Lindsay Broadband, Iskratel team on GPON, XGS-PON

Sept. 2, 2020
The partners are now offering end-to-end GPON and XGS-PON solutions to customers in the Americas.

Lindsay Broadband (Peterborough, ON) and Iskratel (Kranj, Slovenia) are partnering to offer end-to-end GPON and XGS-PON solutions to customers in the Americas.

Central to the partnership, the Iskratel SI3000 Lumia line of GPON and XGS-PON OLTs [optical line terminals] are billed as user-friendly, programmable, compact, temperature-hardened, cost-effective devices, designed to future-proof networks. The SI3000 Lumia's software-defined access technology was introduced to the market and field-proven years before competition, contend the partners. A temperature range of -40°C to +65°C or -40°F to +149°F makes SI3000 Lumia deployable not only at the headend/hub, but also in less controlled conditions such as street cabinets.

Extremely scalable, the SI3000 Lumia OLT fits all deployment densities, from high density urban to low density rural areas, while its modular design with multiple chassis options, and a variety of subscriber connectivity interfaces, address virtually every possible use case in the broadband access network. Fully equipped with XGS-PON or GPON blades, the platform provides fiber-optical access to up to 36,864 users from a single chassis. Compact 1RU OLTs in the products family (SI3000 Lumia G16 and SI3000 Lumia XG4) are optimized for smaller deployments, addressing both residential and business users.

The associated SI3000 MNS (Managed Node System) is billed as an effective and reliable management solution, enhanced with comprehensive functions for service provisioning. With central inventory and service repository, the SI3000 MNS is positioned as a service-enabling platform for new applications and new revenues. The SI3000 MNS is a unique product for centralized network management and OSS/BSS automation as it can be tailored to meet the specific needs of broadband operators, enabling them to focus on new services and apps, and to respond to customer needs. The SI3000 MNS guarantees resilient and reliable operation, with a platform that scales seamlessly, add the partners.

Lindsay also offers the Iskratel Innbox line of customer premises GPON and XGS-PON bridging ONUs, GPON gateway ONTs, Ethernet home gateways (RGW), and EasyMesh Wi-Fi extenders, to assure triple-play services with the user’s quality of experience in mind. The Innbox line is billed as a carrier-class, high-end networking solution for advanced triple-play services. Complying with the latest ITU-T G.984 GPON standard, Innbox GPON ONTs are designed for service providers to meet the demand for high-speed connections. The series offers data rates up to 2.5 Gbps in the downstream and up to 1.25 Gbps in the upstream. The Innbox ONTs are designed for indoor applications, and are positioned as a cost-effective alternative to outdoor solutions that can significantly lower the CapEx of advanced FTTH deployments.

“We are thrilled to be working with Lindsay Broadband to be able to bring reliable, user-friendly, cost-effective GPON and XGS-PON options to the Americas,” said Matjaž Aljančič, Director of Business Unit Broadband at Iskratel. “By combining our expertise and proven track record we can secure sustainable, long-term success for our customers and partners in the region.”

Lindsay Broadband’s current optical solutions include its RFoG, nodes, headend, passive, subscriber termination, and FTTx solutions. To sum up, in the partnership Iskratel adds its European designed and manufactured GPON and XGS-PON OLTs, ONTs, managed node system, and CPE customization tools. "These user-friendly, rugged and programmable solutions guarantee the lowest cost of ownership and the best price-performance with their software-defined, dual nature," concludes the company.

“Lindsay Broadband is extremely excited to add Iskratel’s Lumia and Innbox offerings to our comprehensive line of optical solutions,” said David Atman, President of Lindsay Broadband. “We are perfectly positioned to offer quality assured GPON and XGS-PON solutions to our customers, while providing the supporting infrastructure to ease FTTH deployments.”

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