Wireless Internet

Wireless Internet vs Fibre Optic Internet

Businesses and homes across South Africa are investing in home and business connections. With the ever-growing popularity of streaming videos and shows, online gaming and other internet-based functions, more and more people are opting for fast, reliable and affordable internet connections. There are many different kinds of internet connection technologies available on the market today, and the two leading and most reliable ones are Fibre Optic and Wireless.

What is Fibre?

Fibre is the fastest, most-reliable, most-advanced internet connection technology available on the market today. This technology is known as Fibre Optics. Optical Fibre cables are made up of tiny strands of glass fibres encased in a cable. These fibres are thinner than a strand of hair. There can be a few fibres or thousands of fibres in a single cable, and one cable can hold thousands of telephone calls. Fibre optic cables transfer data between two locations with the use of light.

What is Wireless?

Wireless is the transfer of information or data between two points. The most common technologies use radio waves to transfer data.  In easy terms, it means that data can be transferred without the use of wires; ie, wireless.

Fibre vs. Wireless

If you are looking for a good quality internet solution, Fibre and Wireless are both great options. However, there are a few differences between these two connections.


If you are looking for speed, Fibre is your best bet. A Fibre optic connection is much faster than a Wireless connection. Fibre speeds can reach up to 1Gbps.

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Fibre is much more reliable than Wireless because there is less signal loss, no electromagnetic interference, and faster speeds mean more reliability because the cables can carry a lot more data than copper cables.


Fibre is still busy being installed all around the country. Some neighbourhoods may not have access to Fibre yet, while they may have access to Wireless already. Most businesses should have access to Fibre due to the location of the business (metro areas would have access to Fibre due to increased demand). It is easy to check whether your home or business will have access to Fibre on your internet service provider’s website.


It is difficult to say which of the two connectivity types are the most affordable because each package is different and offers different services. However, if you are looking for the fastest and most reliable option, Fibre is the answer. If you don’t mind the speed or downtime, Wireless is an option too. It all depends on your internet connectivity needs.

BitCo has a wide variety of business Wireless and Fibre packages. Our Wireless is a concentrated blend of our highly reliable, uncapped, business optimised Internet.

We also have a variety of Fibre To The Home packages, all of which are uncapped and unshaped. We also offer 24/7 support and assistance to all of our customers, as well as month-to-month agreements.

Check your home coverage here and let us help you guide you into which Home Fibre line you should be using!

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