Press Releases

Sep 27, 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.

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About Iskratel

Iskratel is a leading developer of adapted and highly integrated solutions in the field of communications for fast-growing convergent networks. The high quality of its advanced high-technology networking elements and infrastructure configurations makes the company one of the key innovators of such technologies. By integrating its experience and know-how with creativity and innovations, Iskratel meets the demands of existing network support and develops convergent IP-architectures that can be adapted to the particular regional needs and to subscribers’ preferences.

The company has about 1100 employees, 250 of them work in affiliated companies in 20 countries of the world. Iskratel offers integrated solutions in telecommunications for fixed telephone communications, mobile telephony, convergent IP networks and network management.

Iskratel, d.o.o., Kranj
Ljubljanska c. 24a, SI 4000 Kranj, Slovenia
Tel.: +386 (0)4 207 26 91, Fax: +386 (0)4 207 27 12
Contact person: Barbara Jurman Rotar

About Telco Systems

Telco Systems provides intelligent network edge solutions which enable service providers to migrate their services from a circuit-based network to a more cost effective packet network. These solutions support voice, video and data traffic over the Ethernet edge network to create a high degree of reliability, service assurance and guaranteed service quality for both business and residential customers. By implementing intelligence in the edge network, Telco Systems enables carriers to differentiate their services, transform the user experience and lower their overall operating expense.

Telco Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of BATM Advanced Communications (London stock exchange ticker symbol: BVC). For more information, please visit Telco Systems' web site at

Raylene Kadrmas, Telco Systems

Matthew McCarthy, PAN Communications