Efthymios Partsalis, CEO Of Intracom Telecom Belgrade

Investing In The Future

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunications systems & solutions vendor that’s been operating for over 40 years. CorD Magazine met with Efthymios Partsalis, CEO of Intracom Telecom in Belgrade to talk about the Group’s wide variety of solutions and services.

The local Intracom Telecom team in Belgrade and Skopje, covering the markets of the region, employs 33 people who are tasked with implementing and supporting a number of projects, from infrastructure engineering to sophisticated software solutions in the areas of the IoT, digital video, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

Intracom Telecom exports to 72 countries worldwide and has subsidiaries around the globe, including Serbia. Over the course of four decades of operations, you’ve amassed more than 100 renowned buyers. What else do we need to know about your company?

Intracom Telecom has become the benchmark in Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) and innovates in the 5G/4G wireless fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul. We are investing significantly in R&D programmes, thus developing cutting-edge products and competitive solutions. We have strong participation in the EU flagship initiative for 5G and have been significantly involved in the EU Horizon 2020 research framework.

We operate four R&D centres and three production facilities, all located in the EU, and our Group employs 1,800 highly-skilled professionals worldwide. We offer a portfolio of comprehensive software solutions and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on IoT, SDN/NFV, Big Data analytics & data-driven intelligence, advanced digital video delivery and Smart City solutions. Moreover, we also address the energy & utilities industry, with an emphasis on smart metering and end-to-end IT solutions. In the security solutions domain, we are developing Critical Infrastructure Protection and Border Surveillance solutions.

We operate four R&D centres and three production facilities, all located in the EU, and our Group employs 1,800 highlyskilled professionals worldwide

Alongside research, the development and production of wireless network systems, software and Smart City solutions, what else is included in your company’s developments?

Intracom Telecom is leading the development and standardisation of future technology. We were recently identified as the “best positioned radio supplier” for Telecom Infra Project’s (TIP) OpenSoftHaul (OSH) global RFI, coordinated by the Wireless Backhaul Project Group (WBH PG), which was organised and backed by Axiata, Deutsche Telekom, MTN, Telefónica and TIM Brasil. Moreover, we contribute to the acceleration of fifth generation networks and virtual network transformation and have been acknowledged by Intel Network Builders for our outstanding collaboration and technical leadership with our groundbreaking NFV Resource Intelligence™ (NFV-RI™) platform.

Intracom Telecom Belgrade participates in the implementation of complex integrated projects with a broad scope. In which sectors of the economy do you operate?

Intracom Telecom develops and provides products, solutions and professional services primarily for fixed and mobile telecom operators, public authorities and large public and private enterprises. We are recognised as an esteemed vendor of Wireless Network Solutions with a best-in-class portfolio. Our Telco and Enterprise Software solutions, besides OSS/BSS & IPTV for telco operators, includes solutions for Smart Cities & Utilities managed by our field-proven IoT orchestration platform. Our IoT & AI expertise, the superiority of our network equipment solutions and the vast experience we’ve amassed in completing complex ICT projects are brilliantly combined to digitally transform companies in any sector.

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