What’s up with all the jargon?

What’s up with all the jargon?

If you are in the market for new broadband connectivity, it can be quite daunting trying to decipher the ins and outs of what different solutions can do for you.

ADSL and Fibre Optic solutions differ vastly in performance, price and technical specification. It’s important to know what separates these technologies and which one is best suited for you.

                            ADSL                           Fibre
Speed
  • Slower connectivity speeds than fibre
  • High contention ratio
  • Up to 10 240 kbps
  • Unlimited bandwidth
  • Low contention ratio
  • Guaranteed connectivity
  • Medium Copper wire Fibre Optic
    Capped vs Uncapped Capped and/or Uncapped Uncapped
    Stability
  • Affected by climate
  • Signal strength dependent of the distance from the exchange
  • Stable and unaffected by weather conditions or distance from the nearest exchange
    Flexibility The speed and strenght of an ADSL line is highly dependent on the distance to exchange Flexible bandwidths, scalability and future proof solution
    Upload vs Download Asymmetrical Symmetrical
    Suitable for Email, Internet browsing, small to medium size file transfers and downloads, Skype calls with video Demanding Internet users, large file transfers and downloads, HD streaming, Video conferencing