FWA or Optical Fiber? Difference between offers and how to choose for home connection

Here are the features and differences between the fiber optic and FWA offers and how to choose the best option for home connection

  OFFER FWA FIBER FOR THE HOME INTERNET CONNECTION IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN VARIOUS TECHNOLOGIES TO MAKE INTERNET ACCESS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF MAXIMIZING THE SPEED BY USING THE OPTICAL FIBER OR TO TURN THE COVERING PROBLEMS BETWEEN THE FWA TECHNOLOGY. HERE'S HOW TO CHOOSE THE DOMESTIC CONNECTION BASED ON THE COVERAGE AVAILABLE IN YOUR HOME AND YOUR CONNECTIVITY NEEDS.

for the home internet connection it is essential to be able to count on a technology capable of guaranteeing a good browsing speed, both in download and upload. It all depends on the coverage in your area. The network ADSL , widespread throughout the national territory, it is now obsolete due to the limited connection speed (just 20 Mbps in download and 1 Mbps in upload at best) and usually very high latency. Fortunately, there is no shortage of alternatives.

For the home connection, in fact, it is possible to rely on the FTTH optical fiber (Fiber to the Home) or, secondly, to the mixed fiber branch FTTC (Fiber to the Cabinet), a technology that uses optical fiber up to the street cabinet and, subsequently, uses the copper network to reach the user's home. Optical fiber is now more and more widespread in Italy and reaches almost all the main inhabited centers, the largest municipalities and the most crowded tourist destinations. Furthermore, where FTTH does not arrive, FTTC copper mixed fiber is often available.

In all those areas where FTTH and FTTC are not available, however, there is an alternative to the ADSL network. This is the FWA - Fixed Wireless Access connection technology which allows a wireless connection between the user's home and the operator's road cabinet. This system eliminates the problems of poor coverage, guaranteeing even those who live in more remote areas the possibility of accessing the Internet at high speed.

Here, then, are the differences in terms of performance and offers between optical fiber and FWA for the home connection:



FIBER OPTICS, FWA AND ADSL: THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CONNECTION

In choosing the best home connection, you can come across various technologies. In principle, it is always recommended to activate offers that provide the best technology, i.e. the one that offers the fastest possible connection. The following options are available to users:

  • FTTH optical fiber : the connection uses a connection made entirely of optical fiber with a maximum speed of up to at least 1000 Mbps in download and 200 Mbps in upload but with different operators it is possible to exceed these thresholds; FTTH fiber has good coverage of the national territory but is still very far from being able to offer widespread coverage
  • Mixed fiber branch FTTC : this is the first alternative to the optical fiber connection and provides that the last part of the connection, between the operator's road cabinet and the user's home, is made of copper; the maximum speed is 200 Mega in download e 20 Mega in upload ; this technology has greater coverage than FTTH
  • ADSL : the connection is made entirely in copper with a maximum speed of 20 Mega in download e 1 Mega in upload ; coverage is very high but poor performance makes the technology in question obsolete
  • TIME : the connection is made in optical fiber up to the operator's repeater while in the last section a wireless connection is made through the installation in the user's home of a connection device (antenna + modem router) provided directly by the operator; the maximum speed varies according to the offers but it usually is over 30 Mbps in download and can go up to 1000 Mbps in download as appropriate

In choosing the best Internet connection, it is therefore essential to always check coverage by consulting the website of the operator who proposes the offer you want to activate. Only in this way, in fact, is it possible to discover the technology available at your home address and accurately evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each individual offer. In principle, for the home connection, you need to follow these guidelines to choose the best solution:

  • the best choice is FTTH optical fiber, technology that offers the best possible connection today
  • in case of unavailability of the optical fiber, you can focus on the mixed copper fiber FTTC which offers good performance (up to 200 Mega in download)
  • the FWA network is always the right option when FTTH and FTTC are not available as it offers significantly higher performance than ADSL
THE BEST OPTICAL FIBER OFFERS AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET

To identify the best fiber optic offers available on the market, you can rely on comparator of SOStariffe.it per fiber optic offers . Thanks to the online comparison, it is possible to identify with the utmost precision the best rates to activate to minimize connection costs and make the most of the optical fiber. The options available to users are many with many offers to be activated to access the Internet at high speed.

Among the best offers to take into consideration we find Super Fiber by WINDTRE which provides an unlimited connection via the FTTH network or via the FTTC network, also adding a telephone line and, for new customers, one year of Amazon Prime for free. The offer proposed by WINDTRE has a periodic cost of €26.99 per month but for the former WINDTRE mobile network customers it is possible to take advantage of an additional bonus by activating the offer a €22.99 per month and also getting unlimited Giga for free.

Also not to be underestimated is the offer of Vodafone that proposes Internet Unlimited . The offer includes a telephone line with free calls and an unlimited connection via FTTH fiber optic network or FTTC network. The cost of the offer proposed by Vodafone is €27.90 per month but there is a discount a €24.90 per month per existing Vodafone mobile network customers. Note that it is possible to customize the offer with some options, such as Vodafone TV, and that modem and activation are free.

Fastweb, on the other hand, proposes Fastweb Casa Light. The offer in question includes the telephone line and an unlimited connection via FTTH or FTTC. The periodic cost of Fastweb's offer is €25.95 per month with activation and free Wi-Fi modem. To have unlimited calls, you can add 3 euros per month while a Fastweb SIM can always be added to the fixed network subscription starting from 7.95 euros per month with 150 GB in 4G and 5G.

THE BEST FWA OFFERS AVAILABLE ON THE MARKET

When the FTTH optical fiber and the FTTC mixed fiber are not available, it is possible to focus on the FWA network which offers a much faster and more complete Internet connection than solutions that provide access via ADSL network. Finding the right offer for home connection is really simple, even when you choose to use the FWA network.

The right way is, once again, that of online comparison. For Internet access via the FWA network, you can find the best offers by consulting the comparator of SOStariffe.it per offerte Internet wireless which allows you to get a complete overview of the rates available on the market right now.

There is one of the most interesting offers Linkem Promo Easy which guarantees an unlimited FWA connection with a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps and a telephone line with unlimited calls. The cost is € 19.90 per month for the first 12 months. After the promotional period, the offer is renewed at a cost of 24.90 euros per month. Note that the modem is included while the activation is 48 euros, spread over 12 months.

The offer is also not to be missed Fastweb Casa Light FWA. The offer in question allows you to access the Internet via the FWA network with a maximum download speed of 1 Giga. The offer proposed by Fastweb has a periodic cost of €19.95 per month with activation of 2 euros per month for 20 months. The modem, necessary for the connection, is included in the price.

Davide Raia – SOStariffe.it

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