World's first 32-port DPU demonstrated at BBWF
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Sckipio Demonstrates Highest Density DPU at Broadband World Forum

World’s First 32-Port DPU Makes Larger MDU Deployments More Affordable


London Broadband World Forum, October 20, 2015 – Sckipio Technologies, the leader in, doubles port density today by introducing the world’s first Distribution Point Unit (DPU) to support 32-ports of vectoring at Broadband World Forum in London, England. The DPU is the first to distribute vectoring across 32 copper pairs in a single distribution side device. The ultra-compact, ultra-affordable DPU design is the first of its kind and is the largest port density in the market.


“Operators globally crave more port density,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies. “Now, they don’t have to wait. Operators can benefit from Sckipio’s highly acclaimed chipsets without having to wait for next-generation chipsets.”


“Telcos are struggling to deliver ultrafast broadband in larger MDU environments,” said Susan Eustis, Lead Analyst at WinterGreen Research. “Given typical broadband access take rates, a 32-port solution makes sense for MDUs as large as 100 apartments.”


The 32-port vectoring DPU is being showcased at the Sckipio booth (D80) at Broadband World Forum at Excel in London from October 20-22, 2015. The demonstration showcases how can be used in an MDU scenario with a 32-port aggregation point using Sckipio’s SCK3001 DFEs is connected through a Simpler Networks Automated Distribution Frame to 32 CPE devices. This demonstration showcases support for up to 100 residences from a single 32-port DPU. Together, the cost to provision a 100-resident MDU can be cut in half by combining Sckipio’s 32-port solution with a Simpler Networks ADF.


The demonstration is another example of the scalability of the distributed vectoring architecture pioneered by Sckipio. Distributed vectoring allows support for multiple port counts without needing an expensive and power consuming external vectoring processor.