Benefits and uses

Innovative applications

Fibre can be used for applications that are not just innovative but critical for the future, such as telemedicine, home office and remote assistance.

EDUCATION

HOME
ACTIVITIES

SMART
CITIES

HEALTHCARE

BUSINESS

FULL FIBRE  VS DSL BROADBAND

Downloading a film
Full fibre: 40 seconds
DSL: 8 minutes

Downloading a music album
Full fibre: 4 seconds
DSL: 48 seconds

Uploading 100 photos
Full fibre: 28 seconds
DSL: 5 minutes

Gaming latency
Full fibre: 2 milliseconds
DSL: 30 milliseconds

Deployment steps

How connection works

The final connection involves routing a fibre-optic cable between the street and your home, where an optical termination box is mounted.

Generally, the fibre cabling follows the route of the existing telephone network, whether underground in ducts or overhead on poles.

ACCESS
NODE

Coverage:
several towns

STREET
CABINET

Coverage: by area or
neighbourhood

OPTICAL
DISTRIBUTION POINT

underground, on telegraph poles or in buildings for high rise blocks

Coverage: 5 to 6 homes

HOW IS FIBRE INSTALLED IN MY HOME?

For individual homes

The termination box is linked to a public optical connection point (normally in the street) near your home. The 5mm-diameter cable takes the same route as the copper cable from the existing telephone network.

Each home is different, which means that the configurations and connections are too. Wherever possible, engineers use the same route as the telephone network to bring the fibre into the property. But if needed, they can drill a hole through the wall and run the fibre-optic cable along skirting or doorways.

For multiple occupancy buildings

Your apartment can only be connected if an agreement has been signed with the majority of home owners or with the factors managing agent allowing the deployment of our fibre network internally.

If you are a home owner, we may need your help to contact and secure a wayleave from your factors to deploy fibre to your building.

How can I order a service?

« We are currently developing an eligibility checker which will allow you to check the status of your home or business. In the meantime, if you want to register interest and be updated once your home becomes eligible, please contact-us

You can place an order for service with one of our ISP partners.

FAQs

Why choose fibre over FTTC or 4G?

Full fibre is the most future proof technology for your home. Your broadband speed does not depend on how far your home is from your street cabinet or your nearest mobile mast. It will always be as advertised by your service provider. Fibre will give you higher speeds and unlimited downloads and will support simultaneous usage from all family members. Fibre networks are also more reliable than copper networks.

How will the cable be routed into my home?

Installation of the fibre-optic cable is unobtrusive. It can be routed in an existing duct or run along skirting.

Where is the optical termination box installed?

It is advisable to mount the optical termination box close to your TV and a power socket, within 10 meters of the building entry point, however you can speak to your engineer about placing the box elsewhere. Upon completion, you will be asked  for your feedback on the installation work.

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