Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) is a new digital technology that brings high-bandwidth to homes and small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) over the ordinary copper telephone lines presently installed behind your walls. DSL technology is available in different plans, 20 or more times faster than an ordinary 56K modem and 10 times faster than ISDN.
Analog transmission only uses a small portion of the available amount of information that can be transmitted over copper wires. As a result, the maximum amount of data that you can receive using an ordinary modem is only about 56 Kbps, a fraction of what is possible when using DSL.
DSL is a digital service. It brings voice, video and data on the same line digitally. DSL uses more bandwidth than analog to bring large amounts of information to your lines.
The DSL broadband service makes use of your existing telephone line by splitting the line into two distinct channels - one for voice and the other for the high speed data connection. The high speed data connection uses a higher frequency range not used in normal voice communications.
The DSL signal is carried by two broadband modems - one in your home / office and the other in the telephone exchange. The main benefit of DSL is that you can use the line for normal voice communication and high speed / broadband access at the same time - often negating the need for a second line if it were to be used solely for Internet access.
Ultimately DSL 'squeezes' more capacity out of the same telephone line without interfering with your normal telephone services.
Yes, but it may require special jacks and connections, or changes to your inside wiring. Your service provider may need to install new wire depending on the type of DSL plan you choose for your business. A splitter is usually required. A DSL modem and an Ethernet card are also required for installation. Sodetel is providing its customers with 3 types of modems:
The USB modem does not require the installation of a network card; you can simply attach the modem to the USB port on the PC.
The use of this modem requires the installation of a network card on the PC and the modem is connected to the PC via a network cable.
Similar to the Ethernet modem but with the extra functionalities of the WiFi network. In this case the PC must be equipped with a simple network card or a WiFi network card in order to get connected the internet.
There are many plans of DSL available for your business. The plan you select will depend upon your needs.
For Residential users
1. Copy of you identity Card.
2. Copy of the latest phone bill.
3. Delegation Letter to allow Sodetel to apply on your behalf for DSL service.
4. Power Attorney certified in case the applicant is not the owner of the phone line.
5. Domiciliation approval from your Bank
For Business users
1. Copy of the latest phone bill.
2. Circular of Commercial Register
3. Delegation Letter from the Company.
4. Copy of the identity card of the employee who will apply on behalf of the company.
5. Delegation Letter to allow Sodetel to apply on your behalf for DSL service.
6. Domiciliation approval from your Bank.
After installing the appropriate driver of your modem, you have to setup the connection on your PC.
For Windows XP users for example:
1. Go to Start menu then choose “Control Panel”
2. Double click on “Network connections”
3. Press on “Create a new connection”
4. In the “Welcome to the New Connection Wizard” press the Next button
5. Choose “Connect to the Internet” then press the Next button
6. Choose “Set up my connection manually” then press the Next button
7. Choose “Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password” then press the Next button
8. In the “ISP Name” field type Sodetel then press on the Next button.
9. Fill in the “Username”, “Password” and “Confirm password” with the appropriate username and password, then press on the Next button
10. You can create a shortcut icon on the desktop by putting a check mark in “Add a shortcut to this connection to my desktop” then press on the Finish button.
No. The digital quality ensures that your transmissions arrive crystal clear, free of the "noise" associated with phone lines. Both noise and interference are minimized with this new digital technology.
Asymmetric DSL has a downstream speed greater than an upstream speed. This type of transmission model reflects the Internet client/server model. Downstreaming is a flow of data from the Internet server to a client and upstreaming is a flow of data from your business premises to the Internet.
No. DSL does not require a dial-up. DSL is an "always on" digital service. To connect, you never have to dial-up. Once your business has installed DSL, your service is "always on" and you're always connected.
DSL is used for carrying data and video at fast rates. Users can download and upload large files quickly. It is also used for fast Internet access, interactive multimedia, on-line banking, shopping and stock trading, videoconferencing, and remote office or remote LAN to LAN applications.
Yes. You can use two devices at the same time. This service enables you to accomplish many things simultaneously. If you currently juggle fax and voice, or fax and data communications, on a single line, or use the Internet often for business, you're a candidate for DSL.
Fast Internet access, high bandwidth and speed, reliability, "always on" service and increased security make it highly desirable for many SMBs.
DSL is a cost effective solution for many small to medium sized businesses and has many benefits including the following:
It has a variety of plans. You can select the DSL plan that is best for your business.
1. You can use the Internet and voice/fax devices over a single telephone line.
2. Your Internet access is uninterrupted and "always on".
3. Web pages seem to pop up almost immediately.
4. Files download very quickly.
5. Data security exceeds cable.
6. You can use it for a wide range of data services, including remote LAN access and LAN to LAN connectivity.
DSL is a very affordable and cost-effective service. Prices vary depending upon the plan you choose.
When selecting DSL, you should determine which plan of DSL is best for your business. This decision will affect the price of the DSL installation and service. (Check Sodetel Packages)
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