There are 8 major benefits of Fibre but there are three different internet connection options for business use:
Fibre is hands down the best option, but it’s not always available in South Africa, so first things first are to find out if your premises are situated in an area that has Fibre coverage.
Now, why all the hoo-ha about business Fibre? Here are at eight reasons it’s the superior choice no matter whether you’re a small business or a corporation:
#1 Fibre is affordable
Once installed, Fibre works out less expensive than copper; Fibre optics may be more expensive as a material, but in the long-run, works out cheaper than it’s copper counterpart.
It’s more affordable long-term because Fibre is not affected by electromagnetic interference (EMI), which eliminates the need for a conduit in order to get past sources of EMI.
In addition, Fibre saves layout costs, needs less equipment, doesn’t use as much electricity and maintenance costs are less than copper.
#2 Fibre is fast
Out of the three internet connection mediums (wireless, copper and Fibre), Fibre optic is faster because while copper transmits electrical currents, Fibre optic technology sends pulses of light.
In both copper and Fibre, there are changes in energy, which is how data is encoded.
Optical Fibre can transport much higher frequency ranges but copper loses signal strength at higher frequencies.
#3 Fibre provides superior cloud computing
A huge benefit of Fibre is that it allows fast, secure and stable connection to applications on the cloud, and this ultimately means higher productivity and data security from your employees.
For your staff to work efficiently in cloud applications, your business needs a fast and reliable internet connection. In fact, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette experienced the reliability of Fibre connectivity for the cloud during hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Their cloud data centres remained up and running throughout the hurricanes because of their Fibre optic network.
#4 Fibre is reliable
Fibre is the most reliable of all the internet connection mediums: it is not affected by weather, temperature or electromagnetic currents.
For businesses, this means no disruptions due to bad weather, or from other underground cables and technology.
On the other hand, when copper wires are not properly installed, electromagnetic currents are produced that can interfere with other wires and cause issues.