DSL upgrade comes through a new technology called G.fast. Among those making network equipment chips to enable the technology are industry giantBroadcom, China-basedTriductor Technologyand Israeli startupSckipio. The technology itself should arrive in homes starting in 2016.
At the conference, Triductor will demonstrate its G.fast chip, which it plans to ship in the first quarter of 2015. Sckipio, too, plans G.fast demonstrations: its DP3000 chip for network gear and its CP1000 chip for the home network equipment.
European customers are likely to favor G.fast in particular, Triductor CEO Tan Yaolong said. That's because labor costs are very high in that region, which discourages extensive renovation projects.