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ANGA COM 2018: Iskratel warns operators - "Beware of the low-capex trap"

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(businesspress24) - Cologne, Germany, 12 June 2018 - As operators look to cut their costs, Iskratel''s Strategy and Business Development Director has today cautioned them against simply looking at the price tag of equipment, warning that cheaper items could end up costing between 300% and 800% more than the initial capex saving.

Speaking on the opening day of ANGA COM, Janez Ori highlighted how operators could find themselves locked-in and left behind with inferior, non-upgradable technology if they buy cheap, thus missing out on introducing new revenue-generating services. Instead, he recommended investing in software programmable hardware.

"To remain competitive with their Tier-1 rivals, Tier-2 operators are continuously forced to upgrade their equipment and vendors are exploiting this by offering initial capex discounts as a way to make a profit off the back of operators," said Ori. "This is what we call the ''low-capex trap'' which sees operators stuck in a cycle of buying cheap ACIS-based, non-upgradable hardware before seeing a return on their previous investment - barely keeping them afloat, let alone positioning them to outperform their Tier-1 rivals.

"While operators may save an initial 10% when buying cheap, this will soon back fire as increased OpEx and rising TCO decreases operators'' ability to keep up with demand."

According to Ori, operators can avoid the trap by adopting an approach which considers their TCO throughout the expected lifecycle of the equipment, avoiding vendor lock-in, maintaining a fixed cost structure for a five-year period and allowing them to easily introduce new services across generations of equipment - making them consistently profitable and competitive.

"By investing in programmable hardware, which is easily software-upgradable for future needs, services and protocols, operators can reduce 70% of operational and maintenance costs throughout the prolonged lifecycle of their equipment, positioning them to outperform their competitors in service, quality and price," added Ori.

The themes raised by Ori during ANGA COM are also the subject of a new white paper ''Low-Capex Trap: Save 10% Now - Pay Double in Five Years'', released today by Iskratel.

The paper explores the different routes operators can take to prolong their assets as they age and maintain a fixed cost-structure, allowing them to painlessly introduce new services as consumer demand grows, while stabilising their long-term TCO.

Iskratel''s own solutions against the ''low-capex trap'', which are based on programmable network processors and upgradable equipment, will be showcased at ANGA COM 2018, in Cologne, Germany, at stand N60, Hall 8, from Tuesday, June 12 to Thursday, June 14.

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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 the transport, public safety and energy industries. 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 cloud a reality. For more information, please visit and follow Iskratel company profiles on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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