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. The demo setup is installed in the Telefónica Corporate Demo Center in Madrid in order to display the features and benefits to visitors and employees, such as easy installation; high bandwidth of up to 1 Gbps; security, as it cannot be intercepted; immunity to interference; easy connectorization and at a cost considerably lower than glass fiber.
Customer Satisfaction by Guaranteed Speed
KDPOF’s technology helps to provide subscribers with very high connectivity speeds all around the home, enjoy high-quality video streaming such as 4K IPTV, and support services such as online gaming with the lowest latency, even in home environments where more and more devices are connected and the network is becoming increasingly crowded. According to the results of the trial, the Quality of Experience can increase dramatically, leading to a surge in customer loyalty. Sara Martin-Sanz Albendea, Project Manager for Telefónica and responsible for the project known within Telefónica as “Plastic Optical Fiber in the House” stated: “In today’s world, connectivity is essential for people in both their personal and professional lives. Spanish technology company KDPOF, which Telefónica Ventures has also invested in, has developed a solution that improves customer experience by guaranteeing the speed and bandwidth that can actually be delivered inside the home. This has a direct impact on customer satisfaction.” POF reuses any existing conduits in the home, making these cables invisible to customers.