Sckipio Makes G.fast Go Twice as Far

  • Sckipio Technologies
RAMAT GAN, ISRAEL — Sckipio Technologies, a provider of G.fast technologies, announced it has successfully demonstrated G.fast at speeds greater than 500 Mbps for 200 meters (656 feet) – 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 200 Mbps at 400 meters (1312 feet), 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.

Reaching More Customers with Higher Performance from Farther Away
“G.fast was optimized to deliver up to 1 Gbps 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 25 Mbps or greater — downgrading most xDSL subscribers to non-broadband status. While cable companies have access to technologies such as DOCSIS to achieve greater than 25 Mbps 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 percent 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.

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