Bezeq, Sckipio to bring 1Gbps to Israel

Bezeq, the largest telecommunications operator in Israel, and Sckipio, the provider of Gfast, announced the companies tested Gfast services that will deliver over a gigabit in broadband access over existing phone wires throughout Israel, the company said.

The collaboration includes testing Sckipio´s new SCK23000 chipset which supports speeds up to 2Gbps in short distances.

Many buildings in Israel are constructed primarily with concrete or stone, making in-home installations of fiber optics expensive and messy. Gfast offers a superior approach, in which fiber is brought as close to the dwelling as possible — usually within 50-100 meters. Then, the fiber is connected to the resident´s twisted pair wires to deliver the broadband access over the existing wires, eliminating the need for technicians to enter the residence.

The Bezeq-Sckipio collaboration includes lab and field testing of Gfast distribution points and consumer premises equipment, and running services that enable 1Gbps. Bezeq is also working with Sckipio on cross-DPU vectoring to ensure that more subscribers will receive the full 1Gbps more easily and affordably. The Sckipio solution supports gigabit rates to apartment buildings as large as 96 residents sharing a single phone binder.

Sckipio, the provider of Gfast, develops award-winning, standards-compliant Gfast modems used to enable ultra-broadband access and mobile backhaul. Sckipio partners with more than 30 companies globally on Gfast and is one of the contributors to the ITU-T standard. For more information about Sckipio, visit