Sckipio Demonstrates UHDTV Running Across a G.fast Telephone Network

  • Sckipio Technologies
LAS VEGAS, NV — Sckipio Technologies, a provider of G.fast chipsets, demonstrated its ultra high definition television over a G.fast ultra broadband network.

“Consumers want their broadband supplier to support 4K TV services,” said David Baum, CEO of Sckipio Technologies. “However, DSL isn’t fast enough. Only Sckipio’s G.fast solution today is proven to deliver UHDTV over real-world telco environments to up to 16 concurrent subscribers per distribution point.”

Supporting 16 Concurrent Subscribers on One Distribution Point
G.fast is the new ultra broadband access standard approved by the ITU in December 2014. This standard is designed to support up to 1 Gbps of broadband access to consumers over existing telephone wires. The typical G.fast deployment has subscribers connected through a distribution point close to the home. From there, it connects via fiber to the central office. The Sckipio G.fast solution supports 16 concurrent subscribers on one distribution point.

Leveraging G.fast for Deployment of UHD TV Services
The mass deployment of UHD TV services is limited by the availability of high bandwidth broadband access — especially for telephone-based broadband service providers. To support four separate streams of 4K broadcasts with a high service level guarantee will require up to 200 Mbps of broadband capacity. Add on top of that over-the-top (OTT) services such as NetFlix, YouTube and others. in 4K resolutions and the requirements for high speed continues to grow. Only G.fast offers the ability to support the high capacity over copper wires that’s needed for telcos to deliver UltraHD TV.

The demonstration consists of Sckipio’s 16-port DPU reference design and 16 Sckipio CP1000-EVM CPE reference design bridges, running over a 50 meters binder. The DPU runs a full G.fast stack with vectoring. It is connected to a media center with 4K content that is streaming to a CPE, which then is connected to a 4K Set top box (STB) and TV. In the demonstration, each 4K video stream runs over the G.fast line and consumes around 65 Mbps.

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