Iskratel and Lindsay Broadband to Provide GPON and XGS-PON Solutions in the Americas

Peterborough, ON, Kranj, Slovenia, Sept 1, 2020 – Lindsay Broadband and Iskratel have partnered to offer end-to-end GPONand XGS-PON solutions to customers in the Americas.

Lindsay Broadband’s current optical solutions include RFoG, nodes, headend, passive, subscriber termination, and FTTx solutions. Iskratel adds their 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.

The Iskratel SI3000 Lumia line of GPON and XGS-PON OLTs are user-friendly, programmable, compact, temperature-hardened, cost-effective devices, and were designed to future-proof networks. The SI3000 Lumia is a pioneer of software-defined access, introduced to the market and field-proven years before competition. An industry-leading temperature range (-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 every possible use case in the broadband access network. Fully equipped with XGS-PON or GPON blades, it provides fiber-optical access to up to 36,864 users from a single chassis. Compact 1RU OLTs (SI3000 Lumia G16 and SI3000 Lumia XG4) are optimized for smaller deployments, addressing both residential and business users.

The SI3000 MNS (Managed Node System) is an effective and reliable management solution, enhanced with comprehensive functions for service provisioning. With central inventory and service repository, the SI3000 MNS is a true service-enabling platform for new applications and new revenues. The SI3000 MNS is a unique product for centralized network management and OSS/BSS automation. 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.

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 brings 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. They offer data rates up to 2.5 Gbps in the downstream and up to 1.25 Gbps in the upstream. Innbox ONTs are designed for indoor applications, as a cost-effective alternative to outdoor solutions, and significantly lower the CapEx of advanced FTTH deployments.

“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.”

“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.”