Technology is constantly evolving, new trends emerge and what works today, might not be useful in the next decade. As technology needs change over time, it is important for real estate developers to make room for technology advancements, by futureproofing their developments to create a quality living experience for residents.

Smart homes are gaining momentum as homeowners are digitising their households to create convenience in an age where the home has become the central point for work, learning and entertainment. Home automation is one of the biggest trends that are taking over the world of technology. From smartphones, computers and smart television to automated security systems, all these technologies require sufficient connectivity that offers low latency and high speeds.

Connected for the future

As homes become more technologically advanced, developers need to ensure that developments include infrastructure that will accommodate future technology. It is advantageous for developers to make room for networking from the early stages of construction by getting their developments properly wired. As much as we cannot fully predict what the trajectory of technology will be in the coming decades, it is important for developers to understand the new trends and to stay informed about what the future could hold.

Fibre’s untapped potential.

Technology is continuously changing but this is more related to the end-devices, fibre connectivity has been in place for many years and will remain one of the best vehicles for technology. It is the new technology that is still to be developed that will make it possible for the same fibre to provide even faster speeds and more capacity.

The automation of homes requires a kind of internet access that will support multiple devices simultaneously. Fibre is a futureproof technology that has the capacity to accommodate future technologies as it relates to appliances, security cameras and entertainment facilities in the residential development. Developers need to ensure that their buildings are fibred to meet the demands of the future. It has been proven that Open Access solutions are the best and allow each homeowner to select their own providers.

Fibre optic cables are not easily interceptable, making it a safer and more reliable connectivity option. The biggest selling point for fibre, as a futureproof technology is the remarkable broadband speed, with speeds up to 1000 megabytes per second. Fibre speeds have the potential to become faster and therefore meeting the technology needs as they grow and become more advanced.

The technology needs of residents have expanded as home has become an office and a classroom. With multiple devices connected at the same time, fibre broadband has the capacity to process large amounts of data without experiencing delays, enabling a high level of productivity in the household.

Connectivity plays a significant role in every aspect of our lives, from work, play and our homes. Futureproofing with fibre is a cost-effective investment especially if developers partner with FNOs (Fibre Network Operators) for fibre provisioning. Openserve, for example, provides this at no cost to the developer or HOA and with no counter commitments required. The developers can work closely with the FNO’s to ensure that potential over-the-top services like security etc. can also be catered for.

The evolution of technology will require better, faster, and more reliable connectivity and developers need to stay ahead of the curve by investing in infrastructure that will support this evolution.


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