Showing posts with label Sckipio. Show all posts
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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Sckipio Lands Intel Investment for G.fast Silicon

Sckipio Technologies, a pioneering developer of G.fast modem technology, announced an equity investment from Intel Capital.  The investment adds to Sckipio’s third round of funding. Previously, Sckipio raised $27 million from venture capital firms Amiti Ventures, Aviv Ventures, Genesis Partners, Gemini Israel Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital.

Sckipio noted a number of achievements over the past year, including the first 16-port Distribution Point Unit, the first to run UHDTV content across G.fast, the first to demonstrate SDN running over G.fast (in partnership with AT&T), and the first to deliver over 1Gbps at 300 meters.

“Sckipio and Intel have been working closely together since the beginning of the G.fast market and jointly announced the first G.fast residential gateway reference design in the fall of 2014,” noted Dan Artusi, Intel vice president and general manager of its Connected Home Division. “This strategic investment is another milestone for the Intel Connected Home Division and Sckipio to deliver fiber-like speeds to the people on existing copper infrastructure.”

“Sckipio continued to deliver many industry firsts,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies. “With the investment from Intel Capital, Sckipio will increase technology investments to accelerate our innovations in the broadband access market.“
 
http://www.sckipio.com/intel-capital-invests-in-sckipio/

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sckipio G.fast Supports NETCONF and YANG

Sckipio Technologies' G.fast Distribution Point Unit (DPU) can now be SDN-controlled via the Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), using the standard G.fast YANG data model, and with traffic managed via OpenFlow. The support for NETCONF YANG and OpenFlow is part of Sckipio’s new G.fast Management Stack, the first management stack designed from scratch to enable software-defined network (SDN) control on G.fast devices.

“G.fast is the ultra-broadband access technology for the 21st century and demands a modern approach to device management,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio. “Instead of simply supporting outdated, proprietary management approaches, Sckipio is giving OEMs and ultimately operators, complete control and management of G.fast equipment using open solutions.”

Sckipio state-of-the-art management platform and networking stack includes NETCONF YANG, CLI, SNMP, IGMP, DHCP, MSTP, Y.1731 and CFM support, and is designed to comply with all relevant Broadband Forum G.fast management specifications (WT-301, WT-318/355 drafts) as they are released.

The Sckipio G.fast Management Stack is available now and runs on the PMC-Sierra WinPath family of network processors.

http://www.sckipio.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Sckipio and iPhotonix Announce G.fast + NFV Partnership

Sckipio Technologies and iPhotonix announced a partnership to enable the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) to fully interoperate with Sckipio’s G.fast modems.

Sckipio’s G.fast technology consists of modems for both the DPU and the CPE. The company claims it can deliver up to 2x the expected rate and reach of the G.fast standard – all while staying 100% within the specification guidelines.

iVN is an integrated NFV platform for the rapid delivery of iPhotonix vApps combined with extensive networking, management and orchestration (MANO) solutions.

“It’s time to unlock the management innovation our customers crave,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies. “With iPhotonix, our partners can quickly deploy a persistent management agent (PMA) and a full management stack.”

“We are excited to partner with Sckipio, a leader in the G.fast space. We believe G.fast will become a prominent solution for broadband access,” said Amir Elbaz, CEO, iPhotonix. “The combination of our two great platforms, is a win for all our customers.”

http://www.sckipio.com/
http://www.iphotonix.com/

Monday, March 23, 2015

New Celtic-Plus GOLD Project Continues Work on G.fast

Celtic-Plus, an industry-driven European research initiative, announced results and future plans of G.fast lab trials. A new Gigabits Over the Legacy Drop (GOLD) project will initiate the planned second version of the G.fast standard. This builds on a recently completed HFCC/G.fast project, which demonstrated throughput of nearly 1Gbps per copper pair at 100 meters, and up to 170Mbps per copper pair at 480 meters, on a 16 pair standard cable.

Sckipio said these tests used its technology.

Some highlights:


  • The 4.2 Million euro Celtic-Plus project HFCC/G.fast (Hybrid Fibre-Copper connectivity using G.fast) brought together 14 organizations from nine countries and included Ericsson AB (SE), ADTRAN GmbH (DE), BT (UK), Dension Broadband Systems Kft (HU), EUR AB (SE), Orange SA (FR), Lund University (SE), Marvell Semiconductor (ES), Fundacion Tecnalia Research and Innovation (ES), Telefonica I+D (ES), Telnet Redes Inteligentes SA (ES), TNO (NL), FTW Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (AU) and Sckipio Technologies (IL).
  • The 4.4 million euro Celtic-Plus project GOLD (Gigabits Over the Legacy Drop) brings together 12 companies from 8 countries including service providers BT (UK), Orange SA (FR); equipment vendors ADTRAN GmbH (DE), Alcatel-Lucent (BE), Ericsson AB (SE), Sagemcom (FR), and Telnet Redes Inteligentes SA (ES); chip vendors Marvell Semiconductors (ES) and Sckipio Technologies (IL); and researchers at Lund University (SE) and TNO (NL). The 3-year project, which is coordinated by Lund University, will run until December 2017.

http://www.4gbb.eu

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Sckipio's G.fast Hits 500 Mbps at 200m

Sckipio Technologies, a start-up based in Israel, successfully demonstrated G.fast at speeds greater than 500Mbps for 200 meters – double the official ITU targets for this new broadband standard, according to the company.

Sckipio said laboratory trials with multiple broadband access service providers globally achieved more than 200 Mbps at 400 meters, again doubling the target distance for the given rate.

“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 initial test results are preliminary and based upon lab evaluations over real binders. Sckipio expects additional performance improvements as the solution is further optimized.

http://www.sckipio.com

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sckipio Demos OpenFlow over G.fast Distribution Point Unit

Sckipio Technologies, a start-up based in Israel, demonstrated OpenFlow control over a commercial G.fast DPU hardware.

The demonstration includes a 16-port fully vectored Sckipio DP3000-EVM G.fast Distribution Point Unit device transmitting over a 50 meter twisted pair binder to 16 separate Sckipio CP1000-EVM units.

Sckipio said its demonstration shows ultra high-speed broadband access over telephone wires being controlled using an open framework instead of utilizing proprietary approaches.

“Telcos expect G.fast to run as open, Software Defined Networks,” said David Baum, CEO of Sckipio. “OpenFlow is the critical technology to make their vision possible and Sckipio is the first company to show it working on a G.fast networking node.”

http://www.sckipio.com

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sckipio Lines up Investors for G.fast Silicon

Sckipio Technologies, a start-up based in Israel, raised $10 million in funding to support its development of ultra-high speed G.fast broadband modem semiconductors. The company has not yet announced any product specifics.

The funding round included Gemini Israel Ventures, Genesis Partners, Amiti Capital, and Aviv Ventures.

Sckipio said it is actively working with multiple tier-one telcos globally and network equipment vendors. The company has been an active participant and contributor in the G.fast ITU study group. G.fast promises.

G.fast, which represents an evolution of ADSL and VDSL technologies, promises up to 1G bps of broadband access over existing phone lines for up to 250 meters.  It uses 100 MHz wide channels and leverages vectoring technologies to deliver the super broadband performance.

“Sckipio is poised to be the leader in G.fast,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies.  “The standard is now ready and so are we. We’ve got a complete team with the relevant expertise in G.fast and the capital needed to deliver the right G.fast solutions quickly.”

http://www.sckipio.com/


  • Sckipio was founded in 2012.  The company is headed by David Baum, who previously founded CopperGate (acquired by Sigma Designs), and other members of the CopperGate team.
  • In July 2013, the ITU-T Study Group 15 granted first stage approval to G.fast (ITU-T G.9700), a new broadband over copper standard that promises up to 1 Gbps rates over copper lines at a distance of up to 250 meters.  G.fast, which is a successor to ADSL and VDSL technologies, uses 100 MHz wide channels. In addition, G.fast will enable self-installation by consumers without a technician’s assistance.  Final approval of G.fast has just occurred..


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