How fibre optics work in South Africa
Fibre is not new in South Africa, having been around for almost 10 years, however the availability of fibre and the cost of it has slowed its penetration. In 2016 only 10% of homes were using fibre optic technology. The South African government’s goal is to have fibre installed across the country by 2020.
The advantages of optical fibre
For many people the Internet is no longer a ‘nice to have’ but a necessity like electricity and water. The fast connectivity that fibre offers is the foundation for the development of a smart city. Optic fibre provides a high-speed bandwidth to provide you with a seamless Internet experience and offers speeds of up to 200Mbps.
Capped or uncapped fibre connection
Fibre providers will often offer capped or uncapped services. Capped services offer you a limited quantity of data. After the data has reached its limit or ‘cap’ you will have no more data left and will need to ‘to up’. Uncapped services provide you with unlimited data and are increasingly becoming more popular as users’ needs grow and so do their data demands.