Sckipio Unveils G.fast Chipsets

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Sckipio Technologies today introduced the world’s first G.fast modem chipsets, fundamentally changing how telecom service providers can deliver 1Gbps ultra-broadband Internet access to bandwidth-hungry customers at the lowest cost per megabit.

Announced at Broadband Taiwan and presented at the Institute for Information Industry (III) Generation G Broadband seminar, Sckipio’s new DP3000 G.fast DPU Chipset and CP1000 G.fast CPE Chipset deliver 1Gbps-last-mile-broadband access over existing copper wiring. The new chipsets are based on the ITU ultra-broadband standard, G.fast (Recommendation G.9700/G.9701).

G.fast makes ultra-broadband affordable and accessible nearly everywhere, even in multiple-dwelling units (MDUs). G.fast distribution point units (DPU) get deployed within 250 meters of the home and can support up to 16 residences per DPU. These boxes receive fiber optic input and enable that traffic to run at 1Gbps over the existing copper wiring from the distribution point box to each consumer’s residence. In-home G.fast modems are consumer-installable and leverage existing copper wiring so expensive professional in-home installations are unnecessary. As a result, drilling into walls, digging up yards and dealing with time-consuming in-home installations are all eliminated.

The Sckipio’s G.fast chipsets are designed from scratch to be optimized for the high- performance requirements of G.fast; they are not a re-spin of previous VDSL solutions. The DP3000 G.fast DPU Chipsets simultaneously supports four 1 Gbps G.fast ports, up to 10Gbps of aggregated backhaul and full built-in vectoring support for as many as 64 subscribers.

“Sckipio is delivering on the full promise of G.fast,” said David Baum, Co-founder and CEO of Sckipio. “With Sckipio’s new G.fast chipsets, service providers won’t have to wait to get real G.fast with all the features and benefits that G.fast has to offer.” Before today’s announcement, prevailing expectations in the telecommunications market had previously set G.fast’s arrival to occur in late 2016.

Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum, the leading consortium of broadband service providers and vendors globally, said, “G.fast is a very important part of the next generation for last-mile broadband access, which is based around our Fiber to the Distribution point (FTTdp) architecture. Many of our members are excited to test and deploy G.fast-based solutions as soon as possible.”

In parallel with today’s announcement, Sckipio also introduced two reference designs supporting its new chipsets: DP3016-EVM – a 16-port G.fast DPU reference design for use in FTTdp architectures and CP1000-EVM – a CPE bridge design for integration into residential gateways or for creation of stand-alone bridges.

Today, Sckipio also announced nine G.fast devices that will use Sckipio G.fast modems including four DPU devices, a residential gateway and four CPE bridges. Suttle, XAVi and Zinwell will all supply both DPU devices and CPE devices. VTech will supply a DPU, a residential gateway and a bridge device (see separate releases.)

Building on the Sckipio standard compliant G.fast solution, Lantiq is the first company to introduce a residential gateway reference design built around G.fast, bringing gigabit speeds into the home. Read more on the Lantiq solution at www.lantiq.com/Gfast

Sckipio has been working with many OEMs, ODMs, and service providers to facilitate the pent-up demand for G.fast, and is already shipping engineering samples of the chipsets.

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North America to Hold the Largest Size of the G.Fast Chipset Market By 2022

Distribution Point Unit (DPU) market segment expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period:

The advantages of DPU-based market segment, such as variable asymmetry, fast on-line reconfiguration (OLR), reverse power feeding (RPF), and remote copper re-configuration (RCR) is expected to drive the deployment of DPU-based G.fast technology during the forecast period. Moreover the increase in the port counts of G.fast chipsets is expected to offer a reduced cost of DPU deployment, especially in the areas where single family homes are large in numbers and population density is scattered. The G.fast chipset eliminates the need for setting up a dedicated network power at the DPU, which helps the broadband service provider to save the cost of deploying commercial power at the DPU.


Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) market segment expected to dominate the G.fast chipset market during the forecast period:

CPE-based deployments of G.fast also include multi-dwelling units (MDUs). G.fast technology-based fixed broadband service providers are expected to adopt the CPE-based deployment model during the early commercialization phase of G.fast technology because of the deployment cost advantage and superior data rate of G.fast technology over MDUs. Moreover, the telecom companies are positive that they can win a significant number of new customers for G.fast technology-based broadband in the MDU market in the coming years.

The CPE devices of G.fast technology support on-line reconfiguration (OLR) techniques to support changes in the data transmission rates, and to work efficiently in the harsh wiring environments, such as single family units (SFUs) and MDUs wiring environment. Reverse powering, low-power modes planned for G.fast technology, is expected to lower the deployment costs of G.fast technology for CPEs in the coming years. The fiber to the basement/building (FTTB) is expected to be the most preferred technology for deploying CPE-based G.fast technology during the forecast period.

Key players in the G.fast market see Europe as a lucrative region during the initial commercialization phase:

Europe is an emerging market for G.fast chipset and holds a lucrative position in the market. Hence, many players in the G.fast chipset market are strategizing to tap the market in this region. Companies such as Sckipio Technologies SI Ltd. (Israel) have collaborated with distributors and partners in the APAC region to enter the unexplored territories. Sckipio Technologies SI Ltd. is also the chipset partner for Calix, Inc., (U.S.) and ADTRAN, Inc. (U.S.). As of October 2016, Sckipio Technologies SI Ltd. is working with 30 different broadband device manufacturers globally.

The major players in G.fast chipset market include Broadcom Ltd. (U.S.), Sckipio Technology SI Ltd., (Israel), Metanoia Communications Inc. (Taiwan), and Qualcomm, Inc. (U.S.).

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