There are various ways to connect to the internet and it is, therefore, important to figure out which way or ways best suits/suit your preference, lifestyle and budget. Figuring this out can be mind-boggling since there are so many terms. Here we will be taking a look at three ways we connect to the internet (Fibre, LTE and DSL) so you can choose the best option for you.
Fibre internet is any internet connection through fibre optic lines.
Fibre optic lines are small and delicate strands of glass or plastic that carry binary transmission, making them better at transferring data than copper cables.
LTE stands for Long-Term Evolution,
a GSM/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA technologies-based internet connection method, a standard for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices. It increases the capacity and speed using a different radio interface together with core network improvements. What’s great about LTE is that there is less latency in data transfer (reduced lag).
You may wonder if there are any differences between LTE and WiFi, while they’re quite unique and their common role is to give you internet access.
DSL stands for Digital Subscriber Line,
a type of broadband communications technology used for connecting to the Internet. DSL allows more data to be sent over existing copper telephone lines when compared to traditional modem lines.
This makes fibre internet services unique in comparison to other internet connection methods. Here are some of the advantages:
No phone or cable lines required.
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Reliable and fast internet speeds.
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Hardly any data caps.
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Telkom has partnered with a wide variety of fibre network providers, which expands coverage.
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WiFi gives internet access within a fixed location, works within a certain range and requires a router in order to work.
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LTE, on the other hand, allows you to access the internet whether you’re on the move or in a fixed location, as long as your internet service provider has coverage and you’re using a reliable LTE-enabled mobile device.
This makes LTE a great choice
This makes LTE a great choice if you’re constantly changing your location due to work or any other reason. The beauty is that most smartphones are already LTE-enabled. Just shop around for the most reliable that suits your budget.
In comparison, DSL is completely different from WiFi:
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DSL isn’t as fast as WiFi is, it is dependent on infrastructure and
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may pose some challenges when you want to upgrade to faster speeds, while WiFi is easily scalable should you want to do so.
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DSL is often more affordable than other internet services and with newer upgrades, it is faster than in the past.
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if you have an existing phone line, there are no new wires required for service.
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