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Fibre Internet or Wireless Broadband: What’s the Difference and Which Should Malaysians Get?

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Source: WOB & Celcom

Whether you’re looking to set up an internet connection at home or reviewing your current plan, the words “fibre” and “wireless” will most likely pop up in your search. Wait, fibre and wireless got difference meh? In case you’re wondering too, yes, there is!

Furthermore, if you’re scratching your head trying to figure out the best type of internet connection for your home, then don’t worry as we got you covered. Here’s a simple guide of the differences between the two and which one best fits your home. Let’s go!

 

1. Fibre internet connection 

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Source: Celcom

So what exactly is a fibre internet connection? Well, as the name suggests, it’s an internet connection which transfers data fully or partially via fibre optic cables.

Here’s all you need to know:

  • Fibre refers to the thin glass wires found inside the protective cables which your internet provider sets up inside your house.
  • Glass wires are used because data is transferred using light signals, hence why it is sometimes called “fibre-optic”.
  • The light which carries all the data will then travel through the cable from sender to the receiver, which converts it back into its original form.

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Advantages of going Fibre

Going fibre has many pros, such as:

  • Speed. As you might expect for something that uses light, it’s super fast. Theoretically, it could reach up to 10GB per second weh!
  • It is also not affected by any loss of signal and lowers the chance of electromagnetic interference.
  • High reliability. Immune to temperature changes, severe weather and moisture,  fibre is vastly superior to the outdated copper cable connectivity.
  • Longer distance. Fibre cables are able to carry signals much farther than copper cables!

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Source: DailyMail

 

2. Wireless broadband internet connection 

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Source: Freepik

Wireless broadband, on the other hand, is a high-speed internet and data service that uses a wireless local area network (WLAN) or wide area network (WWAN).

Here are all the deets:

  • In wireless networks, data transmission happens by electromagnetic waves which communicate through space.
  • Generally, this happens through cell towers which will transfer data to your portable modem or wireless router via radio signals.
  • Currently, the fastest wireless signal uses 4G LTE bandwidth while waiting for 5G infrastructures to catch up and be more common.

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Source: yourdictionary

 

Advantages of Wireless Broadband

So why opt for wireless? Well, for starters:

  • Portability. Not having to rely upon physical cables is a huge plus. Just bring your wireless modem where ever you want to go and use it as you please!
  • Access to Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies which you can use to call and talk to anyone using the same application such as WhatsApp and others.
  • Low maintenance. You don’t need much to set up wireless broadband which usually just require a sim card and a portable modem and you’re connected!
  • Speed. Theoretically, wireless broadband could reach the same speed as a fibre connection, pending a strong signal.

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Source: NTUClearninghub

 

3. So, which one should you choose? 

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Okay, both options sound tempting but which one is best for your daily use? There are a few factors that you should consider. Ask yourselves these questions below before you decide:

  1. Do you live in a landed or high-rise home? – Fibre is the best option for high-rise homes as wireless broadband signals are weaker in these types of home.
  2. Can you live with quota restrictions? – Usually, wireless broadband has stricter data quota restrictions than fibre connectivity.
  3. Do you often travel and want to bring your home internet with you? – Then wireless broadband and its better mobility is the best option for you!
  4. How long of an internet service contract are you looking for? – If you don’t mind committing to a long-term contract, fibre gives the all-around better deal but if you prefer shorter contracts, most wireless broadband offers just that!

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At the end of the day, both have their pros and cons and it really depends on your preference! Well, no matter which one you end up choosing, why not give Celcom a try?

Offering BOTH high-speed fibre and wireless broadband internet with Celcom Home Fibre and Celcom Home Wireless Broadband, you definitely can’t go wrong with choosing Malaysia’s Best 4G LTE Network provider!

What’s more, thanks to Celcom’s 90 Days of Awesomeness, the rates are INSANE as the Home Fibre plan is priced as low as RM80/month while the Wireless one starts from RM70/month only!

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Yes way! They’re super lucrative plans too, especially for unlimited high-speed home internet! After all, everyone knows Celcom has the best 4G LTE networks in and around Malaysia after all.

From Just RM80, You Could Win a Trip to London, Seoul, Istanbul & More When You Sign Up For Celcom's Home Fibre Plan! - WORLD OF BUZZ 5

The good news just keeps on rolling too as if you sign up for a new Celcom Home plan now until 15 January 2020, you’ll automatically be in the running to win RM500,000 worth of incredible prizes too!

Here’s what they’re giving out:

  1. Grand prize: Proton X70
  2. Main prize: Holiday packages for four to…
    • London
    • Seoul
    • Istanbul and more!
  3. Daily prizes: RM200 worth of shopping vouchers

Interested? Here’s how to enter:

From Just RM80, You Could Win a Trip to London, Seoul, Istanbul & More When You Sign Up For Celcom's Home Fibre Plan! - WORLD OF BUZZ 3

Super simple weh! No contest forms to fill up whatsoever. Just sign up for either of their awesome plans and you’ll automatically be in the running!

Sounds like a deal not to be missed to us! For more information regarding Celcom’s 90 Days of Awesomeness RM500,000 worth of prizes or for details on the amazing new home fibre plan from Celcom, click here.

 

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