Sckipio, iTAS collaborate on G.fast distribution point units

Sckipio Technologies, the G.fast semiconductor startup, leader in G.fast modems and iTAS Technology Corp., specialists in xDSL distribution point units (DPUs) and element management systems (EMS), have collaborated to create a pair of G.fast-friendly DPUs.

Sckipio Technologies, the G.fast semiconductor startup, leader in G.fast modems and iTAS Technology Corp., specialists in xDSL distribution point units (DPUs) and element management systems (EMS), have collaborated to create a pair of G.fast-friendly DPUs.

The iTAS IPF-16S and iTAS IPF-16R are indoor G.fast distribution points. The IPF-16S accepts AC90~264V local power; the IPF-16R accepts reverse power feed via the iTAS POD-57 module from the CPE site using Power over Ethernet over DSL technology. The DPUs measure 10x14x5.5 inches and support 16 subscribers each. Both distribution points leverage Sckipio Technologies' G.fast technology (see "G.fast chipsets from Sckipio Technologies debut").

Service providers can use iTAS's EMS system with a built-in persistent management agent (PMA) that can manage a G.fast DPU via Netconf/Yang or Web/SNMP/TELNET (by remotely in-band, local RS-232 CLI, or Ethernet). The GPON feed and GPON SFP ONT portions are managed by OMCI messages from the OLT.

"G.fast is well suited to brownfield areas," said S.C. Lin, president of iTAS. "Service providers can reuse existing copper resources to reach speeds comparable to FTTH (1,000 Mbps). The management of G.fast can be done through different profiles, which will provide different QoS. G.fast's faster access speeds, faster deployment, and faster return on investment are many of the reasons G.fast is attracting increasing industry attention.

"Because the DPUs were installed near customer sites, a centrally managed EMS is important for carriers to assure customer satisfaction when managing G.fast equipment," Lin added.

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