Fibre To The Apartment is an ISP, specialising in building relationships with developers in order to supply residential buildings fibre data and communication services FREE OF CHARGE at development level. Fibre to the Apartment only offers Point to Point* fibre services, offering symmetrical and guaranteed speeds. Our no-cost solution covers all aspects of delivering First-World fibre connectivity to each apartment. This includes trenching, fibre reticulation, apartment fibre (as well as all hardware) and labour costs. The network will always be an open access network, which means that all ISP's are welcome to provide services over our network.
Fibre to the Apartment is fully ICASA licensed and a member of ISPA*.

No Costs For Our Services?

Fibre to the Apartment has built a business model based on no-cost to Developers.

We look at each development as an independent investment, calculating our return based on minimum uptake as well as the fibre appetite in the area. In return for our services, we ask that developers enter into a simple agreement allowing only Fibre to the Apartment to install and manage the fibre network.

This agreement is then ceded over to the newly created Body Corporate, thereafter Fibre to the Apartment maintains and supports the network FREE OF CHARGE. This ensures that there are little to no operational costs moving forward for the Body Corporate.

We believe that this kind of symbiotic relationship is by far the best way to get quality fibre networks installed quickly and in a cost-effective manner.

FTTA SERVICE OFFERING

Fibre to the Apartment has built a business model based on no-cost to Developers.

Our services start with a 50Mbps line with 50GB’s of data and a VoIP line for R569.00 inclusive of VAT. FTTA boasts an incredibly low top-up rate of R2.50 per GB.

  • Services from 50Mbps up to 300Mbps
  • Capped and uncapped, VoIP services, on-site and remote end-user support
  • Maintenance and up keep of the fibre network including network hardware replacements
  • Offer high speed fibre services at the current ADSL rates
  • Building-specific website, allowing clients to view all of our services and packages, follow live updates for install times, sign up for services, contact support teams as well as our FAQ page
WHAT IS A QUALITY FIBRE NETWORK?
It is important to understand that currently there is no legislation dictating the minimum requirements of an FTTH network. Due to this, many ISP’s are taking the “land grab” approach and install inferior networks as well as offer far lower costs in order to secure end-users.

These networks are known as GPON, which is a solution based on very similar technology as ADSL. As switching technology grows, these networks will need to be upgraded every 5 years or so.

GPON connects many homes to one port on a device; as user activity increases (in the evenings when everyone is home) the network slows down as all the users are now contending to break out of that one port. The superior solution to this is called P2P (Point To Point).
WHAT IS POINT TO POINT?
Point to Point is a fibre network that includes 1Gbps switches with a Gbps port for each individual home.

This means, that regardless of how many users in a residential building are home and using the internet, they do not affect each other’s speed or quality. P2P also guarantees symmetrical speeds; this means that if you order a 100Mbps service you will get 100Mbps download as well as upload speed.

That being said, the most important feature of a P2P network is that as technology progresses, and 1Gbps switching becomes 10Gbps then 100Gbps, the entire network can be upgraded by simply swapping out the switches as opposed to re-installing the entire network.

This network is more expensive to install initially, however it works out to be cost-effective over the long run.