Mobile broadband slower where fibre not an option

Mobile broadband slower where fibre not an option
Telcos point to distance and capacity strain to explain the difference in services. (Image: NZME)
Ben Moore
Fixed wireless broadband may be slower in areas that don’t have access to fibre than in those that do, according to the Commerce Commission’s latest report on broadband speeds.Fixed wireless broadband uses the mobile network of an internet service provider (ISP) to provide internet to a home, rather than a high-capacity cable such as fibre.While 5G can provide faster speeds, coverage is limited, so most fixed-wireless connections are on 4G.The speed differenceThe commission’s 19th Measuring Broadband NZ (MBNZ) report split the...

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