Iskratel delivers first-of-its-kind carrier-grade software-defined PON solution

Solution integrates Radisys’ SD-PON framework to virtualise functions that originally resided on legacy OLTs Cologne, Germany, June 3, 2019 – An important milestone in enabling operators to deploy carrier-grade, virtualised PON solutions has been reached as Iskratel, the leading European provider of broadband access solutions, has launched a complete, integrated Software-Defined PON (SD-PON) solution, leveraging Radisys’ SD-PON framework for broadband access disaggregation. Based on open-community initiatives and the Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) CORD® architecture, the SD-PON solution is the first-of-its-kind in the market, providing operators with the reliability, scalability and…

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Iskratel and Cabelec develop new GPON optical LAN solution for ITM Global

Bilbao, Spain, May 29, 2019 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of broadband access solutions, and Spanish broadband specialist Cabelec have teamed up to develop a new solution for ITM Global. Cabelec will utilise Iskratel’s GPON Optical Line Terminals (OLTs), alongside its passive infrastructure, to deliver a GPON-based optical LAN solution. As an expert in the design, configuration, monitoring and maintenance of solutions for a range of industries, ITM Global will install the solution for one of its customers in the hospitality sector, Hotel Los Castros, and plans to replicate…

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Iskratel strengthens leadership team with dedicated digital transformation specialists

Kranj, Slovenia, 7 May 2019 – In response to the rising demand for digital infrastructures, Iskratel today announced it has appointed a new senior leadership team to drive its digital transformation strategy and deliver on the reality of next-generation networks. As the leading European provider of communications solutions for the digital transformation of the telecommunications, transport, public safety, and energy industries, Iskratel has made the move as part of its continuous commitment in enabling operators to seamlessly migrate to next-generation architectures. Taking this to a new level, the leadership team…

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Iskratel enhances FTTH offering in France with new Telenco Distribution partnership

Moirans, France and Kranj, Slovenia, 11 March 2019 – Iskratel, the leading European provider of broadband access solutions, today announced its partnership with French telecommunications engineering company Telenco Distribution as it continues to expand its activity in the French market. As part of the new partnership, Telenco Distribution will provide Iskratel’s full range of innovative GPON solutions for future-proof upgrades of Fibre-To-The-Home (FTTH) networks across France. This will enable Telenco Distribution to meet the demands of some of France’s leading telecom players, as well as the rising demand for ultra-fast…

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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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