digital transformation of telecommunications, transport, public safety and energy industries, today announced it has successfully implemented its new Internet of Things (IoT)-based Incident-Response Management (IRM) for Slovenian Railways. Installed less than a month ago, the Slovenian Ministry of Infrastructure has reported that the IRM has already detected four alarms, all due to locked brakes and consequently overheated wheels. According to…

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ANGA COM 2018: Iskratel warns operators – “Beware of the low-capex trap”

Cologne, Germany, 12 June 2018 – As operators look to cut their costs, Iskratel’s Strategy and Business Development Director has today cautioned them against simply looking at the price tag of equipment, warning that cheaper items could end up costing between 300% and 800% more than the initial capex saving. Speaking on the opening day of ANGA COM, Janez Öri highlighted how operators could find themselves locked-in and left behind with inferior, non-upgradable technology if they buy cheap, thus missing out on introducing new revenue-generating services. Instead, he recommended investing…

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Major Tier-1 operator selects Iskratel technology for network upgrade

Kranj, 9 May 2018 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of communications solutions for the digital transformation, today announced its Innbox G108 home gateway is being used in a next-generation PON trial by one of the leading EMEA Tier-1 operators involved in the CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) project. Several hundred Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) – which were launched at the FTTH Conference in Valencia, Spain, earlier this year – have been deployed to support speeds of up to 10 Gbps upstream and 10 Gbps downstream. The next-generation…

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Buying bespoke solutions can cut operators’ OpEx by up to 70%, says Iskratel

Cologne, Germany, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Poilley, France, 10 April 2018 – Operators should avoid blindly implementing off-the-shelf automation solutions if they want to see significant reductions in their Operational Expense (OpEx), Iskratel’s CTO warned today. According to Damjan Slapar, operators looking to virtualise their networks can increase savings by up to 70% by working with vendors to create and deploy tailor-made solutions which not only keep ongoing costs to a minimum, but also future-proof infrastructures against rising consumer demand. “In the midst of the changing industry landscape, operators need guidance,…

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Co-existence is key to a cost-effective next-gen PON migration, says Iskratel

Valencia, Spain, 13 February 2018 – Operators looking to unleash the full potential of next-generation PON technologies such as XGS-PON and NG-PON2 should wisely consider a period of co-existence between PON generations to ensure a gradual migration with minimum service disruption, Iskratel’s CTO said today. Speaking on the opening day of FTTH Conference, Damjan Slapar highlighted how operators could miss out on introducing revenue-generating applications if they don’t upgrade their networks and take advantage of next-generation PON capabilities, including increased symmetrical bandwidth and flexible wavelength plans. But, he warned, operators…

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Iskratel announces next-gen PON solutions for a cost-effective migration

Valencia, Spain, 06 February 2018 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of communications solutions for the digital transformation of telecommunications, today announced two new universal next-generation PON solutions – the 8-port multi-PON blade and the 16-port GPON blade – designed to enable a lucrative and controlled upgrade to next-generation networks, such as NG-PON2 and XGS-PON. The 8-port multi-PON blade demonstrates Iskratel’s latest breakthrough in the market, simultaneously supporting NG-PON2 and XGS-PON technologies, without the need to replace current PON infrastructure. The innovative NG-PON blade is flexible enough for operators to build…

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Rethink business models or face falling behind, Iskratel tells operators

The Hague, The Netherlands, 12 October 2017 – Operators need to update their business models to offer services for new vertical industries through digital transformation to keep up with the pace of a rapidly evolving market, Iskratel’s CTO said today. Presenting a keynote – titled ‘Building rock-solid cloud solutions on a non-consolidated foundation’ – at SDN NFV World Congress, in The Hague, Damjan Slapar said delivery of this digital transformation would also need to be significantly different to how new network equipment had been installed in the past. The shifting…

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New Iskratel white paper highlights specific use cases for software-defined access

The Hague, The Netherlands, October 9, 2017 – Operators can differentiate their services from over-the-top players’ offerings and create new revenue opportunities if they embrace virtualisation – but this must be done selectively and in the right scenarios. That is the key message of a new white paper published by Iskratel, the leading European infocommunications vendor and solutions provider, ahead of SDN NFV World Congress. Titled ‘Use Cases for Software-Defined Broadband Access’, the white paper examines the concrete applications and use cases where software-defined broadband (SD-BB) can provide operators with…

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