January 5, 2015, International CES, Las Vegas, Nevada – Sckipio Technologies, the leader in G.fast chipsets, announced the first public demonstration of OpenFlow control over a commercial G.fast DPU hardware. This 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.”
G.fast is the new 1Gbps ultra broadband access standard approved by the ITU last month. G.fast allows for high speed broadband to be transmitted over existing telephone lines by bringing fiber optics to the distribution point (FTTdp) and then running over copper wiring for the final 400 meters or less.
OpenFlow is the modern way to control the data flowing over a communications network, and it is the fundamental enabling component of any Software Defined Network (SDN). With OpenFlow, telcos can configure network equipment to move data from point to point in an open, independent manner.
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 is focused on quickly delivering a complete G.fast solution, not just a chipset,” said Baum. “Consumers will benefit from G.fast-based solutions within 2015.”