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Telecompetitor: CenturyLink G.fast Strategy Begins with Largest North American G.fast Deployment to Date

CenturyLink G.fast Strategy Begins with Largest North American G.fast Deployment to Date

A CenturyLink G.fast strategy began in Platteville, Wisconsin, where the broadband carrier has deployed what it claims to be the largest G.fast deployment in North America. That strategy will include deploying G.fast to MDUs, MTUs, and neighborhoods where fiber-to-the-curb (FTTC) is present.

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PCWorld: New modems to fuel superfast broadband over copper

New modems to fuel superfast broadband over copper

Alcatel-Lucent and chipmaker Sckipio Technologies are debuting modem technology that will help make speeds of hundreds of megabit per second over copper cables a reality. The technology that makes it possible is called g.Fast. Step-by-step, chipmakers and equipment manufacturers are getting it ready for large-scale commercial services. They are expected to arrive next year.

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Telecompaper: G.fast moves ahead with plugfest, first reference designs

G.fast moves ahead with plugfest, first reference designs

Support for the implementation of the G.fast standard continues, as the Broadband Forum announced completion of the industry’s first G.fast equipment plugfest and start-up Sckipio announced a new line of G.fast reference designs for compatible modems.

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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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NFVZone: CORD, G.fast Could Help Move Telcos to SDN, Open Networks Faster

CORD, G.fast Could Help Move Telcos to SDN, Open Networks Faster

There are several important trends, telco desires and imperatives that are converging at the same time. On the one hand, over the top types are eating the telcos’ lunch, so the telcos want to transform their networks so they’re more like those of their agile competitors.

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Wireless Design & Development: Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

Gesture Sensors Revolutionize User Interface Control

Designers face a variety of challenges when selecting the most appropriate type of buttons or controls for basic user interfaces.

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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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TalkTalk: Usain Bolt challenged to race against 500Mbps G.fast broadband

Usain Bolt challenged to race against 500Mbps G.fast broadband 

After venerable tech daily The Register jokingly claimed that Usain Bolt carrying a DVD could get files to your house faster than G.fast, Sckipio returned fire, saying that actually, 16 people could stream 4K Netflix simultaneously with no drop in quality. According to Sckipio, their broadband has to race all around buildings, up apartment blocks and into homes.

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TeleCompetitor: Sckipio Achieves 200 Mbps G.fast Broadband Over 400 Meters

Sckipio Achieves 200 Mbps G.fast Broadband Over 400 Meters

Broadband technology developer Sckipio said today that it has successfully demonstrated the ability of G.fast technology to support speeds up to 500 Mbps for 200 meters over traditional copper phone wiring. Alternatively the technology can support speeds of up to 200 Mbps over 400 meters.

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CED: Sckipio hits 500 Mbps in G.fast lab trials

Sckipio hits 500 Mbps in G.fast lab trials

Sckipio Technologies said it has successfully trialed G.fast at speeds greater than 500 Mbps for 200 meters, which doubled the official ITU targets for the G.fast standard. Israel-based Sckipio achieved more than 200 Mbps at 400 meters, which also doubled the target distance for the given rate. The lab trials were conducted with multiple, unnamed broadband access services providers.

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EE Times: CES 2015: Ultra-High-Definition 4K TV over Copper

CES 2015: Ultra-High-Definition 4K TV over Copper

Want to watch UHDTV? Try your telco's copper. The first ultra-high-definition (UHD) content delivered to a 4K TV over existing twisted-pair copper infrastructure of telecommunication companies (telcos) was demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015, Jan. 6-9, Las Vegas). Sckipio Technologies' (Ramat Gan, Israel), which makes G.fast (pronounced gee dot fast) chipsets, claims DSL cannot deliver UHD 4K TV, but its G.fast ultra-broadband networks can over standard telco twisted-pair copper lines.

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Cable.co.uk: Ultrafast copper broadband holds the key to 4K TV

Ultrafast copper broadband holds the key to 4K TV

Michael Weissman, vice president for marketing at Sckipio Technologies, said the main things holding back 4K, or ultra high definition (UHD), are download and upload speeds. And as 4K becomes more popular, the only way to deliver the faster speeds necessary for the data-heavy UHD streams within a reasonable time is to turn to G.fast, he said.

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RCR Wireless: CES2015: G.fast deployment by telcos mid 2015. - YouTube

CES2015: G.fast deployment by telcos mid 2015. - YouTube

SCKiPIO VP Marketing, Michael Weissman, provides RCR Wireless News with an update on G.Fast deployments.

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Total Telecom: The 6 most innovative companies making the most of G.fast technology

The 6 most innovative companies making the most of G.fast technology

The Israeli start-up founded to focus on G.fast technology is the current leader in this field. They have been working with many ODMs and service providers to accelerate the growing demand for G.fast technology. And at International CES 2015, Sckipio demonstrated the first demo of ultra high definition television using G.fast technology over a G.fast broadband network.

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VentureWire: Sckipio Raises $17M for Modem Chipsets

Sckipio Raises $17M for Modem Chipsets

Sckipio Technologies , a provider of G.fast modem chipsets, has raised $17 million in a Series B round led by Pitango Venture Capital and combined with follow-on investment from the original Series A investors Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners , Amiti Ventures and Aviv Ventures.

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EE Times: G.fast Now on Fast Track

G.fast Now on Fast Track

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) pulled a fast rabbit out of the hat at the opening of its annual conference two Fridays ago by ratifying G.fast, the standard designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s over existing copper wires. G.fast works by extending the range of frequencies over which broadband signals travel.

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The Register: G.fast is HERE: Sckipio slurps funding to cook up SPAWN of VDSL tech

G.fast is HERE: Sckipio slurps funding to cook up SPAWN of VDSL tech

Having sold his company Coppergate to Sigma Designs in 2009 for around $190m, Sckipio boss David (Dudi) Baum has got the band together to build a fixed broadband chip to take advantage of the 1Gbps-over-copper VDSL successor G.fast, which was ratified as an ITU standard this week. Sckipio has raised $17m in a series of second-round funding moves led by Pitango Venture Capital, to be combined with follow-on investment from the original Series A investors: Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners, Amiti Ventures and Aviv Ventures.