Sckipio and iPhotonix Announce NFV Partnership


Ramat Gan, Israel − Sckipio Technologies, the leader in modems, and iPhotonix, an industry innovation leader for the network functions virtualization (NFV), cloud transformation and fiber-to-the-premise (FTTP) technologies, today announced a partnership to ensure easy deployment and management of DPU devices by telcos globally.  The partnership will enable the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) to fully interoperate with Sckipio’s industry-leading solution, which supports the most simultaneous subscribers and the highest rate and reach.

“Service providers around the globe are moving toward gigabit deployments and FTTdp with offers many with an elegant solution,” said Greg Whelan, principal analyst, ACG Research. “Service providers are looking toward virtualization, including in the access network, to address real business drivers beyond data rates such as reducing OPEX and management complexities.”

Sckipio’s technology consists of modems for both the DPU and the CPE. Through superior design, the fully ITU-compliant Sckipio solution delivers up to 2x the expected rate and reach of the standard – all while staying 100% within the specification guidelines.

iVN is an integrated NFV platform for the rapid delivery of  iPhotonix vApps combined with extensive networking, management and orchestration (MANO) solutions. Recently announced and demonstrated at Gigabit Cities, this breakthrough new platform will be extended to support the Sckipio DPUs.

“It’s time to unlock the management innovation our customers crave,” said David Baum, co-founder and CEO of Sckipio Technologies. “With iPhotonix, our partners can quickly deploy a persistent management agent (PMA) and a full management stack.”

“We are excited to partner with Sckipio, a leader in the space. We believe will become a prominent solution for broadband access,” said Amir Elbaz, CEO, iPhotonix. “The combination of our two great platforms, is a win for all our customers.”

Both companies are members of the Broadband Forum (BBF) and are active participants in the BBF management working group and will ensure their new solution with conform to the BBF management standard as soon as it is finalized.

About Sckipio

Sckipio is the leader in modems and is dedicated to delivering ultra-broadband using next-generation Fiber-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) architectures. Sckipio offers a complete solution – chipsets bundled with software – for a variety of access and mobile backhaul applications based on the ITU G.9700 and G.9701 standards, to which Sckipio is a leading contributor. Founded by a veteran team of communications experts with deep experience in broadband access and home networking solutions, and backed by leading venture capitalists, Sckipio is well positioned to win the market for the next-generation of broadband access solutions. For more information about Sckipio, visit our website at

About iPhotonix

iPhotonix is a Richardson, Texas based company and is the leading emerging technology provider for the optical access transformation occurring throughout the globe in the residential, business, enterprise and mobile backhaul markets. iPhotonix develops and markets via its iVolve brand, the world’s first Multi-System Operable Optical Access Platform. This platform utilizes its own complete and comprehensive array of GPON and Active Ethernet access devices (ONTs, MDUs, RGs, etc.) and delivers the richest feature set of integrated voice, video, high-speed data and gateway solutions. iPhotonix augments its optical access offering with its powerful and agile iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) platform that enables communication service providers to create network managed services for a fraction of the cost and time it takes to deploy traditional managed services. iPhotonix has a rich history of innovation, R&D experience and delivering reliable solutions for communication services providers. For more information visit: