With more people working from home and more children choosing to homeschool, the demand for fast and efficient Wi-Fi continues to grow and grow. We share some businesses that offer fibre to your home, enabling you to connect even better!
123NET Fibre: Exploring Today’s Technology for Tomorrow’s Potential
Fibre optic internet is a data connection carried by a cable filled with thin glass or plastic fibres. Data travels through them as beams of light pulsed in a pattern (like Morse code, but much faster). There are limits to the speed and distance copper can be used, whereas we have not reached the limits of fibre optic.
Fibre internet works by splitting files, like movies and games, into data packets of zeroes and ones as laser flashes. This Morse code-type signal is pushed into the one end of a plastic or glass filament. The ‘wire’ is about as thick as one strand of human hair. A special sheath (cover) called cladding keeps the beam of light inside the filament. It bounces off the walls and pops out the other end where a modem (fibre network box) decodes the light into a form your computer can understand.
The 123NET Fibre network uses GEPON technology. The network speed of each customer is one Gbps. That’s 10 to 20 times speedier than the 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps cable most of us know now. For a concrete fibre optic versus cable internet speed comparison, see the list below. It shows how long it takes to download a two-hour movie on fibre optic versus on ADSL/cable internet.
Time to download a two-hour HD movie:
- Fibre optic internet speed at one Gbps: 40 seconds
- Cable internet speed 100 Mbps: seven minutes
- DSL speed 25 Mbps: 30 minutes
- 4G LTE speed 35 Mbps: 25 minutes
123NET takes this even further with our own in-house developed network and bandwidth control technology. For the first time in SA, our exclusive plans consist of three different independent bandwidth lines – International, National/Peering and Local.
For example, a customer using a 15 Mbps (Megabits per second) based plan (Home S – R499/pm) could potentially download simultaneously from servers from three different networks, resulting in a total bandwidth of 45 Mbps. You can watch Netflix (Local) and download a game from Steam (Peering), stream YouTube (Peering) and watch some remote TV service (International), all at the same time. These will be automatically pushed on the three independent bandwidth lines.
Top five reasons to get on 123NET now:
- Fibre technology today.
- No throttling and no data caps.
- Same speed for download and upload.
- Affordable and better pricing.
- Customer-oriented care and support.
010 880 2455
Fibre optic technology delivers high-speed data through glass cabling which makes it more stable and reliable, unlike ADSL which uses a copper cable that is subject to damage and theft. Fibre internet allows you to surf the net through fibre-optic cables. Those cables then send data to and from your computer by harnessing the power of light.
Why should you get Vodacom Fibre? Fibre is faster, more stable and more reliable than ADSL. It is capable of carrying large data loads with speeds of up to 100 Mbps. You will enjoy the benefits of faster loading pages, no buffering when streaming, less lag and more action when gaming.
- Super-fast and uninterrupted internet connectivity.
- Free installation and activation with router.
- Free LTE connection for one month while you wait.
- Affordable voice calls.
Shop online, play online gaming and have movie nights and karaoke nights with Vodacom Fibre from R449 per month for uncapped fibre.
Visit us today in-store or SMS “Fibre” to 33457 and we will call you back! Or, email us on KZNFibre@vodacom.co.za and you’ll get a free LTE connection for one month while you wait!
With Vodacom Fibre, additional Wi-Fi solutions may be required to enhance coverage throughout the home. FUP applies. Battery duration may vary depending on the number of devices connected. For full terms and conditions visit our website.
Terms and conditions: pricing valid 7 July 2020 to 7 August 2020. Look out for renewed pricing in-store or on www.vodacom.co.za. All contract deals are subject to signing a 24 or 36-month Vodacom Contract (as per selected deal available on the given option) and a once-off SIM and connection fee of R204 on all new contracts. VAT inclusive. Subscription.
060 788 0239
Bundu NetworX: Defining Connectivity through Fibre
Bundu NetworX is an ISP based in Kwazulu-Natal. We have been supplying internet to home and business customers since 2005, not only to the coastal areas, but to outlying and hard to reach parts of Kwazulu-Natal too. We can proudly say that we have supplied internet from sea level to the top of Sani Pass and a lot of areas in between!
Fibre to the Home (FttH) is being rolled out by various ISPs. Despite the initial inconveniences of suburbia being disrupted by pavements and driveways being dug up to put cabling in, fibre optic is a tool being used a lot more in homes.
Whilst the demand for access to downloads, Netflix, YouTube, Facebook and other social networks increase year on year, more and more people are being encouraged to work remotely. This means faster speeds and more data are required in order to facilitate this.
Every ISP has a different way of doing the provision of equipment. Some may charge an initial cost for installation and equipment, others may factor it in if you are signing a contract with them, or some may charge just for the service and leave the equipment to your cost. Whilst we charge you for your installation, we do not hold you to any contract. This comes with the value-added service of a dedicated customer service team and a readily available support desk. Our telephone lines are open six days a week and email support is available seven days a week.
Line speed is measured in Megabits per second (Mbps) ranging from 5 Mbps to 200 Mbps. The higher the speed, the more it is likely to cost. If you’re not into TV streaming or downloading and uploading big files, a 10 Mbps line will do, but if you’re accessing the internet for work or taking part in online gaming, a faster internet connection at 50 Mbps or even 100 Mbps is a good idea to prevent frustration and buffering.
We provide superior internet speeds backed by 15 years experience, at highly competitive prices. All of our services are uncapped and data is unlimited. Signing up with us is as simple as sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your physical address, contact number and email. If you are looking for a partner to help you choose your connection to the information highway, why not contact us to see how we can assist you?
073 001 5133 / 087 555 9500