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Fibre, Ethernet and wireless. What the?!

What is the difference between Fibre, Ethernet and Wireless?

Do you need a fast and reliable internet service for web browsing, downloading or uploading business information online at lightning speeds? Or are you about to move location and are unsure of your options for internet connection?

Can you confidently explain the difference between Fibre, Ethernet and Wireless?
(If not, it’s okay: just read on!)


Fibre is the best solution for uncompromised Internet & Networking connectivity. Fibre is a symmetric service not only offers reliability and high performance download/upload speeds of up to 1 Gbps, but can be configured to help support and optimise key organisation services and applications.

Ethernet Network:

Ethernet is  a computer networking technology for local area (LAN) and larger networks. An Ethernet provides a great connectivity platform for IP Telephony, Intranets, Remote desktop users and Disaster Recovery.


Wireless refers to the transfer of information between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor. Wireless networking is used to meet many needs. Perhaps the most common use is to connect laptop users who travel from location to location. Another common use is for mobile networks that connect via satellite. A wireless transmission method is a logical choice to network a LAN segment that must frequently change locations. The following situations justify the use of wireless technology:

  • To span a distance beyond the capabilities of typical cabling,
  • To provide a backup communications link in case of normal network failure,
  • To link portable or temporary workstations,
  • To overcome situations where normal cabling is difficult or financially impractical, or
  • To remotely connect mobile users or networks.

Other important terms:

  • High Performance: With speed options available (up to 1Gbps), Private networking services are ideal for business with challenging connectivity and performance requirements.
  • Centralise Costs & Management: By using a Private Network, not only do you centralise your network connectivity costs, but you also in the process remove the hassle of managing different network providers for each branch office.
  • Shared Application Services & Remote Computing. Private networks can provide a fast and reliable network platform for shared application services; allowing employees to get access to corporate network applications while out of the office or in remote branch offices.
  • Traffic Routing & Security. As all network traffic can be securely and privately routed to its destination, this allows Black Knight to removing performance and security issues associated with traditional public networks. This leads to a more secure environment then a traditional network.
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