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SK Broadband rolls out 1Gbps-capable G.fast commercially

13 Nov 2018

South Korean ISP SK Broadband and Israeli vendor Sckipio Technologies have announced the commercial deployment of ‘G.fast 212MHz gigabit internet’ across parts of its operational footprint. In a press release regarding the development it was revealed that SK Broadband has deployed the 1Gbps-capable version of G.fast technology in Seoul and Seongnam.

With Sckipio noting that more than half of the residents of Seoul and the surrounding Gyeonggi Province live in high-rise buildings with a high density of apartments, according to the Korean Statistical Information Service, it said that to reach such residents with gigabit speeds required new G.fast solutions that could support both the latest 212MHz technology and that could implement vectoring (crosstalk cancellation technique) over a large count of lines simultaneously. To that end, it said it had worked with South Korean network infrastructure firm HFR to provide SK Broadband solutions that support up to 96 subscribers; HFR’s distribution point unit (DPU) serves 24 subscribers in a single DPU and can be connected to an additional three DPUs, forming a larger vectoring group of 96 ports to serve 96 subscribers sharing the same copper binder.

South Korea, HFR, Sckipio Technologies, SK Broadband

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