Fibre Internet is the new buzz word and you may have heard about it over the past few years. South Africans were very excited about the fact that they can now get “fibre” in their area as the technicians are laying fibre-optic cables on their roads.
Fibre is quickly becoming the preferred internet option, as it’s fast and reliable. The technology type uses light to transmit data through optical cables. This means that greater traffic volumes are easily transmittable with a very small effect on the actual internet speed. Fibre speeds are available up to 200Mbps, one of the fastest internet speeds around.
LTE stands for Long Term Evolution. This internet type was created for the users that want a quick alternative to get online, from any device. With LTE, you’re connecting to the internet via a mobile network. So essentially, all your modem needs is a SIM card. Home LTE is ideal for you if your area doesn’t have Fibre installed yet, or if your address is temporary. It’s quick and has a simple plug and play mechanic. Download speeds on LTE vary, but you can expect speeds between 10 and 50 Mbps, depending on the mobile network as well as which package you’re on.
ADSL is the most commonly used method of how to connect a home. This is delivered via landlines in specific areas. ADSL offers speeds of up to 40Mbps but speed also depends on where you live. An important thing to note about ADSL is that even though you may get an Uncapped package, your speed could be affected by the congestion around you at peak times of the day. However, it is a good option if you can’t get Fibre in your area and you need an uncapped connection for work, gaming, or general content consumption.
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