Who doesn’t want to send and receive data in the blink of an eye? Who is ever happy to see the spinning circle on their screens? How do you think the ISPs plan to satisfy their customers?
Media is becoming richer and more interactive in an effort to increase engagement (on demand videos, music, games, anywhere, anytime). There’s a huge rise in consumption of new media like Netflix, Prime, online news portals, etc. People want to download high quality videos and pictures without any disruption.
Businesses cannot bear a lag in the connection even for a second as they are making and losing money in a jiffy.
Cities and buildings are becoming smart, homes are becoming digital.
Are coaxial cables and DSLs capable to support such needs? Nothing can be smart without internet and traditional broadbands have become a substantial limitation.
What is the solution for meeting the unprecedented demand of the future?
In the times where people need connectivity as much as oxygen, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that FTTH is the future of the internet because it transfers data at lightning speed, reliably and securely. It is completely capable of meeting the demands of the future.
What is FTTH and how it works?
The FTTH (fiber to the home) is a technology that uses optical fiber directly from the central point to the residential premises. It uses light to transfer data unlike other broadband solutions that use electricity instead, making it a much faster and more reliable solution. Hence, when the data transfers it leads to higher internet speed which ranges from 5 Mbps to 100 Gbps.
Such optics-based systems can deliver a multitude of digital information much faster and reliably compared to traditional copper cables and modems. Copper cables are capable of handling high bandwidth but only at a short distance. They start to degrade their bandwidth carrying capability after a few 100 meters. Optical fiber cables comprise of glass pieces that are strategically placed to reflect light and thus can carry a potentially limitless amount of bandwidth across limitless distances.
Bandwidth is the amount of data which can be transmitted over an internet connection in a given amount of time. It is calculated in megabits per seconds (Mbps). It should not be mistaken with the speed of the internet as it is the volume of information that can be sent in a measured amount of time.
It is rare to find FTTH connections of less than 100 Mbps.
Fiber v wireless
Research indicates that slow internet connections cost employees one week per year of productivity.
Multiply this number with the number of employees at your workplace and imagine how big the loss is and how it could have been spent on doing something much more productive rather just waiting for the files to load.
What’s important is that your network isn’t the source of limited productivity. Below are the reasons why fiber is better than traditional broadband services:
Unreliable Internet connections can have real costs to businesses. Any amount of unplanned downtime can bring business communications and productivity to a complete stop.
Quality of your connection is the top benefit you get with fiber over wireless as its signals barely degrade the further it moves from the source of connection. With copper, at a certain distance, you run out of signal.
Fiber-optic Internet is not susceptible to inclement weather conditions, which can damage or stall data transmission via copper cabling. Fiber is also resistant to human or electrical interference unless fibers are physically cut.
Copper circuits can be tapped, and data can be intercepted without you knowing it but fiber has the ability to maintain a much more secure network. The only way to disrupt fiber optic internet is to cut a cable due to which the entire system is impacted allowing you to identify faults and react accordingly.
Being five times smaller and twenty times lighter, fiber optic cables are much easier to install. They allow for easy upgrades of equipment as new cables can be laid over the original fiber. Hence, it’s a great solution for growing business and expanding network.
It is believed that fiber is an expensive alternative. Yes, the initial costs are high for installing but overall costs are lower than other options.
Fiber cables require less for maintenance costs as they’re resistant to corrosion, making their connection much more reliable. Once fiber is installed, it may not have to be replaced for many decades.
With consistent growth in fiber usage, prices will continue to move at competitive levels, making it, even more, cost-effective.
CLOUD ACCESS REQUIREMENTS
Businesses that work with clients or prospects in real time or with global workforce cannot afford to have delays in accessing or uploading information to ‘the cloud’. Today cloud computing has become a major tool for businesses across the world. Broadband for its service interruptions can become a poor choice for cloud reliance. Such businesses would benefit from fiber internet.
BENEFITS OF FIBER
The benefits of fiber are as limitless as is its speed and reliability that empower the flow of new services and content that enhances the quality of life, contributes to a better environment and increases competitiveness.
It is widely acknowledged that FTTH is the only future-proof technology when it comes to bandwidth capacity, speed, reliability, security and scalability.
A Greener and Reliable Solution
Fiber has minimal ecological impact, reduces waste, consumes very little energy, and helps decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Most importantly, fiber infrastructure is very sustainable. It can more easily withstand the elements, such as snow, rain, and wind, meaning repairs are needed less often.
Opens Door to Many New Opportunities
Access to high bandwidth, as well as symmetrical bandwidth, creates opportunities to develop and exploit many new types of services and applications.
Cloud Reliance/Faster Access to Cloud
The speed and bandwidth capabilities of fiber Internet mean faster access to your data and applications stored in the cloud. Hence, no longer face delays with communicating with prospects or customers.
Keeps you Connected with those who Matter the Most
Just imagine being able to send family videos or detailed images as quickly as you can receive them, in the blink of an eye. Yes, fiber internet makes it possible.
No More Wasted Hours at Work
When it comes to business communications, fiber optic internet can increase productivity while reducing latency.
Save Costs with Saved Time
Hence, you will save lacs of rupees knowing a slow and unreliable connection can be replaced with fiber which will save your employees a week’s time which they had otherwise simply lost due to poor connectivity.
Think how easier the life will become if you have a secure internet connection which supports your medical checkups, online classes, running business from home, online games, as and when you want.