Sckipio Technologies, the leader in G.fast, today announced it has successfully demonstrated G.fast at speeds greater than 500Mbps for 200 meters – double the official ITU targets for this new broadband standard. In laboratory trials with multiple broadband access service providers globally, Sckipio also achieved more than 200Mbps at 400 meters, again doubling the target distance for the given rate. These important test results will help widen the potential footprint for G.fast and help telecommunications companies better address new FCC regulations now being proposed in the U.S.
“G.fast was optimized to deliver up to 1Gbps in short distances,” said David Baum, CEO of Sckipio Technologies. “Yet, we tuned our technology to allow telcos to reach more customers with higher performance from farther away.”
The U.S. government recently redefined broadband access as 25Mbps or greater – downgrading most xDSL subscribers to non-broadband status. While cable companies have access to technologies such as DOCSIS to achieve greater than 25Mbps performance, telcos have lacked affordable alternatives to fiber to the home (FTTH) and xDSL. That’s why the International Telecommunications Union (ITU-T) created a new standard called G.fast, which was approved in December 2014.
The Sckipio improvement of G.fast performance over distances such as 400 meters will open up more potential uses for G.fast in rural environments. It also will help in very dense environments like large cities where as many as 30% of all residences lack alternatives to cable operators.
The initial test results are preliminary and based upon lab evaluations over real binders. Sckipio expects additional performance improvements as the solution is further optimized.
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. For more information about Sckipio, visit our website at www.sckipio.com.
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