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Dark Green: Firm commitments from incumbent: BT (10M), Belgacom, Australian NBN, Swisscom,  Austria, Bezeq Israel, Chunghwa Taiwan, Telus Canada, Telekom South Africa, SK Korea, (U.S.) AT&T, Century, Frontier, Windstream, Belgium, Omantel

Mid Pink: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Light Green: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, Italy

Sponsored by Sckipio

At the Broadband World Forum, London:

Sckipio, the G.fast leader, is proud to announcethe first 24 port G.fast DPU, now available from HFR with support for the 30a VDSL profile.

  • The first 24 port G.fast DPU, now available from HFR with support for the 30a VDSL profile.
  • The GPON extender: A single port DPU with DTA for up to 1Gbps of symmetrical broadband over phone wire
  •  Collective Dynamic Time Assignment (CDTA) allowing individualized upstream/downstream in the wire bundle 

HFR DPU

**Visit the Sckipio booth (D20)
London, October 18 – 20, 2016.**

HFR and Sckipio Announce World’s First 24-Port G.fast DPU

Solution targets South Korea, Japan and other Asian markets

Ramat Gan, Israel – October 11, 2016 – Sckipio Technologies and South Korean network infrastructure equipment maker, HFR, Inc. announce the world’s first G.fast distribution point unit (DPU) that supports up to 24 subscribers in a single DPU. HFR’s solution leverages Sckipio’s award-wining G.fast technology and internal distributed vectoring capability to deliver the highest performance available on the market today.

“G.fast is a global technology, and Sckipio is surely the market leader,” said a spokesperson from HFR. “Together we are developing solutions that will transform the South Korean, Japanese and other large Asian markets by upgrading the old VDSL2 infrastructure to ultrafast broadband using G.fast.”

The HFR solution is optimized to deliver up to 500Mbps per subscriber while co-existing with 30a profile VDSL customers and utilizes Sckipio’s chipsets to achieve unsurpassed G.fast port density.

In June 2016, SK Broadband President Yin-Chan Lee publicly announced the intention to provide gigabit Ethernet speeds of up to 500Mbps with two strands (one pair) of existing copper telephone lines in old apartments via G.fast. This was in response to the certification of G.fast by the national technical standard established by the RRA, the South Korean National Radio Research Agency.

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SCKIPIO ANNOUNCES WORLD’S FIRST SINGLE PORT G.FAST DPU WITH DYNAMIC TIME ASSIGNMENT

Extends GPON networks by leveraging existing coax and copper wiring

Ramat Gan, Israel – October 11, 2016 – Sckipio Technologies, the leader in G.fast, announces the first single-port G.fast distribution point unit (DPU) reference design to provide up to 1Gbps of symmetrical broadband over existing coax and copper wiring. The solution acts like virtual fibre by extending GPON networks with twisted pair or coax within multi-dwelling units (MDUs) and single-family households (SFUs).

The new reference design leverages Sckipio’s breakthrough dynamic time assignment technology (DTA), which provides up to 1Gbps of broadband access in either direction. The solution also supports reverse power feeding from Microsemi to make it easy to implement in many environments including at the door, at the floor, in the basement or outside the residence.

Sckipio’s solution uses a very thin management layer for G.fast allowing operators to keep their existing GPON management layer and to extend it with a separate G.fast management layer. This speeds up the FTTH rollout by avoiding costly and time consuming IT integration of new management protocols into existing management frameworks.

The joint reference design was build in conjunction with Intel and Microsemi, offering OEMs the fastest path to deployable single-port DPUs. The solution will work within an existing Intel-based GPON management infrastructure.

“Sckipio is opening up an entirely new use-case for G.fast,” said Teresa Mastrangelo, Principal Analyst, BroadbandTrends. “By combining DTA and unmanaged G.fast, Sckipio makes it effortless to add G.fast to any GPON network.”

 

SCKIPIO AND CALIX INTRODUCE COLLECTIVE DYNAMIC TIME ASSIGNMENT FOR G.FAST

World’s first G.fast solution to support DTA over multiple vectored lines concurrently

Ramat Gan, Israel – October 11, 2016 – Sckipio Technologies and Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX) announced a joint implementation of the world’s first collective dynamic time assignment (DTA) technology running on a 16-port vectored G.fast distribution point unit (DPU). This will allow broadband subscribers to gain access to the highest possible upstream and downstream capabilities that G.fast has to offer.

Earlier in the year, Sckipio announced the invention of DTA (also known as dynamic bandwidth allocation). At that time, DTA was only available on low crosstalk environments such as coax applications or single line scenarios. Now, close coordination between both Calix and Sckipio have resulted in the ability to push G.fast further by adding support for the higher density, higher-crosstalk environments that arise when twisted pair bundles are present.

The system is designed to listen for the demands of each consumer and to coordinate the upstream and downstream traffic to optimize the solution for the subscriber based on how he or she really uses broadband. As a highly sophisticated system, it analyzes traffic across all the ports and optimizes the performance for the entire system to ensure the highest overall performance at all times – resulting in the highest customer satisfaction.

“Broadband success is all about technologies that enable anyone to provide modern bandwidths to everyone,” said Greg Whelan, Principal Analyst, Greywale Insights. “Cities and buildings face the same barrier to success– the embedded base of wires. The advances in G.fast eliminates this and should fuel broadband success around the globe.”

To see G.fast collective DTA solution from Sckipio and Calix in action, visit the Sckipio booth (D20) at the Broadband World Forum. ExCeL Convention Centre in London, October 18 – 20, 2016.

 

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G.fast News

I’m still working through remarkable presentations from the Broadband Forum events. Michael Weissman, Bernd Hesse and team did a remarkable job choosing the speakers. http://bit.ly/BBFBASE

Deutsche Telecom: 35b Supervectoring Delayed to 2019 http://bit.ly/35blater
Broadcom is now over 3 years late. DT briefed German reporters after their financial call and revealed 35b was now delayed until 2019. 35b should deliver 200+ meg downloads 500-600 meters, a crucial tool for DT, which is losing share to cable. Cable now covers about 70% of Germany and is expanding. DT now only offers 50-100 megabit DSL while cable is often 400 megabits, going to a gigabit. 

The problem is software; the hardware is shipping and supposedly will work. DT says 35b is not ready to turn on. Broadcom in 2015 said 35b was in "production" in the press release below. Alcatel in early 2016 said to expect complete systems very soon. "35g is very similar to 17a so there should be little delay."

Broadcom's problems are leading major telcos and vendors to have a plan B, using Sckipio G.fast. DT itself is planning extensive G.fast deployments in 2019, mostly in apartment buildings. http://bit.ly/35blater

Gigabit 100 Meters - Unless the Wires are Lousy http://bit.ly/gflousy
Speeds are fine, "Unless there's a line problem." I've been reporting for three years that ~10% of lines have problems. In the chart by Rami Verbin of Sckipio, he finds G.fast goes ~130 meters on good lines. Poor lines have about half the reach. 

His chart roughly matches the reports from Swisscom, Belgacom, and England for both G.fast & vectored DSL. The 10% with problems can cause the majority of the line-related complaints to support. The angry customers drive up cost.

Rami's solution to reach the gigabit is bonding, supported on the Sckipio chips. Verbin made some additional points:

  • 4 gigabits is possible by bonding two decent 2 gigabit lines.
  • Even in a service from remote cabinets, ~25% are close enough to get a full gigabit."
  • cDTA and iDTA are practical ways to deliver much higher upstream by switching some bandwidth from downstream to upstream only when needed.
  • 35B will probably be similar but Deutsche Telecom doesn't expect to deploy until 2019. http://bit.ly/gflousy

AT&T Wants Coax 2-5 Gigabit G.fast. Very Soon. http://bit.ly/ATTCoax
AT&T faces intense competition from cable, talking about 10 gigabits in both directions. (Cable will only be 1 gig down, ~100 meg up, until ~2021.) AT&T wants something to brag about as well.

AT&T gained millions of lines of coax as part of the DirecTV deal. Alcatel and Huawei are leading the development of G.mgfast. That uses 424 MHz, full duplex, to achieve ~2.5 gigabits in both directions. The reach on telco twisted pair is only about 30 meters. On coax, those speeds can probably extend far enough to service most apartment buildings. Using 848 MHz, speeds can reach 5 gigabits. The ITU standards group has been aiming for 2019-2020 for G.mgfast, too slow for AT&T's marketers. David Titus wants a high-speed standard for coax "early in 2018." He believes that is "doable."http://bit.ly/ATTCoax

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