South African consumers are spoilt for choice when it comes to looking for a speedy internet service provider (ISP) —but the pool has gotten a little more competitive since BitCo joined the pack of ISPs in 2006.
Since then, BitCo has made incredible strides in offering competitive, fast fibre, voice, and wireless internet deals for South Africans. Are you ready to learn more about one of the most advanced ISP’s in the game? Let Best Internet break it down for you!
It seems BitCo CEO Jarryd Chatz took the saying, “Children are our future” quite seriously. At only 30-years old to date, Chatz is one of the youngest CEO’s around. After he completed high school in 2009, Chatz immediately began working in the tech and internet arenas until his appointment to CEO for BitCo.
This is one key phrasing we love to see. You can enjoy BitCo fibre knowing full-well that you haven’t been subjected to a lengthy contract with confusing T’s and C’s. Opt out of the contract whenever you’d like to for ultimate flexibility.
Upload and download speeds are matched
This may not seem like a big deal — but if you’re using the internet all day for work, gaming, designing or video conferencing — you’ll appreciate that your upload and download speeds are the same. Called “symmetrical internet”, this means that tasks that fall under “uploads” and “downloads” are treated the same in terms of internet speed.
For example, sending an email (which is an upload task) will receive the same internet speed as watching a video on Instagram (which is a download task).
Read more about symmetrical internet and why it’s important.
BitCo sponsors the Proteas, South Africa’s national cricket team and, since 2018, has been the Proteas’ official internet service provider. Go team!
In South Africa, not many fibre providers have been able to offer speeds of up to 1,000Mbps ( or 1GB) because fibre technology is still in development in many part of the country. However, BitCo does offer packages including 1,000 Mbps, which is perfect for consumers looking for FTTB (fibre to the business) — or the fastest connection around.
Fibre is the fastest choice of internet, proving to be much faster than ADSL, DSL, Wi-Fi, broadband or 4G. In fact, fibre has proven to be up to 1,000 times faster than ADSL! But in the real world, how fast can fibre really be?
For instance, if you had a 20Mbps line, you could download a 45-minute episode of a TV show in 1 and a half minutes; a 9-hour audiobook in 46 seconds; or a 4-minute song in 1 and a half seconds! That’s super speedy, and we like how that sounds.
Modern fibre is made of ultra-thin cables — almost as thin as a human hair — which are made of glass. Older cables are made of copper, which have been known to be susceptible to slower speeds and even theft.
Data and information is transmitted through these cables through light signals that move at incredible speeds. There is no other method of connecting to the internet that uses this kind of technology, making fibre one-of-a-kind.
Wi-Fi and other wireless internet choices rely on radio wavelengths traveling through the air from a cell tower to your modem or router — which are often affected by weather, poor cell tower maintenance, and physical obstacles like buildings and mountains.
Because fibre-optic cables are placed underground, they are less likely to be tampered with, subject to theft, or affected by the weather. While your friend in another suburb may be struggling with her Wi-Fi because of a little rain, you’ll be streaming Netflix without a problem!
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