Iskratel announces world’s first “amphibian” GPON OLT

Created October 2, 2018
The new OLT will be revealed at the SDN NFV World Congress 2018Technologies and Products

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. It 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 with virtual OLT software running in the cloud via a simple software upgrade, eliminating the need for hardware upgrades when virtualising the central office and easing cloudification of the edge.

“We are extremely proud to be the first solutions provider to introduce a product that allows operators to avoid an entire investment cycle when transforming their networks towards software-defined, next-generation access,” said Janez Öri, Director Strategy and Business Development at Iskratel. “Furthermore, our virtualised GPON solution facilitates a cost-effective upgrade of the existing infrastructure, even before operators move on to securely introducing a fully virtualised NGPON architecture.”

The original SI3000 Lumia G16 provides 16 GPON ports with a high split ratio to serve up to 2,048 fibre subscribers. Simultaneously, six GE P2P users can be served from the same product. In addition to CO deployment, SI3000 Lumia G16 inherently supports the deployment in street cabinets with internal control and a temperature-hardened design (up to +65 °C ambient).

The new OLT will be revealed at the SDN NFV World Congress 2018 alongside the new version of Iskratel’s Cloud-Services Platform (CSP) that adds centralised identity management and edge computing to improve multi-cloud orchestration and management, including all core and edge datacentre locations.



This article was written
by John Williamson

John Williamson is a freelance telecommunications, IT and military communications journalist. He has also written for national and international media, and been a telecoms advisor to the World Bank.