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Iskratel and Athonet partner to bring award-winning private 5G and LTE solutions to operators worldwide


Kranj and Moscow, 7 October 2019Iskratel, the leading European communications solutions provider, and Athonet, a recipient of a record four Global Mobile Awards, are pleased to announce their partnership ahead of one of the industry’s leading events – GSMA’s Mobile360 Eurasia in Moscow, Russia.

As enterprises embrace the benefits of broadband video and digital automation, mobile operators have a new business opportunity to provide private 5G and LTE networks for low latency, high performance, locally-controlled, and secure connectivity that is required in specific use cases. Enterprises, industries, and public-safety organisations require networks that are different from those traditionally deployed by mobile operators. They require local traffic and subscriber management, localised control, and an IT-friendly front-end that can be used by professionals with no previous LTE or 5G expertise.

Athonet’s award-winning solutions empower mobile operators to comply with these specific requirements. Leveraging more than 70 years of innovativeness, Iskratel brings its rich expertise in network transformation, and traditionally strong local presence in Russian and CIS markets. Combining this experience with mission and business-critical environments, Iskratel completes its offering to address the growing segment in the industry.

“We are pleased to work with leaders in innovation such as Iskratel to bring connectivity for the digital automation of enterprises and public safety to Russia and the CIS. Our solution allows mobile operators to play a major role in modernising enterprise and public-safety communications infrastructure for resilient, low-latency and high-bandwidth services,” said Gianluca Verin, CTO of Athonet.

Athonet is unique in the telecoms industry for its enterprise LTE solution that is built by an enterprise for enterprises to use. This can be integrated seamlessly into a mobile operator's network. It allows mobile operators to break free of the cost, complexity and rigidity of legacy LTE and 5G solutions, and embrace the opportunities created by deploying sophisticated mobile networks to the enterprise and public-safety segments.

"With Athonet, we are creating a powerful ecosystem and technology disruption with the world-leading state-of-the-art communications solution,” said Damir Opsenica, Director of Business Unit Core at Iskratel. “Together we are enabling various industries to reap the undiscovered benefits of digitalisation, making it possible for all."

Iskratel and Athonet will demonstrate the innovative Private LTE Backpack solution at Mobile360 Eurasia 2019, which takes place in the Lotte Hotel in Moscow, Russia, from Tuesday, October 8 to Wednesday, October 9, and at an exclusive event at Iskratel’s representative office in Moscow on Wednesday, October 9.


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 more than 50 countries, Iskratel combines experience and expertise with creativity and innovation. Our focus is on creating cutting-edge, integrated solutions for telecommunications operators, service providers and the digitalisation of industry verticals. Iskratel's extensive know-how facilitates easy migration to next-generation networks and the introduction of SDN- and NFV-based solutions – making telco cloud a reality. For more information, please visit and follow Iskratel company profiles on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Nika Mohar
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About Athonet
Athonet provides a complete in-house LTE/5G Connectivity Platform for Hybrid, Edge and Private networks. Our platform allows customers to break free from the restrictive, expensive, proprietary and centralised architecture of legacy solutions and embrace the true potential of wireless networks – capturing new sources of revenue whilst also massively reducing CapEx and OpEx. We enable your transition from the monolithic networks of the past to a new agile connectivity platform for a federation of networks. Athonet is a four times winner of the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress 2019 and the International Critical Communications Awards in 2018 and 2019. Athonet’s solution is being used by network operators, governments and enterprises across the world.

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Nanda Menon
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