What line speed do I need?

What line speed do I need?

What line speed do I need?

 

How to choose the Correct Fibre Line Speed for your home.

Fibre has changed the way we interact with the world on a variety of levels. We are able to work, shop, socialise and entertain ourselves in ways never before seen.

Fibre is changing the way we use the internet in manners highly beneficial to you, the user.

 

How do you figure out which is the correct line speed for you?

Line speed refers to the amount of data sent through fibre optic cables traveling at the speed of light with fibre speeds ranging from 10Mbps to 10Gbps.

 

Under 10 Mbps:

These speeds are similar to those on ADSL lines but with a higher reliability percentage. These speeds are best used for simple home practices and can be utilised by up to three people on the internet at one time for web searches, checking email as well as social media enjoyment. Occasional media downloads and streaming can be used by one or two people at a time in HD.

Suited best for:

  • Two to three devices
  • Checking email
  • Browsing online (including social media)
  • Occasional media downloads (photos and music)
  • Occasional streaming on YouTube, etc.
  • Streaming for one user at a time

 

10Mbps – 40Mbps:

This speed bracket begins to show the differences between fibre and ADSL lines. Possibilities begin with 4k video streaming for one device unrestrictedly with HD streaming of videos being used by up to five devices at a time. This bracket is ideal for less serious gamers who need reliable and fast speeds. These speeds are more capable of web browsing, social media as well as voice and video calls.

Suited best for:

  • Three to five devices
  • Media-rich data downloads
  • HD Streaming
  • Working online in real time
  • Email
  • Browsing
  • Social Media
  • VoIP calls
  • Video chat

 

50Mbps – 100Mbps:

These speeds show the true capabilities of fibre. The only comparable communication technique would be talking to someone face-to-face. These speeds are highly beneficial to homes with heavy internet use and multiple users. You are able to stream HD videos on multiple devices as well as high speed media downloads. Video chats with zero lag time are experienced by many users at the same time.

Best suited for:

  • Multiple data-intensive devices (as in a big company)
  • Media-rich data downloads at High Speeds
  • HD Streaming by multiple users
  • Working online in real time
  • Email
  • Browsing
  • Social Media
  • VoIP calls
  • Video chat with zero lag times by several users at once