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KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 (Bernama) -- Fibre optic broadband that travels at the speed of light is projected to provide faster and more reliable internet service.
Allo Technology (Allo) chief network officer Muhammad Mohd Yunos said this would have the potential to increase public confidence to use fibre optic broadband instead of wireless broadband.
"Fibre optic transmits any data like pictures, videos and texts in the form of light through an optical fibre channel and converts it back to its original form when it reaches the user.
"So it is very fast and suitable with the development of the current applications like video streaming, video games and so on.
"It is also not affected by any weather changes, electromagnetic interference or radio waves,” he said in a Bernama Facebook Live programme titled "Internet dan Anda: Kelebihan Internet Jalur Lebar Gentian Optik Tetap” (Internet and You: Advantages of Fixed Fibre Optic Broadband Internet).
Muhammad said that through the City Broadband brand, Allo offers internet at a speed of up to 1Gbps (one gigabit per second) to users and 10Gbps for enterprises.
"The main advantage of fibre optic broadband is its speed. This is in comparison to wireless broadband, which uses fourth-generation (4G) technology that can only achieve a speed of 100Mbps (100 megabits per second).
"In addition, wireless broadband uses radio waves to transmit data and it can be affected by the weather, terrain and building structures,” he said.
He said Allo had successfully connected more than 180,000 premises in Melaka, Perak, Kedah, Penang, Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Johor with the fibre optic broadband network under the initiative of the National Digital Network Plan (JENDELA).
“Allo targets to connect up to 300,000 premises under JENDELA, with plans to expand its footprint to the east coast of the Peninsula,” he said.
Allo, which is a subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), provides a fibre optic network of almost 25,000 kilometres (km) throughout Peninsular Malaysia using the latest optical technology, namely dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) that is capable of accommodating higher data capacity for a larger number of customers.
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