KDPOF robust, low latency POF backbone provides guaranteed Gigabit Wi-Fi mesh

KDPOF boosts Wi-Fi performance to the next level for homes and small and home offices. “With our robust, low latency Plastic Optical Fiber, we provide the highest Wi-Fi mesh performance with a guaranteed 1 Gigabit per second to each access point,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. “Our field study with a tier one Service Provider proves that, in combination with Wi-Fi mesh nodes, the in-wall POF backbone raises performance throughout the house to over 350 percent in flats and up to 560 percent in multistory houses, compared with using a Wi-Fi backbone.” Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, low skill to install, and robust. POF can reuse any existing conduits in the home, making the cables invisible. It is much easier and quicker to install than Cat 6 cables. In addition to being used as a backbone for home networking, POF provides convenient Optical Network Termination (ONT) to GW link for a better placement of the Gateway (GW) within the home. By working with KDPOF, operators can satisfy their clients by providing very low latency, reduced jitter, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video.

Field Study Confirms Superiority of Combined POF/Wi-Fi Backbone

KDPOF has conducted the field study to compare Wi-Fi performance using the same additional Wi-Fi Mesh nodes in three different types of homes: single-family houses, multistory houses, and flats. One study group used a POF backbone and the other used a Wi-Fi backbone. Transmission speed was measured in three selected rooms in each case. The results were explicit and significant: averaged out of the 20 family test houses, the POF backbone brought about an improvement of more than 400 percent, while a pure Wi-Fi backbone had a limited performance of up to 80 Mbps in 50 percent of the houses. In the multistory houses, the POF backbone’s performance enhancement reached over 560 percent, whereas Wi-Fi only had a reduced output of up to 62 Mbps. Despite the limited number of Wi-Fi end points used in the test, the numbers provided by the Wi-Fi backbone fall far short of the access speeds users have started to enjoy up to their homes. By using the same Wi-Fi Mesh nodes with a POF backbone, the end user experience achieves those numbers. End users experience what they pay for. 

Another important result was that with only one more access point with POF as the backbone, performance is significantly better sustained than with two additional access points with a Wi-Fi backbone. POF Backbone simplifies the Wi-Fi mesh architecture and reduces costs while improving overall performance substantially. 

KDPOF will present their robust in-wall optical connectivity at stand 3 at Broadband Forum Asia on May 7-8, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. In his presentation “Bringing WiFi Performance to the Next Level” on 7 May at 12:20, Ramón Garcia, Business Development Manager with KDPOF, will explain options and good practices for how to transform access speeds into Wi-Fi speeds for a Gigabit experience.

KDPOF presented guaranteed Wi-Fi Mesh up to 1 Gigabit/s with robust, low latency POF backbone at Broadband World Forum 2018

The team at KDPOF is delighted by the great interest at the Broadband World Forum recently in Berlin where they publicly premiered their Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone to guarantee 1 Gigabit/s Wi-Fi Mesh for home and SOHO networks. “In combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “POF can reuse any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible.” Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, low skill to install, and robust. In addition, it provides convenient Optical Network Termination (ONT) to Gateway (GW) link for a better placement of the GW within the home. By working with KDPOF, operators can offer their clients low latency, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video with the ability to match access speeds and integrate with existing Wi-Fi Mesh solutions.

A field trial by KDPOF and Telefónica to test the benefits of POF has demonstrated that KDPOF’s technology helps to provide subscribers with very high sustained connectivity speeds from 100 Mbps onwards all around the home, levels that both wireless or powerline as backbone for Wi-Fi Mesh devices cannot reach. Thus, it allows users to enjoy high-quality video streaming such as 4K IPTV, and supporting services such as online gaming with the lowest latency. Accordingly, the combination of Wi-Fi with Plastic Optical Fiber can increase Quality of Experience dramatically, leading to a surge in customer loyalty.

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience

At Broadband World Forum in Berlin, Germany, KDPOF will present their robust in-wall wired optical connectivity from October 23 to 25, 2018 at Stand A133 in Hall 22a. “With our Plastic Optical Fiber backbone, we elevate Wi-Fi EasyMesh(TM) performance to the next level: from more than 100 Mbps up to 1 Gigabit to any point in homes and small and home offices,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. In combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF can reuse any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. Plastic Optical Fiber is cost-efficient, low skill to install, and robust. In addition, it provides convenient Optical Network Termination (ONT) to Gateway (GW) link for a better placement of the GW within the home. By working with KDPOF, operators can offer their clients low latency, fast download speeds, and reliable connectivity for video.

Quality of Experience

“ISPs and Telecom operators are facing the paradox that while access speeds have increased, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up,” added Carlos Pardo. Access speeds are growing higher and higher while users at home are locally connecting more and more devices to the internet. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. If these speeds are lower than expected, they are disappointed and the Quality of Experience declines. A trial of KDPOF and Telefónica to test the benefits of POF has resulted in the outcome that KDPOF’s technology helps to provide subscribers with very high connectivity speeds all around the home, allowing users to enjoy high-quality video streaming such as 4K IPTV, and supporting services such as online gaming with the lowest latency. Thus, the combination of Wi-Fi with Plastic Optical Fiber can increase Quality of Experience dramatically, leading to a surge in customer loyalty.

While ISPs and Telecom have increase access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up with consumers interconnecting more and more devices.

While ISPs and Telecom have increase access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up with consumers interconnecting more and more devices.

While ISPs and Telecom have increase access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up with consumers interconnecting more and more devices.

ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds. At the same time, users at homes are interconnecting more and more devices and to the Internet. This translates in a crowding of the network that has to carry all this traffic between the devices and to/from the internet.

Despite the significant investments made in broadband networks in order to keep pace with the consumer’s increasing demands, the home network has been left behind. ISPs and Telecom operators offer higher and higher Internet access speeds, but they have ignored issues and challenges in deploying this in the end users homes. As a result, ISPs and Telecom operators are experiencing degrading customer satisfaction levels. The paradox is that the customer satisfaction reduces whilst the offered Internet speed increased. Read more

With POF technology, Quality of Experience can increase dramatically

KDPOF demo installation displays WiFi and POF for high bandwidth

KDPOF demo installation displays WiFi and POF for high bandwidth

KDPOF has set up a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) demo on behalf of Telefónica. “We are delighted that Telefónica has chosen KPDOF for the trial to test the benefits of POF for homes and small and home offices,” stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. “A Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home in combination with WiFi access points is ideal for customer satisfaction, since this provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.”

WiFi and POF for High Bandwidth

The demo consists of a mockup of a house and displays how the WiFi coverage is marginal when the WiFi access points (APs) are interconnected with the wireless backbone only. Once the APs are interconnected with POF the coverage improves significantly. It thus demonstrates how POF is an ideal complement to WiFi in the home network. Read more

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience

KDPOF speeds up home networking with POF backbone for higher Quality of Experience

KDPOF introduces a Plastic Optical Fiber backbone inside the home: in combination with Wi-Fi access points, POF provides end users with maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible. “ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds while users at home are locally connecting more and more devices to the internet,” explained Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-Founder of KDPOF. “The paradox is that while access speeds have increased, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up.” Read more

Video: with a POF backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.

With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.

Video: with a POF backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house.

Although ISPs and Telecom have increased access speeds, customer satisfaction rates drop if home networks cannot keep up. This is particularly worrisome because Quality of Experience has become a very important differentiator for broadband service providers. Customers expect to experience the speeds they are paying for. With a Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) backbone inside the home with Wi-Fi access points, KDPOF provides end users maximum performance for both wireless and wired connectivity throughout the house. POF reuses any existing conduits in the home making these cables invisible to customers.

Sara Martin-Sanz Albendea, Project Manager with Telefónica and responsible for the project known within Telefónica as ‘Plastic Optical Fiber in the House’: “KDPOF offers a great solution for improving customer satisfaction. Quality of Experience is a key success factor for Telefónica.” Read more

Video: KDPOF Speeds up Home Networking with POF Backbone

Video: KDPOF Speeds up Home Networking with POF Backbone

Video: KDPOF Speeds up Home Networking with POF Backbone

While ISPs and Telecom operators are offering higher and higher access speeds, users at home are connecting more and more devices locally to the internet, mostly over Wi-Fi. Applications like online gaming and video streaming are pushing the requirements of the home network today and will increase tomorrow with new applications such as Virtual Reality. Solutions for home connectivity are needed to maintain wireless performance all around the home. Please watch how Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) as connection backbone supporting multiple Wi-Fi mesh nodes maximizes performance up to 100 percent of the access speed. The POF backbone is an in-wall cabling solution that in conjunction with individual Wi-Fi nodes marries the benefits of both Wi-Fi and POF: mobility of wireless, reliability of wires, and no wires seen of POF and Wi-Fi.

Please watch the video how KDPOF speeds up home networking.

Carlos Pardo demonstrating KDPOF's optical gigabit connectivity

Carlos Pardo demonstrating KDPOF’s optical gigabit connectivity

KDPOF has been nominated as a Venture Capital finalist at the 4th edition of the Tech Tour 2018 European Photonics Venture Forum (EPVF) on May 29-30, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The event was hosted at ICFO (The Institute of Photonic Sciences) with the following supporters: the EU and the European projects ACTPHAST 4.0, SECPhO, as well as Photonics21, Fotónica21, and ECOP (European Centres for Outreach in Photonics). The European Photonics Venture Forum is an annual event held in a new city each year, featuring the activities of Europe’s leading photonics clusters including all technical applications of light such as lasers, photovoltaics, lighting, screens and displays, sensors, optical fibers, and optoelectronics. Read more

Telefónica revolutionizes the connectivity market with plastic fibre and 60GHz Wi-Fi

Telefónica revolutionizes the connectivity market with plastic fibre and 60GHz Wi-Fi

  • Plastic optical fibre (POF) guarantees up to 1 Gbps, is easy to install, given that it can use all the existing channels in the home, and is secure, as it cannot be intercepted.
  • The 60GHz Wi-Fi permits bandwidth with a theoretical maximum of 4600 Mbps.

Telefónica presented a pioneering innovation project in Spain based on plastic optical fibre (POF), a solution for home connectivity which is easy to install and guarantees up to 1 Gbps for customers. In addition, in order to optimize the connectivity, Telefónica demonstrated the potential of the 60GHz Wi-Fi technology, which can offer theoretical connectivities of up to 4600 Mbps. Read more