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What is GIG or GB?

It is the amount of Bytes or size of a file or application on the Internet.

This is approximately 300 songs, 1500 average MS Word or MS Excel documents or about 10,000 e-mails without attachments.

Fixed IP / Dynamic DNS?

Telkom does not provide provides Fixed IP addresses on ADSL connections. Unless you are running a VPN.

However we do provide DynamicDNS to our customers, this is effectively the same/similar to Fixed IP addresses.

Most customers want fixed IP addresses so they can access their machines at the office or Home from the Internet, with the IP address changing every 24 hrs makes this a bit of a problem. DynamicDNS Software runs on a PC/Server and checks the ADSL Routers IP address every 10 Minutes if the software finds that the IP address of the router has changed it automatically updates your dns address on our servers. So you are able to access your Servers remotely at anytime by using a dns name IE “server.yourdomain.co.za” instead of an IP address.

Worst Case Scenario is that if the IP address changes and the DDNS software has just checked the IP address just before the change, then your dns will not be updated for a 10 minute period. Considering that your IP address only changes once every 24 hours this makes it an ideal alternative to fixed IP addresses.

We currently run this for all our SMB customers who run servers like Microsoft Small business Server, and other Mail Servers at their offices, they are able to run VPN Sessions, remotely access documents, email etc just the same as a Fixed IP address.

What is Wireless Fibre?

Its the combination of fixed wireless, high speed microwave and fibre optic technology to deliver broadband directly to your home or business. You’ll need a small antenna dish which is placed on your roof and aimed towards one or more towers. This might sound a lot like satellite but it is indeed different.

Satellite internet requires your signal to be sent to low orbiting satellites and back while we send your signal to high sites which are still on Earth.

As is the case with satellite internet, Wireless Fibre requires line of sight from your building (where the antenna dish is placed) to high sites. The company does offer a free site survey to check whether or not your location will be suitable for Wireless Fibre technology.

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