6G Wireless Internet
Why wait for fibre optic broadband when you can get wireless internet?
22:26 04 February 2019
Fibre optic broadband (known as FTTP) is a new technology that enables users to connect directly to fibre optic broadband instead of traditional copper tables. It is fast and very reliable because your internet speed is no longer affected by how far your home is from the internet exchange. However, is it currently the best available option?
In many parts of the UK, internet providers are just beginning to install FTTP cables, which are expected to deliver 1Gbps. Although this promises a better broadband connection, it can take years before it can be realised. The technology requires fancy new cable to be laid out to connect homes directly to fibre optic broadband. If the technology needs updating in the future, the same process is carried out.
Wireless technology works differently from FTTP. It uses wireless transmitters that are roughly a size of a sugar packet to broadcast broadband signal to homes. These packets are set on top of a mast, similar to mobile phone towers. This means no digging and no waiting – just the fastest broadband that modern technology can achieve beamed directly to your home.