Operators looking to seamlessly upgrade their networks to virtualised, cloud-based infrastructures finally have the right tools at their disposal, as Iskratel today announced two new edge-computing solutions – including a one-of-a-kind “amphibian” GPON OLT.
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 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 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 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. As a result, operators can deliver a higher, guaranteed quality of service to meet stringent service-level agreements, automate security policies in a distributed cloud, and enable zero-touch provisioning of new services.
"This innovative improvement to our CSP simplifies network expansion, allowing operators to seamlessly introduce new edge locations while controlling costs by automating key processes,” said Öri. “This is particularly beneficial in fast-growing, heterogeneous networks that require management of hundreds, or even thousands of edge locations.”
Iskratel will showcase its two new solutions alongside its comprehensive portfolio of next-generation fibre and cloud solutions at booth C11, at SDN NFV World Congress 2018, which takes place at the World Forum, in The Hague, from Monday, October 8 to Friday, October 12.
For more information about Iskratel, please visit http://www.iskratel.com.