Iskratel, Teleste deploy hybrid GPON and DOCSIS solution

Created June 5, 2018
Technologies and Products

An unnamed Central European cable and satellite operator has successfully completed testing a hybrid last-mile broadband solution jointly provided by  Iskratel and Teleste.

Combining Iskratel’s GPON technology with Teleste’s DOCSIS-based mini-CMTS – the DOCSIS Access Hub (DAH), the solution enables the operator to deliver gigabit broadband and new revenue-generating services to its customers. The operator will now deploy the solution across its network, utilising its existing coax cabling as an extension of its fibre network. With the GPON-DOCSIS solution, the operator can reuse existing in-house coaxial cabling and enhance multi-gigabit networks, delivering the same gigabit speeds of fibre but without the heavy investment and disruption that comes with laying Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH).

“When it comes to upgrading networks, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and in Europe there are many places where FTTH is just not possible,” said Simon Čimžar, Chief Solutions Architect at Iskratel. “In these cases, our GPON/DOCSIS hybrid solution delivers fibre-level speeds and offers a clear roadmap towards symmetrical 10 Gbps services.”

Operators can utilise Iskratel’s SI3000 Lumia GPON Optical Line Terminal and Teleste’s DAH as a GPON Access Hub in a truly plug-and-play way to triple-play services. One DAH makes it possible to bring the IP network to every apartment in a building using the existing coax cabling – once a DOCSIS cable modem has been connected to the network, the services start running immediately.

“We see distributed access architectures as a viable option for operators who wish to invest in next-generation broadband services. Hybrid fibre-coax infrastructure allows operators to expand their gigabit broadband services to their customers with lower costs and shorter time of deployment compared to full fibre infrastructures,” said Olli Leppänen, Vice President of Distributed Access for Teleste.

Iskratel will showcase its next-generation GPON solutions alongside its portfolio of next-generation fibre-based broadband solutions at stand N60, Hall 8, at ANGA COM 2018.

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by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.