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Wednesday
Oct042017

Sckipio’s G.fast silicon to enable gigabit services  

Sckipio’s newest G.fast broadband chipset family delivers 1.2 gigabits of aggregate bandwidth over 100m of telephone wire.

The start-up’s SCK-23000 chipset family implements the ITU’s G.fast Amendment 3 212a profile. The profile doubles the spectrum used from G.fast from 106MHz to 212MHz, boosting the broadband rates. In contrast, VDSL2 digital subscriber line technology uses 17MHz of spectrum only.

“What the telcos want is gigabit services,” says Michael Weissman, vice president of marketing at Sckipio. “This second-generation [chipset family] allows that.”

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Thursday
Oct222015

Sckipio improves G.fast’s speed, reach and density  

Sckipio is using this week’s Broadband World Forum event in London to highlight its latest G.fast activities 

Sckipio has enhanced the performance of its G.fast chipset, demonstrating 1 gigabit data rates over 300 meter of telephone wire. The G.fast broadband standard has been specified for 100 meters only. The Israeli start-up has also demonstrated 2 gigabit performance by bonding two telephone wires.

 

Michael Weissman

“Understand that G.fast is still immature,” says Michael Weissman, co-founder and vice president of marketing at Sckipio. “We have improved the performance of G.fast by 40 percent this summer because we haven’t had time to do the optimisation until now.”

The company also announced a 32-port distribution point unit (DPU), the aggregation unit that is fed via fibre and delivers G.fast to residences. 

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Friday
Apr252014

G.fast adds to the broadband options of the service providers

Feature: G.fast

Source: Alcatel-Lucent

Competition is commonly what motivates service providers to upgrade their access networks. And operators are being given every incentive to respond. Cable operators are offering faster broadband rates and then there are initiatives such as Google Fiber.

Internet giant Google is planning 1 Gigabit fibre rollouts in up to 34 US cities covering 9 metro areas. The initiative prompted AT&T to issue its own list of 21 cities it is considering to offer a 1 Gigabit fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service.

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