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Difference Between Fibre and Fixed Wireless

Difference Between Fibre and Fixed Wireless

Fibre

Also known as Fixed Line, a Fibre connection uses fibre optic cable technology. Fibre optic cable is made of glass and uses light to transmit data with speeds much faster than over the traditional copper network. Some of the additional advantages of a Fibre connection include:

  • Ability to transmit data over long distances with significantly less loss of quality than copper wire.
  •  Resistant to noise and ground currents that can interrupt signals.
  • Capable of supporting high bandwidth. This means multiple users can be online at the same time and at the same fast speeds, shorter download time, quicker upload time and a smoother online experience. (Speed may also be affected by your equipment quality, software, broadband plans and how your ISP designs its network.)

Fixed Wireless

A common misconception is that Fixed Wireless is somehow related to mobile or WiFi connectivity. In fact, the name refers to the type of technology used.

Our dedicated Fixed Wireless connection transmits data using direct microwave to beam signals from the antenna installed on your roof to one of our strategic towers that link to backhaul with fiber and offers speeds up to 50/10Mbps. Because data is transmitted by radio signals, ‘line of sight’ from the tower to your antenna is essential.

A Fixed Wireless connection is more reliable than Mobile Wireless. Fixed Wireless delivers services to a fixed number of premises within a coverage area. While Mobile Wireless may service a variable number and types of devices. So, during peak periods (when lots of people are trying to connect to the Internet) Fixed Wireless offers more reliable speeds because the bandwidth per household is more consistent.

 

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Nicholas Guarnaccia
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