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Lightwave: Sckipio unveils G.fast SDN initiatives

Sckipio unveils G.fast SDN initiatives

G.fast silicon startup Sckipio Technologies has announced a pair of moves aimed at promoting support of software-defined networking (SDN) in G.fast broadband access networks. The company says its new management stack will support the construction of G.fast distribution point units (DPUs) that can be controlled via the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) and that uses the standard G.fast YANG data model, with traffic managed via OpenFlow.

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Lightwave: Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for G.fast NFV

Sckipio, iPhotonix partner for G.fast NFV

G.fast semiconductor startup Sckipio Technologies and iPhotonix, which specializes in fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) hardware as well as software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV)technologies, have partnered to combine their specialties. The companies say they will work to enable the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) to fully interoperate with Sckipio's G.fast chips to ease deployment and management of G.fast distribution point units (DPUs).

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Lightwave: OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC

 OIF to highlight 56G interfaces, pluggable coherent transceivers at OFC 

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) says its annual tech demo at OFC this year will focus on 56-Gbps electrical interfaces and the group's work on CFP2 coherent optical transceivers. Under the banner "OIF Technology Showcase 2015 – It's Happening Now – 56G Electrical Interfaces and Pluggable Coherent Optics" at Booth 613 March 24-26, OIF members will highlight technology advances based on both the group's fourth-generation Common Electrical Interface.