Here at Truecom we understand how important it is for your business to stay connected; it’s imperative to business growth and success.
We are partnered with some of the UK’s biggest connectivity specialists and liaise closely to make sure we’re always able to provide you with the latest and most cutting edge data solutions.
We offer a large range of products from cost effective and simple ADSL solutions to Enterprise EFM and Fibre solutions. Contact Truecom today to discuss your requirements and get a quote.
What is ADSL Broadband?
ADSL is an abbreviation of ‘Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line”, which in short means a broadband connection that utilizes a telephone line.
ADSL has many benefits over legacy connections such as dial up, which takes over the entire phone line to get connected. It works in parallel with the frequencies used for making a telephone call, allowing continued usage of a phone whilst being able to use the internet.
A further benefit of ADSL is that it is able to transfer data much faster than dial up; a point to note is that ADSL is distinguished by the fact the data flow is much greater in one direction than the other, hence the “Asymmetrical” part of the name. In general, data speeds on ADSL are about 8mb/s down and 0.5-1mb/s up.
We are able to install ADSL for our customer at 99% of UK addresses, in rare cases (rural area’s normally) it is sometimes not always viable, in which case we are able to offer alternatives.
So Can We Go Faster?
In short, yes. ADSL can be improved and ADSL2+ can reach hypothetical speeds of 24mb/s but this is very rarely seen in real life scenarios. Our rapidly advancing world required a far more powerful and effective way of transferring data to connect our laptops, tablets and smartphones together, enter the age of Fibre Optics.
It’s important to understand at this point that ADSL runs on the copper telephone cables that have been around for a long time, they are restricted by a myriad of limitations which include speed, distance and reliability, hence the reason why a new method of connectivity was desperately needed.
Fibre broadband replaces the old fashioned copper cabled mentioned above with an infrastructure of Fibre optic cables; these cables contain hundreds of glass strands covered in a plastic coating – these strands are almost as thin as a human hair and act in a similar way to mirrors, pulsing infrared laser light carrying data back and forth.
Fibre Optic Broadband
Fibre Optics have further advantages over copper cabling; there is no limit to the length a cable can be whereas with copper cable, the longer it gets, the slower the speeds. There is also the advantage that Fibre Optic isn’t susceptible to electrical interference like copper cabling, allowing for less packet loss and corrupted/throttled data.
The development of Fibre has allowed data speeds to reach in excess of 330Mbps on rare occasions and it is not uncommon to find Fibre connections averaging over 100Mbps download! In the future we expect speeds to continue to rise to meet the increased bandwidth the multitude of devices we use take up. Researchers in NL have been able to hit a staggering 255Tbps (225,000,000Mbps) under lab conditions, so this is a taste of what the future could hold in store for us!