Israeli telecom operator Bezeq and Gfast chipmaker Sckipio Technologies say they have successfully conducted lab and field trials of Gfast using Sckipio's new SCK23000 chipset (see "Sckipio SCK-23000 chipsets support Gfast Amendment 3 for 2-Gbps transmission"). The trials saw the support of gigabit broadband services. Bezeq appears to be considering Gfast for in-building networks.
The trials involved both distribution point units (DPUs) and customer premises equipment.
"As one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, we want to deliver the best broadband access rates at the lowest costs," said Yaki Zano, CTIO, Bezeq. "The Sckipio solution does that by providing unparalleled speeds without the need to install fiber all the way inside the apartment itself."
Sckipio was able to demonstrate the capabilities of its cross-DPU vectoring technology as well as the ability to support as many as 96 connections in a single binder.
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