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Iskratel introduces dual-nature OLT

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Iskratel has launched two new edge-computing solutions – including an ‘amphibian’ GPON OLT. Building on its SI3000 Lumia G16 compact GPON Optical Line Terminal (OLT), the company’s new dual-nature OLT can operate as a traditional integrated OLT, but 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 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.

The new OLT joins a 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 helps operators to meet stringent service-level agreements, automate security policies in a distributed cloud, and enable zero-touch provisioning of new services.

Said Janez Öri, director strategy and business development at the company: ‘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.’

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