Press Centre - Iskratel
20. 2. 2009

Iskratel Call Server and GENBAND Gateway Combine to Enable High Density Metro Networks

Kranj, Slovenia – February 17, 2009 – Iskratel, d.o.o, Kranj, a leading solution and network equipment provider, and GENBAND Inc., a market-leading developer of next-generation IP infrastructure solutions, today announced the interoperability of the SI3000 Call Server (SI3000 CS) and the G9™ Converged Gateway.

Proven Interoperability Achieved between SI3000 Call Server and G9 Converged Gateway

Incorporating the GENBAND G9 Gateway into Iskratel’s solution portfolio enables Iskratel to achieve a stronger position in the field of high-capacity metropolitan networks. The G9 platform also allows the SI3000 CS softswitch to interoperate with mobile networks.

The SI3000 CS is well known for its wide portfolio of supported networking protocols which also covers Russian specifics. Due to Iskratel’s strong presence in Eastern and Central European markets, the combination of the SI3000 CS and the G9 gateway strengthens both companies’ portfolios for the European urban networking segment.

Mr. Aleš Potočnik, head of Iskratel's Product Management, strongly agrees that the combined SI3000 CS – G9 solution presents the next step for Iskratel in designing high-capacity urban networks. “The tested and approved solution with both elements was configured and realized in a very short time. It shows that both companies have mature and reliable products that help the carriers deploy the infrastructure in the smallest possible amount of time.”

“We’re pleased to combine the carrier-class capabilities of our products to facilitate next generation networking for operators,” said Mehmet Balos, GENBAND’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Iskratel and GENBAND share a common commitment and unrivaled track record in transitioning networks to IP without costly equipment replacement. Our shared synergies in maximizing operator networks make us ideal partners.”

Both the SI3000 CS and G9 support the evolutional path in developing and upgrading existing communication networks.
The SI3000 CS plays a central role in communication solutions for next-generation networks. It controls NGN elements and exercises service, call and connection control. The SI3000 CS provides the carrier with seamless interoperability, whether offering services in a mixed TDM–NGN environment or whether fully migrating from a TDM to an NGN solution.

GENBAND's G9 Gateway mediates between circuit-switched telephone and IP-based packet networks. It translates signaling and other protocols between the two, allowing operators to offer a broader suite of subscriber services on existing network infrastructures without additional investments.

Iskratel at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Iskratel will display a comprehensive range of wireless (including fixed/mobile and WiMAX) and wireline communications solutions for carriers and enterprises. With Iskratel SI3000 products in the core of those solutions, and in partnership with the leading telecommunications vendors, the company develops and deploys innovative technologies into existing infrastructures. A large number of applications and services such as FMC, IMS, Unified Communications and Collaboration, and applications based on Web 2.0 technologies are provided.