ADSL For Business – All Round Solution or Out-dated Technology?
“Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a type of digital subscriber line (DSL) technology, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voice band modem can provide”.
DSL is the modern equivalent to line-connected internet solutions, and has been the go-to for many households and businesses throughout South Africa for a number of years, but since the roll out of high-speed fibre, more consumers have opted for the more reliable, quicker internet solution. Fibre is limited though – with the installation of fibre cables only installed in selected areas, it makes it hard for the average user to either commit to waiting for their area to be serviced, or opting for another solution in the interim.
Businesses cannot be without internet, so their choice is often decided by this factor. With the absence of high-speed fibre options, many businesses have chosen to remain DSL customers.
How Does DSL Work?
DSL which stands for Digital Subscriber Line is a service offered by the fixed line operators in South Africa which allows you connect to the internet over your telephone line.
Coverage on DSL
Due to the massive size of Telkom’s fixed line network, you should have no problem qualifying for a DSL line and as most customers do currently have DSL lines installed you can switch to our DSL accounts with ease.
Best Effort Service
DSL is unfortunately a “best effort” service which means there are no guarantees that you will qualify for the highest speeds and enjoy a consistent experience which means it cannot be used for mission critical services.
What Are The Main Features of DSL?
Cost Effective Solution
DSL is and remains one of the cheapest ways to connect to the internet in South Africa
Up To 40mbps Download
If your area supports VDSL you can enjoy download speeds of up to 40Mbps.
Our DSL packages run on a month to month agreement, all you need to do is give notice that you wish to cancel.
Ideal For Home Users And Small Businesses
Our DSL accounts come in 2 flavours: consumer and business.
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