Fiber Technology vs Wireless Technology

Most of the countries in the world use two popular technology for the internet service 1) Wireless Technology and 2) Fiber Technology.

But both technologies have some advantages and disadvantages. In this blog, we give you a difference between these two technologies. Let see the comparison of these technologies.

In the wireless technology, we have to use wireless components like antenna, radios, access point and many more to access the internet service from ISP to our home. On the other side, we can get high speed internet connection using the fibre optic cable, Optical Line Terminal (OLT), Optical Network Unit(ONU), PLC Splitter and other equipments.

Fiber technology is the newest technology for the internet service & provides the higher speed compares to the older wireless technology. Here in the below table, the comparison of both technologies is mentioned.

Serial No.

Wireless Technology

Fiber Technology


System performance is good for lower bandwidth requirement

System Performance is good


Lower bandwidth & capacity compared to fiber Optics

Greatly increased bandwidth & capacity (in GBPS)


High signal attenuation due to earth environment

Lower signal attenuation(Loss)


Suffer from electrical noise, electromagnetic interference & RF interference

Immunity to electrical noise, electromagnetic interference & RF interference


Suffer from Crosstalk

No crosstalk


Higher bit error rates

Lower bit error rates


Signal security is low

Signal security is high


Easy to tap

Difficult to tap


Required electrical isolation

Nonconductive (does not radiate signals) Electrical isolation


Common ground required for the wireless network components

No common ground required


Short circuit & spark protection is required

Freedom from short circuits & sparks


Component size is big & heavy weight

Small size & Light weight


Cause radiation so not good for environment

Environmental protection


The performance is lower due to temperature, wind, fog & other environment effects

Resistant to radiation, corrosion & temperature variations


Provide good flexibility up to certain range

Improved ruggedness & flexibility


More environment sensitive so the performance varies according to weather condition

Less restrictive in harsh environments


System is good for lower throughput requirement

Overall system economy & long term benefit


High per channel cost

Low per channel cost


Component cost is low but higher installation cost

Component’s cost is high but lower installation cost

If you have any questions regarding wireless internet and Fiber network then you can call us on 513-501-8006 or send us an email on [email protected] .For the wireless & fiber network products just visit our website