THE HAGUE, The Netherlands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sckipio Technologies, the leader in G.fast broadband access modems, today announced a new line of G.fast reference designs to support G.fast CPE modems inside an SFP pluggable form-factor – an industry first. The company also announced the world’s first CPE bridge reference design designed with reverse power injection for use in powering distribution point units via reverse power-feeding (RPF). These announcements were made in conjunction with the TNO Ultrafast Broadband Seminar, which runs from June 16-19th in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Sckipio now has three new G.fast CPE reference designs:
- Sckipio CP1020 G.fast SFP Bridge Reference Design – the first G.fast bridge to be delivered within an SFP form-factor. This ultra-efficient new design will allow operators to add G.fast to existing CPE designs by leveraging available SFP slots on existing VDSL and GPON residential gateways.
- Sckipio CP1010R G.fast CPE Bridge Reference Design with Reverse Power Injector – the first G.fast CPE bridge reference design to support reverse power feed injection.
- Sckipio CP1010 G.fast CPE Bridge Reference Design – a cost-optimized CPE design based upon Sckipio’s new CP1000 G.fast CPE chipset.
“Historically, access technology was tied to the residential gateway chipset,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio. “This locked service providers into one vendor for both the gateway and access technology and often that solution was inferior and expensive. With Sckipio’s approach, the access network is decoupled from the home network, making it a lot easier for service providers to select the best vendor for each technology and use-case.”
“The implementation of G.fast within an SFP enables our extensive portfolio of residential and business fiber gateways to delivery Gigabit speeds over existing building wiring with a seamless transition to fiber installation in the future,” said Chris Thompson, director customer devices portfolio, ADTRAN. “Sckipio’s approach is a key enabler allowing ADTRAN to accelerate the deployment of premium user-enabled broadband and cloud services to homes and enterprises, giving ADTRAN and our customers a substantial competitive advantage.”
When combining operating costs and equipment costs, it is clear that using an SFP is the superior approach to residential gateways. Operators gain from economies of scale since the same residential gateways can be used for VDSL, GPON and G.fast – all without having to build any of that technology inside. The same hardware can be sold for all situations and the SFP module is added to support the specific broadband access appropriate for that installation. That way service providers only pay for the chips they use and they can get higher volumes for the same hardware – also reducing costs.
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.