We want more – this is the consumer psychology. It might be product, service or technology, people demand more. People are feeling crazy after hearing about the 1 Gbps Reliance Jio FTTH (Fiber to the Home) broadband connections. But practically how far the speed helps us is in question. Here are few important aspects.
Server speed limits
I’m using 100 Mbps Act Fibernet connection since three years. Rarely I touched the 100 Mbps download mark when I download files from the internet. The ISP is providing the complete speed, but there a practical limitation from the web servers side.
For example assume, http://computerera.co.in as the site that offers file downloads. As per computerera.co.in site server limitation, it can offer a maximum of 20 Mbps transfer rate at any given time. So even though you have 1 Gbps connection or 100 Mbps connection it doesn’t help with computerera.co.in. You have to wait longer to complete the download.
Indirectly you are equivalent to those who use 20 Mbps connection while downloading from the computerera.co.in website. Except for torrents which have a good amount of peers & heath, regular file download sites on the internet certainly have “per connection server transfer rate” limitation. You can’t achieve more speed than they offer.
Few paid file hosting sites offer up to 100 Mbps, but then also you need to initiate multiple files to for download, for single files the maximum speed you achieve is not more than 50 Mbps. So 1 Gbps is practically no use for file downloads.
While downloading full-length movies from Youtube, you can get maximum speeds.
Once you got 1 Gbps Reliance Jio FTTH connection, you may try the speed on your desktop, laptop, or smartphone. All these three devices might not provide 1 Gbps speed.
Because most of the onboard LAN cards on both desktops & laptops are limited to maximum 100 Mbps interface. Even you connected 1Gbps line to the LAN port, it only offers maximum 100 Mbps. Similarly, smartphones also offer below 100 Mbps speed right now.
To get 1 Gbps speed, you must purchase PCI Express LAN cards separately.
Who can benefit?
If you have office environment with employees, you can backbone it with 1 Gbps connection to accomplish tasks fast. For an individual user 1 Gbps is far more than enough, but for small, middle range offices, corporates 1 Gbps create miracles.