Teleste and Iskratel deploy hybrid GPON and DOCSIS solution


Cologne, Germany, 5 June 2018 One of the leading Central European cable and satellite operators has successfully completed the testing of a hybrid last-mile broadband solution jointly provided by digital transformation leader Iskratel and Teleste, a specialist in broadband video and data communication systems and services.

Combining Iskratel’s GPON technology with Teleste’s DOCSIS-based mini-CMTS – the DOCSIS® Access Hub (DAH) – the solution creates a fast and economical way for the operator to deliver gigabit broadband and new revenue-generating services to its customers. The operator will now deploy the solution across its network, utilising its existing coax cabling as an extension of its fibre network.

The operator chose Iskratel’s and Teleste’s solution due to it meeting rising consumer demand for gigabit speeds while still ensuring cost-effective network upgrades.  With the GPON-DOCSIS solution, the operator can reuse existing in-house coaxial cabling and enhance multi-gigabit networks, delivering the same gigabit speeds of fibre but without the heavy investment and disruption that comes with laying Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH).

“When it comes to upgrading networks, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach and in Europe there are many places where FTTH is just not possible,” said Simon Čimžar, Chief Solutions Architect at Iskratel. “In these cases, our GPON/DOCSIS hybrid solution delivers fibre-level speeds and offers a clear roadmap towards symmetrical 10 Gbps services.”

Operators can utilise Iskratel’s SI3000 Lumia GPON Optical Line Terminal and Teleste’s DAH as a GPON Access Hub in a truly plug-and-play way to triple-play services. One DAH makes it possible to bring the IP network to every apartment in a building using the existing coax cabling – once a DOCSIS cable modem has been connected to the network, the services start running immediately.

“We see distributed access architectures as a viable option for operators who wish to invest in next-generation broadband services. Hybrid fibre-coax infrastructure allows operators to expand their gigabit broadband services to their customers with lower costs and shorter time of deployment compared to full fibre infrastructures,” said Olli Leppänen, Vice President of Distributed Access for Teleste.

Iskratel will showcase its next-generation GPON solutions alongside its comprehensive portfolio of next-generation fibre-based broadband solutions at stand N60, Hall 8, at ANGA COM 2018, taking place in Cologne, Germany, from Tuesday, June 12 to Thursday, February 14. For more information, please visit

Teleste will be present at stand G31 in Hall 7, where visitors can learn more about the company’s distributed access architecture innovations and how operators can utilize GPON-DOCSIS solutions for high-speed broadband services to consumers. For more information, please visit


About Iskratel

With more than 70 years of experience, Iskratel is the leading European provider of communications solutions for the digital transformation of the telecommunications, transport, public safety, and energy industries. With its own R&D and manufacturing centres, over 900 employees and a global footprint in 50 countries, Iskratel combines experience and expertise with creativity and innovation. Iskratel's extensive know-how in call control, IMS and provisioning facilitate easy migration to next-generation networks and the introduction of SDN- and NFV-based solutions – making telco clouds a reality. For more information, please visit and follow Iskratel’s company profiles at LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Teleste

Teleste offers an integrated product and service portfolio that makes it possible to build and run a better networked society. Our solutions bring television and broadband services to your home, secure your safety in public places, and guide your use of public transport. With solid industry experience and drive for innovations, we are a leading international company in broadband, security and information technologies, and related services. We connect with our customers through a global network of offices and partners. In 2017, Teleste’s net sales reached EUR 235 million and on average it had approximately 1,500 employees. Teleste is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. For more information, see and follow @telestecorp on Twitter.


PR contact Iskratel

Nika Mohar

Director Digital Marketing

Iskratel, d. o. o., Kranj

+386 4 207 23 12

+386 51 246 759


PR contact Teleste

Mirkka Lamppu

Director of Communications

Teleste Corporation

+358 2 2605 611