3. 12. 2020
Slovenia, 3 December 2020 - Europe’s fastest optical broadband network gained its first residential user today,
thanks to the work of Iskratel, the leading European provider of
sustainable broadband-access solutions.
Črnko, from Jareninski Vrh, Slovenia, has been connected to the 10-gigabit
XGS-PON network. Mr Črnko was extremely pleased to have a significantly
improved Internet connection and said: "We operate in the wine production
industry, with customers in Slovenia and abroad. In the past, our Internet
connection was slow and unreliable, and communication with customers was very
limited. With the implementation of the new optical broadband network, we will
now have access to greater levels of productivity and be able to communicate
with customers seamlessly and effortlessly, without any problems."
connection was made as part of the RUNE (Rural Network) project. Iskratel provided all active and passive telecommunications
equipment which will bring XGS-PON optical connectivity to users in eight
surrounding municipalities. The work in small towns and villages in the municipality
of Pesnica, began in March this year, and the first of 41 nodes to ensure
optical connectivity has been successfully activated.
Enia is building an optical infrastructure in rural areas in Slovenia as part
of the RUNE project, and therefore steadily improving the connectivity situation
in the Slovenian countryside, in many areas with limited Internet access, or none
at all. As part of the three-year project, many households in rural areas in as
many as 165 Slovenian municipalities will be able to access the Internet at
data rates of up to 10-gigabit per second. RUNE Enia connected the first user
to the RUNE broadband network in the municipality of Ajdovščina at the end of
last year, using GPON technology.
Živec, Director of RUNE Enia, d. o. o. and the Project Manager of RUNE in
Slovenia, said: "The first widespread use of 10-gigabit symmetric access
technology for residential users in the world is undoubtedly a very important
step for RUNE, for Slovenia, for its countryside and last but not least, for the
end-users who should reap the benefits of this vastly improved connectivity.”
present, optical infrastructure is being implemented in numerous other
municipalities across Slovenia and end-users will be able to choose the service
provider they deem most favourable in terms of price and quality of service.
Specifically, Iskratel's SI3000 Lumia XGS-PON OLTs and Innbox X22 ONTs will bring ultra-fast
broadband connectivity to the residents across Slovenia.
Iskratel, we are extremely delighted and proud to participate in the RUNE
project and provide people with access to super-fast Internet and the services
it provides," said Svjetlana Kalaba, Director of Business Unit Broadband at
Iskratel. "Not only do we bridge the gap between urban and rural areas with our
role in the project, but we connect people more closely at a time when connectivity
is of the utmost importance."
Iskratel will be
showcasing its array of innovative solutions at FTTH ‘Virtual’
from Wednesday, December
2 until Thursday, December 3.