Ever since high internet users found out that fibre will be available in South Africa first hit users have been doing their research into the best service providers. With fibre rolling out in most areas through FNO’s (fibre network operators) more and more users are moving from traditional data networks to uncapped fibre. But the truth is, you really know what fibre is and why it’s such a big deal? If you’re one of those who don’t quite understand the hype, this blog is for you.
So… what is fibre?
Fibre optic technology delivers high-speed data through glass cabling, unlike ADSL, which uses copper cable
Who should get fibre?
The answer really is who shouldn’t, these are the great features about fibre:
- Glass can’t conduct electricity, so there is less chance for whether to interfere with the quality. This makes fibre more stable and robust enough to provide a more reliable service. Copper cable, on the other hand, is more susceptible to damage and theft.
- With fibre, data can travel up to 50 kilometres away before speed is affected.
- ADSL also relies on a landline, which isn’t necessary when using fibre.