Vumatel to launch 10Gbit/s home fibre in South Africa

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For the time being, I see no reason a home user would actually need 1Gbps, let alone 10Gbps. 200Mbps, as it is, is perfect since at least that speed is usable in most places for the home user. Steam tops out at around 25MB/s download speed.

A transfer rate of 25MB/s is plenty.

Higher speeds are necessary in fringe cases, but then you're probably better off with a business line.
 

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Most people have can barely get 200Mbps out of their fibre lines because they're too cheap to buy decent networking equipment and have no idea how to optimise their WIFI network. 10Gbps is going to create an even bigger problem.
 

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Most people have can barely get 200Mbps out of their fibre lines because they're too cheap to buy decent networking equipment and have no idea how to optimise their WIFI network. 10Gbps is going to create an even bigger problem.
If someone subscribes to a 10Gbps service and expects to get that from their R400 Tenda router, they deserve to be slapped.
 

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Glad to see the infrastructure growing.

We can't be stuck in the "Why would one need those speeds" mindsets.

At this stage, I don't have the hardware required so its a no from me.
To be fair, I don't think I will have the hardware for this in the next 5 years.
 

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Every time there is new high tier product released into the consumer space there are always people who bring up the "nobody needs this" argument.

Guess what, there were people who said that about 2Mbps lines once. Things progress, it's the natural order of things and if didn't happen then we'd still happily be watching MacGyver on our CRTs and hitting the BBS with our 56K modems.

Nobody needs 4K TVs.
 

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For the time being, I see no reason a home user would actually need 1Gbps, let alone 10Gbps. 200Mbps, as it is, is perfect since at least that speed is usable in most places for the home user. Steam tops out at around 25MB/s download speed.

A transfer rate of 25MB/s is plenty.

Higher speeds are necessary in fringe cases, but then you're probably better off with a business line.
Pretty sure it's able to go higher, have had bursts to 32MBps at times.
 

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Recently saw a video where a guy from the US upgraded to 10gig fibre at his office.

He maxes out speed test servers at 4-5gbit

GDrive limits upload to 475mbps

PS5 maxes out at 600mbps.

Steam maxed out at 1gbit.

The only time he saw actual 10gbit speeds was when he was torrenting linux ISO's and even then, that was when he was seeding.

No normal person would see the need for 10 gigabit fibre. Let alone the hardware costs associated with 10gbit fibre.

Update: It was his office, not his home
 
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The 10Gbps plan will likely be local only - just a guess, much like the current 1Gbps. Although on the 10Gbps they may up the international link to 1Gbps.
 

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Every time there is new high tier product released into the consumer space there are always people who bring up the "nobody needs this" argument.

Guess what, there were people who said that about 2Mbps lines once. Things progress, it's the natural order of things and if didn't happen then we'd still happily be watching MacGyver on our CRTs and hitting the BBS with our 56K modems.

Nobody needs 4K TVs.
There are anatomical limitations at which our eyes can perceive things. The average person in the average household won't even be able to tell the difference between 4k and 8k on a 50" TV.

The resolution is directly proportional to the amount of bandwidth needed to stream.

Yes, there are limits to things at which point, increasing any further becomes stupid.
 
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