Fiber to the home , also abbreviated as “FTTH”, is the installation and use of optical communication fiber cable from a central point directly to individual residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide unprecedented high-speed Internet access. FTTH dramatically increases the connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies currently in common use.
Fibre is up to 250 times faster than today’s basic broadband. Upload and download speed is more or less the same, which is great for video conferencing via Skype and for remote working. Fibre future proofs your home.
Rolling out a fibre network makes it possible for CCTV cameras to be placed throughout the community, which will help to fight crime and can play a significant role in improving the overall security in the areas they cover.
Rapidly download and live stream your favourite HD TV shows, movies, games and music via the Internet.
VOIP (Voice over IP) cuts your phone bill by making calls locally and internationally from your home at a fraction of current costs but with crystal clear quality.
Mobile phone coverage (which we all know is very poor in the Constantia Valley) can be improved with the installation of decentralised mini-antennas mounted on, for example, camera poles and traffic lights – they are powered through the fibre network. This is a very viable means of addressing environmental and health concerns associated with large cellphone masts in residential areas.
Smart metering and home automation allows home owners to upgrade into smart homes, with remote control for alarms, devices, lights, appliances, and measuring of water and electricity consumption remotely.