What Exactly Are Fibre-Optics?

What Exactly Are Fibre-Optics?

If you’re reading this IT Blog, then there is an almost 100% chance that you know of Fibre-Optics. You’ve even probably heard the name mentioned in IT meetings, discussions around the table when Fibre To The Home (FTTH) is referenced, or simply when people talk about faster internet for media streaming, gaming or for doing business. But there is one question that many people fail to ask, and that is – What Exactly Are Fibre-Optics? Well this blog posts will help you answer that question.

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Fibre Optic vs. DSL Internet Service

Fibre Optic Cable

So, you’ve decided to make the switch from DSL Internet to Fibre, but would like to know more about how they compare to each other? Well we at MacroLan have taken the hard work out of your research and provided not only a cost, reliability and speed comparison in this blog post, but also a video at the end that will help you make the right internet service decision for your home or business.

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What is the Internet of Things?

A world where everything from a home’s appliances, to communication and transport devices do one’s bidding automatically has been the focus of many a science fiction writer’s fevered imagination over the past decades. The truth is however that this time (and the ability of inter device communication) is a lot closer now than ever before. This is all thanks to The Internet of Things, or IoT for short!

A More Convenient Place to Live

Imagine a time and place where your lights come on when you’re almost home from the office, your coffee is ready the moment you wake up, or your fridge restocks itself and your car lets you know that something is wrong. This is all possible now thanks to the some of the latest device and application tech, all of which are helping to create the Internet of Things. But how will IoT make your life easier? Let’s take a look at the IBM video below to find out more…

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How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi in your local coffee shop

Symantec is one of the most well-respected internet security companies in the world, and according to their 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, more than 1 million cyber-attacks occurred during 2015 on a DAILY basis. Although that number is alarming in itself, what is truly scary is that a large number of these attacks occurred due to Wi-Fi security concerns.

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Where is Fibre to the Home Available?

Fibre to the Home

Fibre to the home, or FTTH for short, is often referred to simply as fibre and is the installation and use of fibre optical technology to provide high-speed internet access to residential units such as houses and apartments. It is one of the fastest growing areas of the South African internet service provider industry and thanks to MyBroadband, who helped to compile this comprehensive list, we can supply you with a list of many of the South African Suburbs where FTTH is available. Please note however that the information included here might not be 100% up to date due to the ever increasing speed at which FTTH is being implemented.

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