Iskratel, AVM achieve interoperability of their flagship GPON products

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Iskratel, the European vendor of broadband solutions, and AVM, the manufacturer of broadband devices for Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), cable, LTE and fibre optics in Germany and Europe, have successfully achieved interoperability of Iskratel’s Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) with AVM’s Optical Network Terminal (ONTs).

Having already achieved interoperability in 2011, the two major European vendors joined forces again with their flagship GPON products: Iskratel’s SI3000 Lumia G16 and AVM’s FRITZ!Box 5491. The SI3000 Lumia demonstrates market-leading density, scalability and interoperability, and is the world’s first dual-nature PON OLT, which enables operators to seamlessly migrate to a fully virtualised software-defined broadband solution.

Kristijan Melinc, Global Sales Director at Iskratel, said: “Our superior fibre-access platform again proves its versatility and compliance to operate with the leading ONTs in the market. Furthermore, successful interoperability with AVM’s ONT marks an important milestone in creating a complete portfolio which can respond to the increasing demand for high-speed broadband access in Germany.”

With its FRITZ!Box 5491, AVM offers a powerful all-in-one device which can deliver GPON connectivity for internet, telephony, home networking and smart home applications. By combining fast gigabit LAN and dual-band wireless LAN ac/n with mesh technology efficient and fast optimal networking can be ensured. For convenient HD telephony, the FRITZ!Box for GPON incorporates a telephone system with answering machines, an integrated DECT base station for up to six cordless telephones, and connection options for analogue, ISDN and IP telephones. Smart home functions based on DECT round is also included in the full range of features.

“Our FRITZ!Box for GPON works excellently with Iskratel’s Lumia OLT platform. Together, we can offer users a high-performance product for high-speed fibre-optic connections,” adds Kai Allais, Sales Director International/Provider at AVM. “We have already successfully demonstrated the interoperability of the fibre-optic platform and our FRITZ!Box models for GPON.”