What is Fastest Fibre?
Fastest Fibre is a fibre internet comparison site. We don’t own any fibre networks and we don’t sell fibre broadband connections. We offer people the opportunity to compare uncapped fibre internet packages including fibre deals from leading ISPs like WebAfrica, RSAWeb, Afrihost and Vodacom. We also provide analysis of ISP reviews, articles on the latest fibre news, jargon-busting articles on fibre terminology (like jitter, MPBS, packets etc.), and niche comparisons like fibre for gaming and streaming video. From maps of the city (e.g. Cape Town) to local areas we give you the information that you need to help find the fibre deals that suit you best.
What are the Benefits of Fibre?
Fibre provides a fast and reliable internet connection. Nowadays it’s also uncapped and unthrottled which means you can enjoy as much streaming and internet browsing as you like at any time of the time without a cap on the amount you can download or the speed at which you can download it. You can also connect multiple devices on a single connection so you don’t have to worry about members of the family or your partner slowing the line down. Equally beneficial for people working from home is the clear and uninterrupted connection that fibre offers.
What’s the difference between a fibre network and a fibre ISP?
Generally, there’s a separation between the network providers that provide fibre cable (the roads of fibre if you like) and the fibre internet service providers (ISPs) who get your data from point A to point B at a certain speed (the cars in this analogy).
There are over 15 fibre networks in South Africa, so quite a few to choose from. That said, you are restricted by the networks available in your area and ISPs that package those deals so that they’re read-to-use. Prominent networks include Openserve, Octotel, Frogfoot, Vumatel, Zoom and Mistol. Others fibre networks include Lightstruck and Linklayer. Without adding too much confusion to the mix, you’ll find the very large well brands like Telkom who act as both a Network (laying the fibre cable) and an ISP (selling fibre packages to the end user). Prominent ISP fibre packages can be found from leading providers like WebAfrica, Afrihost, RSAWeb and Vox.