What is Fibre Optic ?

Fibre optic cable consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. Fibre cables can contain up to a thousand Fibres in a single cable, with potential bandwidth in the terabytes per second.  This means that if your home or office area support Fibre you can experience faster internet access. Check on this coverage map and then contact us if you have fibre coverage and we’ll get you connected to the fibre network http://www.telkom.co.za/coverage/ftth/



Fibre to the Premises – FTTP

Fibre to the premises (FTTP) is a form of Fibre-optic communication delivery, in which an optical Fibre is run in an optical distribution network from the central Telkom Exchange/ Node all the way to the premises occupied by the subscriber. There a 2 further subsets of FTTP: Fibre To The Home FTTH and Fibre To The Building FTTB.


Fibre To The Home FTTH

The delivery of the Fibre optic is from the central Fibre exchange/ node to ones living or work space. The Fibre then gets connected to a Fibre capable router and extended to the rest of our for local area network (LAN)


Fibre To The Building FTTB

The delivery of the Fibre optic is to a property that contains multiple living or working spaces. The Fibre terminates before actually reaching the subscribers living or work space.

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