PARIS – Iskratel and Telco Systems announced a partnership to deliver a complete solution for Carrier Ethernet services compliant with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) standards. This partnership brings together Iskratel’s MEF-certified, next-generation multiservice access node, the SI3000 Lumia, and Telco Systems’ MEF-certified carrier Ethernet demarcation devices, metro aggregation and EdgeGenie service management system. Ethernet business services supported through Telco Systemsâ€™ demarcation devices can be aggregated through Iskratelâ€™s access node and monitored and managed using Telco’s service management platform.
The combined solution will allow providers to offer commercial Ethernet services using MEF-compliant, standards-based E-Line and E-LAN Carrier Ethernet and MPLS-based services, complemented with an end-to-end service management platform. This will give carriers full control over network deployment from planning to managing, monitoring and maintaining Carrier Ethernet services.
Iskratel’s SI3000 Lumia is a high-capacity broadband access node with support for residential and business services. It is suitable for any business model, including wholesale and open access.
â€œIskratelâ€™s customers can now offer not only cutting-edge residential service but also assured, fully managed service to their business users,â€ says Francois Tournesac, vice president of sales for Telco Systems. â€œThis field-proven, highly reliable solution allows them to offer new services without increasing operational costs.â€