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Gfast map July 2017

Dark blue: 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

Light blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan

Green: Incumbent likely:  France, Germany, & Poland  

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
A remarkable 400 people attended the very strong Broadband Forum BASE events in Berlin and Las Vegas. Trevor confirmed BT would pass the million this year. Cioffi projected “Waveguide DSL” could carry 10 gigabits a kilometer as well as a terabit 100 meters. Werner sees a 4X improvement in upstream with cDTA. Much more in next issue.

Deutsche Wants a Gigabit, Finally Realizes 50 Meg Isn't Enough http://bit.ly/2zeZ5oZ
Deutsche Telekom is finally realizing that 50 megabit DSL won't make it against gigabit cable. VP Franz Seiser is blunt. "We must change radically, become disruptive and, above all, throw away things," he proclaims at BBWF. After years of DT insisting 50 megabits is plenty, we now hear "it is about Gigabit products" from DT's Robert Soukup.  
    A lucky building in Frankfurt will receive 500+ megabit service as ultra-conservative Deutsche Telekom experiments with G.fast. Soukup told BBWF, "We're going to have a field test in Frankfurt with G.fast and Fiber To The Building (FTTB.) We will know by the end of the year if this is the right way to go." Hint to Soukup: Yes it is. G.fast is working well at a dozen telcos I;ve talked to.
     The details are surprising. DT is going for CORD, Open Source, Calix, and Radisys. http://bit.ly/2zeZ5oZ

*** The new Telebyte Guide to Testing Gfast follows the Broadband Forum IR-337 Gfast test specification, the same used by the University of New Hampshire (UNH-IOL) for Gfast certification testing. Free download http://bit.ly/telebyte (ad) It is the best technical guide to G.fast  I have seen. Grab it. Dave

1.6 Gig in Sckipio-Calix Test http://bit.ly/Calix16
A telco tells me they are getting impressive early results from the Calix 48 port DSLAM with the new Sckipio 212 MHz chips. There still is work to do but this is encouraging. 
    Carriers want DSLAMs with more than 16 ports to reduce the deployment costs from the basement or larger field cabinets. Speed matters to the marketing side of the company; AT&T's CEO believes he must offer a true gigabit to match cable. (They've been getting ~750 megabits with first generation chips. http://bit.ly/Calix16

*** Self-Healing Wi-Fi With ASSIA Real-Q 
Beyond-the-Box visibility and control extends quality-of-experience (QoE) beyond the gateway to the end-user device for every device in the home. Based on ASSIA technology, proven across 80 million subscribers http://bit.ly/2dj7FJk (ad)

Reverse Power 4 Port DSLAM for Australia http://bit.ly/NetcommRP
Australia is connecting 1M homes to G.fast, some with a Netcomm distribution point mini-DSLAM. It's a small unit designed for pole or pit mounting. It's waterproof, pressure proof, and temperature resistant. Their matching home modem is bittorrent friendly, with two USB ports for a hard drive dedicated to sharing.
     A reverse power unit at the customer, the NDD-0100-01, can save the cost of bringing power to the DSLAM. They don't expect many orders until the second half of 2018, as nbn is waiting for the second generation chips. Netcomm demonstrated RP with BT Openreach in August. http://bit.ly/NetcommRP

*** Sckipio's Three advances are taking G.fast to the next level.http://bit.ly/Sckipio (ad)

Australia Makes it Official: G.fast to Million Plus http://bit.ly/GFAussie
No news here. In September, 2015, I reported Australia's nbn Going G.fast. This June. I reported the million home fiber to the curb (kerb?) was beginning. Unfortunately, they are no closer to figuring out where to find the needed $10B to $20B to cover the cost overruns. Instead, the parties are battling in Parliament about who is to blame. http://bit.ly/GFAussie

2 Bonded 212 Lines = 3 Gigabitshttp://bit.ly/twobonded
Sckipio at BBWF is demonstrating 3 gigabits down, nearly a gigabit up, over two phone lines, bonded. Twice the bandwidth (212 MHz instead of 106 MHz) times two lines is fast. Sckipio does great demos; at CES, they showed G.fast first generation chips delivering almost 1 gig upstream.
    “Sckipio is pushing Gfast to astonishing speeds with production silicon,” CEO David Baum proclaims. Calix is using the SCK23000 chipset in their 48 port gig+ DSLAM at the show. http://bit.ly/twobonded

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