Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel to jointly develop 4G-5G hybrid public-private networks

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To best serve the needs of Industry 4.0 customers, the partners will first analyse market needs, test equipment interoperability and investigate spectrum planning.

Telekom Slovenije’s Member of the Management Board, responsible for technology, Matjaž Beričič, MSc, said, “5G brings new opportunities for the development of innovative high value-added ICT solutions and as such it will support advanced multimedia services, secure development of the Internet of Things, digitalisation of business verticals and much more.

"At Telekom Slovenije, we are designing our smart 5G infrastructure in such a way that we can provide, on top of communication services, numerous virtual dedicated networks for individual business verticals, and one such project is the development with Iskratel.”

Open ecosystem

Primož Kučič, the Director of B2B at Telekom Slovenije added that, “Telekom Slovenije is also developing other verticals and we are open for cooperation with select partners like Iskratel, who bring the ideas, solutions and demands that can be solved by modern technology.

“We are convinced that the best 5G solutions for smart industry require an active collaboration between telcos, vendors and customers. Every party brings specific expertise and strengths to the table,” said Robert Kuzmič, Executive Director of Sales at Iskratel

Sales Director of BU Core at Iskratel, Kristijan Melinc, added: “As the manufacturing industry has taken the sector lead with the largest number of IoT deployment projects in 2019, the smart factory has become a key 5G use case. Co-innovation around evolving standards and interconnectivity is a particular historical strength of Iskratel.”