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Iskratel in consortium with Telsima selected by Telekom Slovenia for its Nationwide WiMAX Network


Iskratel Slovenian leading high-tech company in consortium with Telsima Corporation, a global leader in WiMAX systems, announced today that Telekom Slovenia chosen Iskratel’s SI3000 Wimax solution which has integrated Tesima WiMAX technologies, by as the infrastructure solution for its nationwide WiMAX network.

Kranj, Slovenija.– Konzorcij Iskratela, vodilnega slovenskega visokotehnološkega podjetja, in Telsime, vodilnega svetovnega ponudnika sistemov WiMAX, je danes objavil, da je Telekom Slovenije izbral Iskratelovo rešitev SI3000 Wimax, ki vključuje Telsimine tehnologije WiMAX, kot infrastrukturno rešitev za svoje nacionalno omrežje WiMAX.
Крань, Словения, 18 марта 2008 года – Компания Iskratel – ведущая высокотехнологичная компания из Словении в консорциуме с корпорацией Telsima, мировым лидером по системам WiMAX, объявила сегодня, что Телеком Словении выбрал решение Iskratel SI3000 Wimax, включающее в себя технологии WiMAX от Tesima, в качестве инфраструктурного решения для развертывания национальной сети WiMAX.

* Telekom Slovenia has 42 MHz license in the 3.5 GHz band; covering a potential customer base of 2 million people
* Iskratel integrated Telsima’s WiMAX solutions into its SI3000 Access Plane product family
* Solution is migration-ready for 802.16e-2005 & NWG ASN

Telekom Slovenia is the country’s leading national and international telecommunications provider of fixed and mobile services for residential, enterprise and service provider customers. Slovenia’s broadband access market leader provides digital telephony, Internet access and video services to its Slovenia OnLine (SiOL) customers. Telekom Slovenia is expanding its broadband offering by adding a nationwide WiMAX network using its 42 MHz license in the 3.5 GHz band. Network integration services will be provided by Iskratel.

Matjaž Pogačnik, Head of Network planning in Telekom Slovenia, comments, “We are pleased to partner with Telsima and Iskratel to create our WiMAX network throughout Slovenia. In order to maintain our market leadership we eagerly embrace the worldwide WiMAX standard and the end-to-end solutions enable by Telsima and Iskratel technologies. Having a commercially proven WiMAX system that encompasses RF planning, deployment services, customer provisioning, network management, base station and subscriber station solutions enables Telekom Slovenia to confidently deploy this wireless broadband service. Of ultimate importance to Telekom Slovenia is Iskratel – Telsima’s ability to provide WiMAX networks able to optimize Quality of Service delivery of telephony, Internet and support a competitive business model.”

Telsima’s WiMAX certified mobile product portfolio allows operators to offer mobile services, MIMO antenna diversity and ASN network control today while smoothly migrating to 802.16e-2005 and NWG ASN solutions once commercially available. Iskratel provides complete solutions for the communications requirements of the information society. A leading supplier in Eastern Europe & Russia, Iskratel integrates Telsima’s award-winning WiMAX technology into its SI3000 Multi Service Access Plane (MSAP) product family in these markets and is Telsima’s OEM and system integration partner.

“Iskratel has frequently cooperated with Telekom Slovenia to introduce new technologies and services to its customers in Slovenia and its affiliates in other countries. We are delighted that Telekom Slovenia has chosen us, together with Telsima, our American partner, to help it deliver wireless access to its
customers. There is no doubt that Telsima’s WiMAX technology integrated into the Iskratel SI3000 WiMAX Access product will open up new opportunities for both providers and users. However, it is the users who will benefit the most, as this technology provides Internet access in places where this has not yet been possible. The SI3000 WiMAX solution allows rapid network integration and consumer provisioning, which enables service providers to quickly increase their customer base. In addition to providing WiMAX access, the SI3000 Access Plane product family, also offers ADSL2+, VDSL2, Fiber and Ethernet access options for specific deployment needs.” said Mitja Jelnikar Iskratel’s Sales & Marketing Director.

“Telsima’s market leading success in deploying end-to-end WiMAX solutions into Tier 1 service providers underscores the Company’s competency”, explained Uros Pivk, Telsima’s Director of Sales for Central and Eastern Europe. “Slovenia, a member of the European Union, is a technically advanced market demanding mobile broadband networks delivering converged services in a cost effective deployment. Telsima is pleased to have provided the platform upon which Telekom Slovenia will achieve their next generation network goals.”

Telsima’s market leading position was recently acknowledged by winning the WiMAX World USA 2007 Digital Cities Deployment award for its large-scale deployments with Tier 1 service providers in India.


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