Bezeq partners Sckipio for G.fast testing

11 Oct 2017

Israeli fixed line incumbent Bezeq is collaborating with local vendor Sckipio Technologies on the testing of G.fast technology with a view to rolling out ‘services that will deliver [speeds of 1Gbps] over existing phone wires throughout Israel’. In a press release, Sckipio noted that the pair will test its new SCK23000 chipset, which supports speeds up to 2Gbps over short distances. Bezeq and Sckipio’s collaboration also reportedly includes lab and field testing of G.fast distribution points and consumer premises equipment, while the pair are working on cross-DPU vectoring to ensure that more subscribers will be able to receive gigabit speeds ‘more easily and affordably’.

‘As one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, we want to deliver the best broadband access rates at the lowest costs … The Sckipio solution does that by providing unparalleled speeds without the need to install fibre all the way inside the apartment itself,’ said said Yaki Zano, Bezeq’s CTIO, of the matter.

Israel, Bezeq (Israel Telecommunication Corporation), Sckipio Technologies