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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Iskratel tackles substandard in-home Wi-Fi in new white paper

Cologne, Germany, and Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 30, 2017 – The “bitter truth” about 802.11ac Wi-Fi – and what service providers can do to improve performance and coverage indoors – has been revealed by Iskratel in a white paper published today. Titled “Maximizing In-house Wi-Fi Coverage and Performance,” the white paper evaluates the advanced technology of 802.11ac, recognizing its benefits but also highlighting several limitations which mean it cannot always deliver on its promise. These drawbacks include a shorter range when compared to 802.11n, reducing the coverage, and high signal attenuation…

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Iskratel expands Partner Program with two new sign-ups

Cologne, Germany, and Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 25, 2017 – Iskratel, the leading European infocommunications vendor and solutions provider, today announced it has signed contracts with two broadband specialists, HFC Technics and Tantec Digital, as part of its Partner Program. The initiative – which already involves a number of companies from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America – provides support across a range of areas to enable companies to grow into market leaders in emerging markets by reselling Iskratel broadband products and solutions. This is achieved through a combination of e-learning…

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Iskratel unveils two new GPON products ahead of ANGA COM

Cologne, Germany, and Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 23, 2017 – Iskratel, the leading European infocommunications vendor and solutions provider, today announced the release of two GPON solutions – the Innbox G22 Optical Network Terminal (ONT) and new software which seamlessly delivers gigabit services over fibre using a traditional cable infrastructure. The DOCSIS Provisioning of GPON software can be installed in a cable operator’s Network Management System (NMS) to bring the benefits of fibre without having to replace back office systems and procedures. Iskratel has already successfully deployed the solution for one…

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