What is a Smart Village ?
The idea of a Smart Village is that every home in a complex/estate is connected to the internet, which enables the homeowner to have access to make use modern technology in their homes.
How Does it Work?
Each home in an estate/apartment block/complex is connected to the internet, typically via Fibre Optics. By using Fibre Optics, homeowners/tenants are able to access much faster internet speeds as apposed to what the older copper infrastructure would have offered.
The Internet of Things
With a faster, more reliable internet backbone, a Smart Village offers the homeowner/tenant access to modern technology, applications and technology such as the use of Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Google Home AI assistants. The use of these technologies, brings comfort, control and more access to entertainment from either just opening an app on a smartphone or by simply saying “Alexa, please play us some Music”.
“If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again.
The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again !”
DSTV Over Fibre
What is a DSTV over Fibre ?
Mutlichoice have developed a solution that allows for a fibre-based signal distribution network. This allows for the use of 1 Single Satellite Dish in the complex/estate that connects to the subscribers decoder in their home.
How Does it Work?
The solution can either be run via a dedicated Fibre, where DSTV Data and RF Signals are sent over 2 separate Fibre cables. Alternatively, the signals can be run over 1 single Fibre cable by using Video-Overlay, this is the simpler option of the 2.
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What is FTTx ?
Fibre To The Home, Fibre To The Business, Fibre to The Neighbourhood, these are all forms of FTTx. Fibre infrastructure is currently being rolled out in South Africa, but it will take a long time until everyone is connected to a High-Speed Fibre Optic network. Right now, most homes, businesses and developments are using old Telkom Copper cables to get access to Internet and Telephony services.
Not only are these services slower than Fibre networks, but they are also unreliable and very vulnerable to theft. This often causes outages in areas that need it the most.
How it works
Conventional copper networks usually run from Telkoms Data Centre, to a local exchange and from the exchange into your home. These networks would generally only have Fibre connectivity from the Exchange to the Telkom Datacentre and run copper from the Exchange to your home.
With FTTx, you will have a Fibre Connection directly from the Data Centre, to a fibre dome/fist situated in either a drain in your road or on a telephone post. Fibre is usually run from an SDC (a Street Cabinet) where Fibre for all homes in your road/area meet and then connect to the Fibre Backbone; this fibre then gets connected into a Fibre NTU (Network Termination Unit) at your premises.
With Fibre running from point A to point B, we now have access to better speeds and more network stability, which allows for a better experience for the end-user.
In short, Fibre brings the end-user reliability, greater bandwidth and access to a lot more web services and applications due to its ability to deliver a high speed, stable internet connection.