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Role of optical fiber in bringing you incredibly fast internet

Fiber Optic Internet

From Dial-up to Fibernet, internet technology has rapidly evolved for the better. Imagine a day where you don’t need internet tech support because of minimal internet downtime, you can stream without buffering across ‘n’ number of devices, and you enjoy equal upload-download speeds. What if we told you, that this is not a figment of imagination and this day has arrived thanks to fiber internet?!

Optical fiber cable has enabled fastest connection speeds ever known to mankind. The technology is relatively new in India, so you may have plenty of doubts in your mind about its significance. Let’s delve deeper into the world of Fiber Internet to understand how it can simplify our lives for the better:

What’s the technology behind it?

The most common mode of data transmission in India is using copper cables (existing telephone lines). Which is why you get broadband coupled with a fixed line telephone connection from your ISP. Despite numerous advancements from DSL to VDSL2+ there are still several limitations with copper cables pertaining to limited bandwidth, interference, attenuation, and latency. The traditional means of using copper cables could transmit a limited amount of data because they were meant to transmit only voice. On the contrary, optical fiber cables are solely used for data transmissions as they are made of pure glass and are thinner than a strand of human hair. This ensures that there is negligible interference, minimal breakage, and the transmission is faster, reliable, and less error prone thereby delivering high-speed internet. Because of their efficiency, these cables are currently the fastest way to carry wide bandwidth signals in GHz range. Thus, the launch of superior fiber optic technology has initiated a Giga-Era in the country with far higher bandwidth offering incredibly fast internet speeds.

Role of Optical Fiber:

  • High Speed:

    Almost a year ago, Google launched “Faster”, an undersea optical fiber cable connecting US west coast with Japan which can transmit 60 terabytes of data per second. That’s near about 10 million times faster than the best internet connection we have in the country. You might have heard about Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH), it is the same “Fiber Optic” technology that transmits the entire world’s internet traffic via under-sea cables. While winter is coming, internet of the future has already arrived in India!

    Additionally, with Fibernet we offer symmetric upload and download speeds which means you can really enjoy lightning fast internet irrespective of your usage. For instance, if you use the internet for professional reasons, slow internet connections can affect your efficiency. Also, nowadays people are more likely to upload content to the cloud servers or make calls while downloading content as they work online. So, such heavy demands can be easily met via fibernet.

  • Bandwidth:

    Fiber internet offers sky high bandwidth. Literally. This means you could stream HD quality content, use internet across multiple devices, applications that upload to cloud, and enjoy high data caps within your monthly internet budget as and when you want. Indicators of slow bandwidth are buffering videos, pixelated content, delays, lagging in page load time, and most commonly inability to download/upload larger sized files.

  • Bridging Distances:

    From ERP to SaaS and from Social Media to Gaming, you could have any reason to need a high-speed internet connection. Fiber optic cables tackled many internet issues first-hand so there is practically minimal/no interference assuring consistent internet connectivity. Also, the signal strength of these cables does not degrade over distance, unlike copper cables.

Can it improve your life?

Keeping all the advantages aside, in terms of costs, the price gap between fiber optic cables and copper cables is gradually diminishing as more and more people understand its cost efficiency wrt performance. As they enjoy uninterrupted internet, the slight price difference that exists makes up for the fact that there is very little or no maintenance required on a fiber cable network for a long period of time. The only limitation as of now is that its availability across all cities restricted. Things are rapidly changing with the ever-increasing demand for high-speed internet. Over a short span of time, the penetration of fiber internet pan India will increase manifolds.

VoIP, VoD, Web Conferencing, Gaming, Bots, Home Security Systems, Remote Applications, Cloud-based services, Social Media, and Internet of Things have encapsulated our lives in this web of internet. So, upgrading to fiber internet is no longer a choice but a necessity for avid users. If you have consistently high internet usage especially across multiple devices then fiber internet is the best solution. The fact is, you may be already paying equivalent or more for a lesser speed/lower bandwidth internet connection. It is high time you switched to a better, faster & more reliable internet connection.

Let us know your thoughts, share which city you currently reside in, and shout out to us if you’re ready for fiber internet. If your area as Fibernet connectivity, we’ll happy to welcome you aboard!

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