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BBWF turns up the speed and the bandwidth in all things

Almost everything at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin this week was all about speed – and while the big stories we covered this week (see separate stories in this issue) were virtualizing broadband and upping WiFi speeds, there were other items on show that caught our attention. Perhaps the least spectacular was one that interested us the most. After years of listening to G.hn and the world of no new wires, and MoCA for homes that already have Coax, seeing KDPOF from Spain selling chips for Plastic Optical Fiber was somewhat retrograde. The only technology in sigh was the plastic fiber that could be folded into knots and still perform at 1 Gbps, as Carlos Pardo, CEO of the…

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