In 2016, G.fast looked very promising.
Thousands worked at developing and deploying.
It wasn't enough.
Most carriers are investing
in fiber or 5G instead.
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
Mid Blue: Smaller carriers in Germany, Norway, Finland, Japan
- Published: 17 November 2015 17 November 2015
playing an important role after the Intel takeover. Artusi built an interdependence between Lantiq and Sckipio, with complementary chip developments and reference designs. With the resources of $50B Intel, he can support his ally.With chips costing $10's of millions and more to develop, funding becomes just this side of impossible. Lantiq CEO Dan Artusi is
Lantiq had to give up independence and is now part of Intel. Alcatel and Dado Banatao put risk capital behind Ikanos. That wasn't enough and the VC's wound up selling to Qualcomm. Sckipio is essentially the only independent DSL chipmaker outside of China.
They are an early leader but income from volume shipments of chips is still in the future. They've been very successful raising funds despite investors little interested in chip companies.
Sckipio chips have been seen in AT&T, Adtran & Calix lately.
SCKIPIO RECEIVES INVESTMENT FROM INTEL CAPITAL
Alcatel put risk capital behind Ikanos but that wasn't enough and the VC's wound up selling to Qualcomm.