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Kontron and Netsia partnership

Flexible and cost saving deployments of fibre networks enabled in Europe

Fibre operators can reduce costs and time when deploying new and upgrading existing networks thanks to a strategic partnership between Slovenia’s Kontron and Netsia, Inc announced today. The collaboration has created a reliable Software-Defined Access (SDA) solution for large-scale rollouts across Europe, combining Netsia’s Broadband Suite’s virtual network management software with Kontron’s Iskratel Lumia Optical Line Terminals (OLTs).

Kontron’s portfolio of Iskratel Lumia OLTs – including the Iskratel Lumia T6, the world’s fastest PON OLT – and Netsia’s Broadband Suite can support current and future generations of PON allowing for a seamless and virtualized technology upgrade on the same hardware when required. This allows operators to skip entire hardware investment cycles and reduces operational expenses when rolling out and maintaining networks.

“The collaboration with Netsia demonstrates the commitment of both companies to solidify our leading role as providers of advanced and open fibre-access solutions,” said Simon Čimžar, CTO of Business Unit Broadband at Kontron. “Together, we can unlock the full potential of SDA and demonstrate it in real-world deployments.”

The solution is based on standardised and open architecture that allows operators to remain vendor-independent and free of vendor lock-in. This ultimately provides operators with the flexibility to navigate supply chain obstacles as they can choose and implement a range of network equipment from multiple vendors, enabling a shorter time to market for their network deployments.

The industry-leading temperature range from –40 °C to +65 °C means that Kontron’s Iskratel Lumia OLTs can be deployed both at the Central Office and in less thermally controlled remote locations such as street cabinets.

“We believe in the power of collaboration and in forming partnerships that will benefit our customers,” added Bora Eliaçık, CEO at Netsia. “Seeing our innovative telecom solutions implemented at large-scale proves that open, cloud-native solutions are the right answer for operator needs today and for years to come.”

To find out more information about the collaboration and the SDA solution, you can book a meeting with Kontron’s experts at Network X 2023 on 24-26 October 2023 in Paris, France here: https://kontron-slovenia.com/network-x-2023/.