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Fibre Optics is the fastest!

GIBFIBRE uses FTTH technology throughout all of its services. FTTH (Fibre To The Home) is much, much faster and far more reliable than the outdated ADSL/VDSL broadband technologies The faster your broadband the more you will be able to do online.

Unlike broadband down your telephone line, the signal over fibre does not lose strength the further away you are from the telephone exchange or street cabinet. Fibre can go up to 20km before your broadband connection begins to lose strength. Therefore, fibre access gives customers the bandwidth they are paying for as there is minimal or no degradation along their broadband connection.

Fibre access networks have lower latency, which means no noticeable delay in exchanging information. This is important for applications that depend on real-time communication and high-resolution images such as video calling and online gaming.

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A whole range of benefits from Fibre

You can download HD movies in minutes, stream High Definition content with no lagging, enjoy smooth video calling; all with multiple users connected in your home at the same time.

Online gamers prefer FTTH because it gives them unique advantages – lower latency and much faster upload speeds. They can see the effect of pulling the trigger about a third of a second sooner than their online competitors using VDSL connections. As more people join in, the requirements increase: multiplayer games need higher network bandwidth to accommodate as many players as possible at any one time.

FTTH is future proof technology, in order to increase your bandwidth requirements all we need to do is change lasers in our central office. Soon headline speeds of 500Mbps/1Gbps/2Gbps download & upload speeds will be common place, this can only be achieved through FTTH. We are still to discover all the applications superfast broadband can bring, imagine what the future may be like…

FTTH for Reliability

The spinning circle on the computer screen has become synonymous with a slow or broken Internet connection. Everyone is aware that broadband over telephone cables (ADSL/VDSL) can be unreliable. And everyone knows that once a fault is experienced, it can be difficult and time-consuming to find the source of the problem.

FTTH is different. The rare problems in an all-fibre network are easily detected with equipment that can pinpoint the cause and even the location of the fault remotely, sometimes even before a customer knows there was a problem and usually without the need to send out a technician. Fibre networks are robust and immune to electrical interference – there’s less to go wrong in the first place.

The different types of Fibre broadband technologies

There are multiple types of fibre broadband technologies, the following demonstration shows the most common type of connection used by most other providers.

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* Information gathered from: FTTH Council Europe