Internet penetration in South Africa is on the rise and the right to a quality connection has become paramount, but in the end, consumers don’t always know what they’re paying for.
As one of South Africa’s best-loved installers of Fibre, Link Africa is at the cutting edge of fibre optic technology, an innovation that will supplant ADSL within a matter of years.
But if you’re juggling a busy schedule, you don’t want the hassle of trying to work out what makes ADSL and Fibre different.
That’s why we’ve put together a handy guide that unpacks the two side by side, giving you a clear picture of the differences between the two.
Fibre is going to change the internet landscape in South Africa forever. It provides exponentially more bandwidth than copperbased ADSL and the speeds will continue to skyrocket. The only limitation is the infrastructure we build to support this fibre future.
Imagine being in possession of gigabit-a-second speeds running through your home. Well, for some homeowners that thought is already a reality. In three years’ time, who knows what the ceiling will be.
So, what does limitless broadband mean for you as the homeowner? How about the possibility of streaming television 24/7; an end to buffering; the ability to connect your devices to virtual reality. Soon that satellite dish on your roof will soon be a thing of the past. So too your landline, as Voice-Over-Fibre completes eliminates the need for it.
Make no mistake: the internet has become a basic human resource. South African legislation agrees and since the Electronic Communications Act (ECA) was signed into law in 2005, telecoms companies can provide internet to consumers in both public and private spaces.
At Link Africa, we have installed fibre in South Africa’s underground network of sewers and storm drains, successfully engaging local government on the issue and using the public the domain for the greater good of internet penetration in the country. But the private domain is also within our coverage, and we’re proud to be participating in an industry where competition is encouraged and where the end consumer ultimately has healthy choices to make.