What is Contention Ratio?
A lot of things can affect how fast your Fibre connection
is - like the wiring in your buidling, what kind of router you have, or what’s available in your area - and one of those things is 'contention ratio'. But what is it?
Well, to put it simply, 'contention ratio' refers to how many users are sharing the data capacity on a provider's line. To put it even simpler, it's a count of how many businesses or households
are using the same main broadband line as you.
If your contention ratio is 10:1, for example, that means 10
How does contention ratio affect my Internet speed?
When your contention ratio is high - meaning a lot of people are connected to the same line as you - it can potentially drag down your Internet
If the line you have access to is a 100Mbps, for example, you can easily get speeds of up to 80Mb on a good day. But if your contention ratio is 10:1, with 10 other businesses connected to it, and you're all using it at once… you'll only get speeds of about 2Mb.
That means that if you sign up to a Fibre service
with a high contention ratio, you'll probably get slower speeds when more people are online.
What HOSTRIVER contention ratio on FTTB?
We have good news for you!
Our Fibre to the Business broadband service has a 1:1 uncontested, uncapped and unshaped contention ratio.
Meaning, you do not share your line with other businesses and therefore your line speed is guaranteed.
Our ultra-high speed and low latency connections help businesses gain maximum value from cutting-edge technologies and is ideally suited to support the most demanding cloud applications, high speed file transfer and business continuity solutions.