Ulysse Group chooses Iskratel to support XGS-PON roll out in Liège, Belgium

Dec. 14, 2020
The open network will support broadband services of up to 10 Gbps for Ulysse Group, which provides telecom and cloud managed services for B2B and large companies, public sector, and other operators and IT companies through a wholesale model.

Iskratel says it will supply XGS-PON optical line terminals (OLTs) and optical network terminals (ONTs) to Belgian service provider Ulysse Group. Ulysse will use the equipment to support the provision of high-speed services to customers in Liège, Belgium.

The open network will support broadband services of up to 10 Gbps for Ulysse Group, which provides telecom and cloud managed services for B2B and large companies, public sector, and other operators and IT companies through a wholesale model. Customers will have access to Ulysse Group’s data centers, physical and virtual servers, cloud infrastructure, security services, voice services, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and other applications.

Iskratel says it will supply its SI3000 Lumia XG8 1RU XGS-PON OLTs as well as Innbox X22 ONTs and Innbox E80 home gateways in a dual-box setup at the customer premises. The combination will enable Ulysee Group to support fully guaranteed service-level agreements (SLAs), Iskratel asserts. The preparation and testing of the greenfield project were performed in what the company termed “record time.”

“We are delighted to work together with Iskratel, a responsive and trusted partner that we can rely on in the most demanding of circumstances and our collaboration outlines the growing ambition to offer 10-Gbps broadband access to our direct and wholesale customers,” commented Gauthier Delfosse, managing director at Ulysse Group. “We strive to remain at the forefront of technological developments and continue to build on our past triumphs such as being the first provider to offer SDSL, provide Ethernet fiber technology for the last mile, and integrate services with network security in Belgium.”

“Ensuring everybody has access to broadband services is critical, especially during unprecedented times like these where internet connectivity has become the lifeline to millions of people,” added Svjetlana Kalaba, director of Business Unit Broadband at Iskratel. “This partnership with Ulysse Group presents a golden opportunity for Iskratel to bring enhanced ultra-broadband services to Belgium as we see the number of greenfield XGS-PON deployments increase and 10-Gbps fiber access begin to take off.

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