Business Fibre

 

Connecting Your Business To Fibre

Business Fibre internet is connectivity designed to support the evolving needs of South Africa’s dynamic commercial environment, and your unique business goals. We empower your business with a fully managed, end-to-end fibre optic connection over an established, high-speed network (from 10Mbps to 10Gbps), so you can bring data, voice, video and IP-based products together into a converged solution to save money and reduce complexity. Business customers are assigned designated account managers and we offer optional service level agreements (SLAs) guaranteeing up to 100% uptime. Dual-route and custom redundant builds are available. Our network range includes dedicated services and broadband bundles. Fat Pipe Business bundles provide a range of uncapped and capped high-speed options designed for companies with high demands for quality and performance. Bundles also include a range of additional services, such as uncapped voice and mobile data.

Everything you ever wanted to know about fiber optics

Have questions about fiber optics?

Fiber optic is the future of Internet connectivity. If your enterprise depends on a complex internal infrastructure or has multiple locations, SmartPro Internet has customized solutions for you. Here are some questions and answers that will help you find out what you need to know about fiber optic. We do not expect our Web site has the answer to each one of your questions so please contact one of our expert to learn more about what fiber optic can do for your enterprise.

What is fiber optics?Made of glass or a special plastic fiber, fibre optic cables are the backbone of the fastest and most reliable Internet connectivity technology available.

How does fiber optic compare to DSL?

Depending on the service level, fiber optic can be up to 1000 times faster than DSL.  Fiber optics has no practical degradation and  fibre optic cables can transmit data over very large distances.

What does full duplex mean?

Fiber optic is always in full duplex mode which means that download and upload operations each have a dedicated channel. DSL operates in half duplex which means that download and upload operations share the same channel.

Is the fiber optic connection shared?

No, contrary to other types of cable connections, you have a dedicated fiber optic connection. Therefore your bandwidth is not shared and the speed of your connection is not affected by the network traffic of other enterprises in your vicinity.

If several employees are connected at the same time, is connection speed impacted?

No, fiber optic connections provided by SmartPro Internet deliver consistently high speed even during peak hours et when many people are using the Internet simultaneously.

Why is it important that my connection be fast when uploading as well as when downloading data?

Today, most of the information we share with business partners, employees and suppliers is either stored in large files or requires large bandwidth. Examples are promotional videos, diagrams and plans, video conference, test results in clinics and hospitals, image transfers, online training and VoIP. If your employees must wait while content is being transferred, you are not operating your enterprise at peak efficiency.

How do download times compare between DSL and fiber optics?

MEDIA TYPE AND LENGTH SIZE APPROX DOWNLOAD TIME
DSL FIBER OPTICS
1MBPS 5MBPS 10MBPS 20MBPS 100MBPS 1000MBPS (GIGABIT)
4-minutes song 4 MB 30s 5s 3s 1.5s 0.3s 0.03s
5-minutes video 30 MB 3m 40s 26s 13s 2.5s 0.2s
9-hours audio book 110 MB 10m 2m 1.5m 46s 9.2s 0.9s
45-minutes TV Episode 200 MB 20m 5m 3m 1.5m 16s 1.7s
45-minutes HDTV Episode 600 MB 1h 15m 8.5m 4m 50s 5s
2-hours Movie 1.0-1.5 GB 2h 24m 21.5m 10.5m 1.5m 8s
2-hours HD Movie 3.0-4.5 GB 6h 72m 60m 32m 4.5m 25s

Why choose optic fiber for my business?

Your employees are the key to your enterprise’s productivity. Here is why you should consider switching to a fiber optic Internet connection :

• Higher download and upload speeds for all types of files;
• More responsive interactions with Internet content;
• Large data files transmitted in record time;
• Ability to use multiple bandwidth hungry applications simultaneously;
• Ability to leverage a private cloud;
• Ability to use voice-over-IP (VoIP)

* The ability to stream multiple content sources and the quality thereof is determinedby the speed of the connection you choose.*