ACT Fibernet Introduces SmartFiber Technology: The Internet of the Future

Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 · 10 mins


What is ACT SmartFiber?

In 19 of its operating cities, ACT Fibernet now offers an Internet service using groundbreaking ACT Smartfiber® technology. ACT SmartFiber® is more than just “fiber.” It is the future of broadband. ACT SmartFiber® is a revolutionary new next-gen technology that combines the best in optic-fiber technology with world-class human insights. Over a decade of customer intelligence from millions of users, ACT SmartFiber® provides the best in-home internet experience – be it streaming, work from home, gaming, file transfers, video conferencing, making every experience better and faster in every possible way.

What is ACT SmartFiber?

ACT Fibernet has analyzed real-time feedback from users in its innovation labs and continuously worked to improve its traffic patterns, data centers, last-mile connectivity, and in-home experience. With continuous iterative improvements in every aspect of technology, from network architecture, fast convergence, scalability, and adoption of the new evolution of technologies around the globe – ACT SmartFiber® is not just a wire into your home, but a gateway to superior internet usage experience.

Virtual Dedicated Speed Lanes

One of the benefits of the smartfiber technology powering ACT Fibernet connection is a high-speed Internet connection with dedicated virtual speed lanes. Which means that you don’t share your bandwidth with other users and get speeds that you’ve paid for, always! The following are the most significant advantages of having an internet connection with virtual speed lanes for your business and home are:

  • Faster Download/Upload Speeds:

    Internet connections with dedicated virtual speed lanes will be superfast and swift 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and you'll never have to worry about it being slow during "peak hours" because your home will be the only one using it.

  • MAX bandwidth:

    This means you'll never be limited in terms of bandwidth. ACT Fibernet uses virtual speed lanes to make sure you get the promised speeds rather than "up to" speeds.

Optimized for Videos:

With the increase in video streaming, there is a strong need for better speeds, data, and optimizations for video streaming. ACT SmartFiber® is optimized for video – both on streaming video (like YouTube) as well as interactive video (like Zoom/Teams calls). With this technology, you will get the best video experience for all activities like streaming movies or shows, attending a video conferencing for work or school, or surfing all at the same time.

ACT Fibernet explores all avenues to bring content in the most optimized path allowing users to stream with extremely low latency on streaming video. Some of the steps taken are constantly scanning for popular destinations by looking at traffic patterns and working with various content providers to deliver the best experience. This involves technological innovations in smart caching, peering, and other robust traffic routing technologies.

ACT’s SmartFiber technology has also accounted for larger screens and increasing usage of smart TVs, and the fact that it consumes more bandwidth. ACT SmartFiber® technology ensures that the streaming is optimized for Smart TVs, ensuring a phenomenal viewing experience in 4K, with no buffering and lags, so that users can continue to enjoy movies and shows. 24*7. For interactive video – which demands a low jitter, low packet loss, and extremely low-latency network performance for a seamless video experience, ACT SmartFiber® constantly monitors these parameters at an application and location level to provide superior video calling experience on zoom/other popular VC apps.

Self-healing Network

ACT SmartFiber®'s technology, through its robust network design and intelligent real-time monitoring system, ensures that there are no major disruptions in your connectivity. This is done by ensuring multiple redundancies, combined with automatic re-routing of traffic in case of any outages.

With a 24*7 command center that continuously and proactively analyses the network and ensures proactive network optimization so that users stay connected with superior reliable connectivity 24*7. Using auto- alert triggers and ticket assignment to network engineers, our command center creates a service edge in proactively addressing any inadvertent downtime and outages.

ACT SmartWiFi®

ACT SmartWiFi® technology, powered by WiFi6 routers, ensures increased speeds for your devices (by up to 38%) and also enables more devices to connect simultaneously. Its new intelligent protocols ensure that for each device there is optimized bandwidth available so that performance for all your applications is optimized to the maximum. Below are the advantages of ACT's Smart Wi-Fi enabled by WiFI 6, which is designed to give the quickest WiFi to all of your devices connected:

  1. Performance upgrade in multi-device homes:

    ACT SmartWifi powered by wifi6 employs frequency division multiple access (OFDMA), a significant feature that boosts overall Wifi performance. It ensures that different devices which have varying bandwidth needs (i.e. streaming vs. browsing), get their required wifi bandwidth. i.e. a streaming device will be optimised for higher bandwidth, while a mobile with text chat/email usage will be optimised differently. So overall, wifi bandwidth is smartly utilised.

  2. Better speeds and range:

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    In a dual-band configuration, ACT Smartwifi powered by WiFi 6 upgrades the number of streams to a record high of 12 across the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, whereas WiFi 5 has an 8-stream maximum. Devices with WiFi 6 get upto 38% boost in performance over their WiFi 5 equivalents.

  3. Built for smart homes and offices:

    WiFi 6 has been built to facilitate an expansion in gadgets without slowing down your WiFi connection.

  4. Superior streaming:

    WiFi 6 routers are capable of delivering numerous high-definition video sessions without the lagging, blurring, or other unpleasant problems that older WiFi technology suffers from.

Secure and Future Ready

ACT SmartFiber® technology, which provides for state-of-the-art network security by partnering with multiple global partners and implementing best-in-class tools. Its dual-stack ready (IPV4/6) technology enables better safety and future scalability for IoT. With the upgrade, all ACT SmartFiber® users will be protected by a state-of-the-art DNS security system that is synced and updated in real-time as and when new threats are discovered. This helps in protecting against botnet attacks and proliferation in customer devices as well as automatically block bad reputation/phishing/malicious sites with security concerns and protect customers.

IPv6 was introduced over a decade ago, and still, adoption has been slow. With this update, ACT Fibernet users will experience vastly improved performance, auto-configuration of devices, and increased security. ACT Fibernet has also partnered with F-secure to launch ACT Shield, which propagates the aforementioned challenges to protect its clients on both, an individual and corporate level. Hence, ACT Shield can be considered a partner that protects your data from cyberattacks with the utmost rigor. Moreover, being in association with F-secure elevates ACT Shield’s gateway protection capabilities.

Smarter Gaming

The new ACT SmartFiber® ensures the most optimized pings to all destination servers for gaming titles by continuously monitoring in-game latency on PC, Console, and Mobile across locations.

The Internet is a necessity in today’s world. With increasing internet activities, the need for a better internet experience increases. With the rise in IoT, smart homes and automation systems, users need a smarter internet connection to power their modern home systems. While not all Internet-connected smart devices will demand a large amount of bandwidth, some applications (such as video) will, putting additional strain on existing broadband networks. When you factor in additional bandwidth-hungry applications like 4K TV and video calling, it's evident that last-drop connections will need more capacity. The growth of Smart Home gadgets is growing, with more businesses releasing items that allow us to control our homes, automatically order groceries, and protect our belongings. This necessitates the use of a high-speed, dependable connection.

With ACT SmartFiber, users will always have the seamless connection without lags, buffers or jitters. With the fast changing world, choose smart fibernet to ease your internet life.

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