S&T Iskratel unveils world’s fastest PON OLT

Created April 12, 2023
Technologies and Products

S&T Iskratel has released two new multi-terabit Optical Line Terminals. The company says the Iskratel Lumia T6 (pictured) offers 1.4 Tbps uplink capacity making it the world’s fastest shelf-based PON OLT. It also  allows for a seamless technology upgrade in the same chassis when new PON generations are available. With 800 Gbps per subscriber blade and 3.4 Tbps switching capacity, it will support 50GPON and 100GPON, in addition to current 10-gigabit PON technologies such as Combo PON and XGS-PON.

The company has also announced the launch of its Iskratel Lumia T14, a super-scalable, high-density OLT, able to host present and future PON technologies. While Iskratel Lumia T6 can serve over 20,000 users with its 80/64 ports, the larger T14 can provide PON connectivity to more than 50,000 users with its 208/192 Combo PON ports.

S&T Iskratel says along with the OLTs’ high speeds, service providers can now expand their networks seamlessly and increase their overall number of subscribers in both urban and rural locations. The temperature range from –40 °C to +65 °C means that the OLTs can be deployed both at the central office and in less thermally controlled remote locations such as street cabinets.

“Services such as video conferencing, 4K video streaming, gaming and cloud storage are all gaining popularity rapidly, creating a rising demand for data rates for a reliable performance,” said Simon Čimžar, CTO, Business Unit Broadband at S&T Iskratel. “The outstanding uplink capacities of our new OLTs are the fastest way to unlocking a greener future, due to full compliance with the EU Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment, fundamental in enabling operators to reduce energy costs and their impact on the environment.”

“The new OLTs can support both, the current and next-generation PON technologies. Moreover, it is designed for virtualized operation on the same hardware which guarantees operators the return and safety of their investment,” added Čimžar.

The new additions to the portfolio will be exclusively showcased at the FTTH Conference in Madrid, from 18th – 20th April 2023 at stand G12.

For more information, visit www.iskratel.com


This article was written
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.