Broadband at home
Benefits of fibre
Online TV, high definition movies, gaming, shopping, smart home appliances - we are more connected than ever before and the internet’s role in our lives will continue to rapidly evolve. As we do more online we need better broadband speed to ensure that every member of the household is getting a great experience.
With the launch of a number of online streaming options, it is now possible that every member of the household could be watching a different programme. Faster broadband is the key to getting a good online experience and avoiding the frustration of buffering. For a growing number of South Africn households this means fibre and broadband plans of 100 Mpbs or more.
When we talk about fibre delivering faster broadband, we mean allot faster:
Broadband speed (Mbps)
As we do more and more online we really need the broadband speeds offered by 100 Mbps fibre broadband services.
To watch a standard definition TV programme online you will need broadband speeds of around 5 Mbps. For a high definition online TV programme you will need a broadband speed of around 7 Mbps or more. This is almost the capacity of many of our competitors ADSL2+ broadband connections. If others in the household are watching another programme at the same time you may experience buffering.
Fibre ensures that broadband speed is no longer an issue.
And it’s not just about watching online streaming, downloading movies, music and gaming, all becomes faster with better broadband:
Source: Ofcom Choosing your Broadband Service brochure
The first step in getting a fantastic fibre broadband experience is to chat to a TT Connect approved ISP.
If your property is in a right of way, or if you live in an apartment block, there are a few things to note when getting fibre broadband, so take a look at the consents process. Our fibre network is new and we do need to come and connect your home or business to it.
Benefits of fibre
Not only can your household be entertained by rich data on multiple devices, but you can enjoy the benefits of smart technology in your everyday life. Fibre opens up endless possibilities.
• Manage your home remotely:
Control devices in your home and operate security systems remotely from your mobile phone. Track what time the kids get home by setting electronic access to your home and your energy use by setting alerts for when you’re near your limits.
• Remote health checks:
Install medical monitoring equipment which takes automated tests and alerts your doctor if anything is wrong. In the future this may also mean a teleconference call with your doctor from home.
• Track things that matter:
Sensors can connect, diagnose and help locate your cars, lost keys, pets or even family members.
• Organise your life:
Quickly and easily back up and store all your precious photos, work files, multimedia and home videos in the cloud via any device.
• Upskill and learn remotely:
You can learn languages, attend international universities, interact in lectures, be tutored for jobs, CV writing and interview skills. Broadband over fibre lets you talk, create and collaborate simultaneously on homework and school projects with teachers from home.