Press Centre - Iskratel
29. 9. 2011

Iskratel Partners with Telco Systems to make MEF-Certified Carrier Ethernet Services solution complete

Paris, France, September 27, 2011 -- Iskratel and Telco Systems today announced that they have entered into a partnership to deliver a complete solution for carriers seeking support for manageable, MEF-compliant Carrier Ethernet services. The cooperation will bring together Iskratel's MEF certified next-generation multi-service access node, the SI3000 Lumia, and Telco Systems' MEF-certified carrier Ethernet Demarcation devices and Metro aggregation as well as the Company’s EdgeGenie service-management system.
The solution will offer commercial Ethernet services using MEF-compliant, standards-based E-Line and E-LAN Carrier Ethernet and MPLS based services, complemented with a powerful, end-to-end service management platform. The solution will grant carriers full control over network deployment from planning to managing, monitoring and maintaining of Carrier Ethernet services.

“Ethernet business services require much more stringent attention to SLA policies, and Iskratel’s SI3000 Lumia delivers it within unique solution that unifies both business and residential access. Joint partnership with Telco System proves maturity of this managed solution, which utilizes the guaranteed interoperability based on MEF standards, while offering single point of support for customers,” stated Željko Puljić, Chief Technology Officer at Iskratel. “Telco Systems’ robust managed solution for Ethernet business services allows our carriers to offer differentiated services and guaranteed SLAs. The management solution gives them ability to optimize their network and save on operation costs while increasing the amount of services they can offer.”

Iskratel's SI3000 Lumia is a high-capacity broadband-access node with support for residential and business services. Empowered with the Intelligent Service Access (ISA) architecture, the SI3000 Lumia introduces flow awareness and is suitable for any business model, including wholesale and open access.

“Iskratel’s customers can now offer not only cutting edge residential service but also assured fully managed service to their business users,” said Francois Tournesac, vice president of sales for Telco Systems. “This field proven, highly reliable solution allows them to offer new services without increasing operational costs.”

Ethernet business services supported through Telco Systems’ T-Marc demarcation devices can be aggregated through Iskratel’s SI3000 Lumia high-capacity multi-service access node. Providers will be able to monitor and manage these business services end-to-end using Telco Systems’ EdgeGenie service management platform.