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Telefonica testing plastic optical fibre, 60GHz Wi-Fi technology

Tuesday 14 November 2017 | 16:15 CET | News
Telefonica has launched a trial of Plastic Optical Fibre (POF) technology together with Spanish chipset provider KDPOF. The operator said POF-based networks are far easier and cheaper to install in households than glass fibre networks and provide increased security due to lack of interference which means it can be run along existing electrical wiring. The plastic fibre is 2.2 mm in diameter, with a 1 mm core, can be cut easily with a mat knife and is installed without connectors, guaranteeing speeds of up to 1 Gbps throughout the home.

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Companies: Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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