World’s First G.fast Chipsets Announced by Sckipio
WORLD’S FIRST G.FAST CHIPSETS ANNOUNCED
USHERS IN NEW ERA OF AFFORDABLE GIGABIT ULTRA
BROADBAND FOR THE MASSES
Taipei, Taiwan, October 7, 2014 – Sckipio Technologies today introduced the world’s first G.fast
modem chipsets, fundamentally changing how telecom service providers can deliver 1Gbps ultra-
broadband Internet access to bandwidth-hungry customers at the lowest cost per megabit.
Announced at Broadband Taiwan and presented at the Institute for Information Industry (III)
Generation G Broadband seminar, Sckipio’s new DP3000 G.fast DPU Chipset and CP1000 G.fast
CPE Chipset deliver 1Gbps-last-mile-broadband access over existing copper wiring. The new
chipsets are based on the ITU ultra-broadband standard, G.fast (Recommendation G.9700/G.9701).
Discover more interactive content on the left including a G.fast primer, infographic and video,
product photos and partner announcements.
G.fast makes ultra-broadband affordable and accessible nearly everywhere, even in multiple-
dwelling units (MDUs). G.fast distribution point units (DPU) get deployed within 250 meters of the
home and can support up to 16 residences per DPU. These boxes receive fiber optic input and
enable that traffic to run at 1Gbps over the existing copper wiring from the distribution point box to
each consumer’s residence. In-home G.fast modems are consumer-installable and leverage existing
copper wiring so expensive professional in-home installations are unnecessary. As a result, drilling
into walls, digging up yards and dealing with time-consuming in-home installations are all eliminated.
The Sckipio’s G.fast chipsets are designed from scratch to be optimized for the high- performance
requirements of G.fast; they are not a re-spin of previous VDSL solutions. The DP3000 G.fast DPU
Chipsets simultaneously supports four 1 Gbps G.fast ports, up to 10Gbps of aggregated backhaul
and full built-in vectoring support for as many as 64 subscribers.
“Sckipio is delivering on the full promise of G.fast,” said David Baum, Co-founder and CEO of
Sckipio. “With Sckipio’s new G.fast chipsets, service providers won’t have to wait to get real G.fast
with all the features and benefits that G.fast has to offer.” Before today’s announcement, prevailing
expectations in the telecommunications market had previously set G.fast’s arrival to occur in late
Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum, the leading consortium of broadband service providers
and vendors globally, said, “G.fast is a very important part of the next generation for last-mile
broadband access, which is based around our Fiber to the Distribution point (FTTdp) architecture.
Many of our members are excited to test and deploy G.fast-based solutions as soon as possible.”
In parallel with today’s announcement, Sckipio also introduced two reference designs supporting its
new chipsets: DP3016-EVM – a 16-port G.fast DPU reference design for use in FTTdp architectures
and CP1000-EVM – a CPE bridge design for integration into residential gateways or for creation of
Today, Sckipio also announced nine G.fast devices that will use Sckipio G.fast modems including
four DPU devices, a residential gateway and four CPE bridges. Suttle, XAVi and Zinwell will all
supply both DPU devices and CPE devices. VTech will supply a DPU, a residential gateway and a
bridge device (see separate releases.)
Building on the Sckipio standard compliant G.fast solution, Lantiq is the first company to introduce a
residential gateway reference design built around G.fast, bringing gigabit speeds into the home.
Read more on the Lantiq solution atwww.lantiq.com/Gfast
Sckipio has been working with many OEMs, ODMs, and service providers to facilitate the pent-up
demand for G.fast, and is already shipping engineering samples of the chipsets.
Sckipio is the leader in G.fast modems and is dedicated to delivering ultra-broadband using next-
generation G.fast-based Fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architectures. Sckipio offers a
complete G.fast solution – chipsets bundled with software – for a variety of access and mobile
backhaul applications based on the ITU G.fast G.9700 and G.9701 standards, to which Sckipio is a
leading contributor. Founded by a veteran team of communications experts with deep experience in
broadband access and home networking solutions, and backed by leading venture capitalists,
Sckipio is well positioned to win the market for the next-generation of broadband access solutions.
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