Fiber optic or LTE modems: What’s the difference?
Tamaani is now offering a more efficient connection by using fiber optic or LTE modems technologies. But, what’s the difference between these two?
The Fiber optic network is linking our centrally located facilities to most homes and buildings of a village. An optic network terminal (O.N.T.), the fiber optic modem, connects your home or building to the fiber optic network. This fiber optic modem is usually located in your home or building mechanical room. This fiber optic modem system employs either Wi-Fi with a built in router, or a wall socket to connect to your device.
The fiber network compares with a telephone or a cable network, but it is more modern. Instead of using a copper cable, the network employs a fiber optic cable to carry the electromagnetic signal. This signal is transmitted by a laser light through the fiber cable. Therefore, such process offers greater speeds and stability.
LTE modems connect to LTE antennas in each of the communities wirelessly. Each of these modems has a built in router, giving the user a Wi-Fi option, and also has LAN ports on the modem in case you want to plug directly to the unit.
The LTE network is made up of antennas on towers in each of the communities. Since these LTE transmitting antennas have a longer range, fewer are required (as compared to previous technology). Therefore, with fewer components to maintain, the LTE technology is more reliable. Each antenna also provides greater capacity for network traffic, which means greater speeds along with the stability.
In brief, Tamaani uses two technologies for the same goal: more efficient Internet services.