Balwin Fibre is currently a pure open access fibre network operator and does not sell any internet services, we have five internet service providers who sell services over our fibre infrastructure. you can find them under our approved ISP page.
Fibre to the home (FTTH) is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fibre from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires and coaxial cable, with high speed internet access.
The digital information translated through fibre optic cables take the form of bursts of light, as mentioned above. This light data is packaged in binary format, meaning that a pulse means one while no pulse means zero.
This light data is sent using a transmitter, and during its journey, it travels through the cable using highly compacted glass fibres that are about the size of a strand of human hair. The light pulses bounce around as they travel using a phenomena called “total internal reflection.” In cases of long-distance travel (like the aforementioned cables that connect entire continents), an amplifier can be used that bolsters the signal, allowing it to survive the trip intact.
Once this light data arrives at its destination, it is then translated back into binary that can then be used by a computer.