What’s the speed of my optical fiber connection?
Fiber optic or Optical Fiber is used for the transmission of information in telecommunications networks. It is a highly flexible material, which can be used to make cables. The most common fibres are made of plastic or glass and both types can be used together. Glass fibres are normally used in interurban environments because they have a low attenuation.
In many countries, FTTH (fiber to the house) or fiber optic / optical fiber connections are increasingly present at the expense of ADSL lines.
The main advantage of optical fiber is the considerable increase in speed when purchasing internet service in relation to ADSL lines. Nowadays, any fiber optic offer on the market delivers a highly-reliable connection that is now more symmetrical when sending or receiving data.
At the present time, optical fiber coverage is expanding through most large cities and some smaller town in the US.
Fiber to our home
FTTH, also known as fiber to the house, is technology based on using fiber optic cables and optical systems that have been adapted to meet the requirements of households involving telephony, high-speed Internet and television.
Such technology is increasingly present all over the world, but particularly in the USA, Colombia, Paraguay, Japan, and in many European countries. Service operators have reduced the spread of ADSL lines in order to benefit fiber optic services by highlighting its speed and additional services.
There are several types of fiber optic connectors at the moment that amount to more than 80 types of fiber connectors and joints, LC, SC, Biconical ... and a very broad color code in fiber optic. Fiber installation is fast and it is usually done on the same day that the technician of the service provider is scheduled to pay the customer a visit.
Most optical fiber operators subject their customers to a certain membership period when purchasing the service.
A journey inside a submarine cable
Our Fibre Speed Test
Our fibre speed test will help you determine the speed of your fiber optic connection to the Internet. Our powerful infrastructure is prepared for a higher speed than that offered by other fibre providers. The result of the fibre speed test matches the usable bandwidth, that is, the speed at which information is transferred, which is not the same as the speed of Internet access. This is why it is so advisable to perform the fibre speed test using an Ethernet cable directly and not a Wi-Fi connection.
There are factors contributing to the decrease of the connection speed that will influence the final result of the test such as interferences, walls, etc.