What are the
disadvantages of ADSL?
- An ADSL connection works
better when you are closer to the provider's
central office. The closer you are to the
exchange the faster your connection will be.
- The connection is faster
for receiving data than it is for sending
data over the Internet.
- The service is not
So where can I sign
South Africa fortunately has a
large number of companies offering ADSL. Each
company offers different packages depending on
your particular needs. Generally, all ADSL
solutions come with a cap limit. A cap could
either be 3Gig, 4Gig, 5Gig or uncapped. The ISP
will monitor the amount of traffic you produce
in your use of the internet. Your ADSL usage is
determined by all traffic generated and includes
the upload (sending of information), download
(receiving of information) as well as network
and protocol overheads. Once your traffic
“spent” reaches your cap limit, your connection
will be lost or extremely slow. Generally
speaking a 3GIG cap can be used for home use, a
5GIG cap for a small business and uncapped for a
large business. Some home users however might
need an uncapped solution. It all depends on
your specific needs.
Here are some ISP’s that offer ADSL:
offers a ADSL line called Do Broadband. This
Telkom service combines both the Internet
service (data bundle) as well as the ADSL
line into one ADSL package. What
makes the TELKOM ADSL one of the best choices is
because it is already incorporated into your
phone account. When ever you order a ADSL you
also have to obtain a TELKOM ADSL line, doesn't
matter who your ADSL internet service provider
is. By getting the Telkom ADSL you will have
less account and support hassles as you account
and support is from one company only.
Telkom ADSL also offers free local data once you
data cap is finished. What this means is
that Telkom allows you to view local websites
even after you ADSL cap is finished. Now you can
use your ADSL phone with unlimited calls as all
data over the Vox ADSL phone network is local
data. Have a look at the different
solutions they offer and decide which is best
What else can I do with my ADSL line:
introduction of the
ADSL line small businesses
now have the opportunity to also use
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) solutions as well as
more rich media content like movies, music and
The ADSL phone allows
your business to make
and receive high quality telephone calls
over the Internet.The benefit of this is
costs of all national, international and cellular calls.
Until recently VoIP was only available to larger corporates and call centres that could invest in
expensive Telkom Diginet infrastructure.
Using the ADSL phone we are able
to offer this service to SME and
benefits of ADSL here.
Extra ADSL features I can use :
Telkom ADSL speed test
you can get a
Telkom ADSL line in your area.
much data you have used on your Telkom line
Telkom ADSL usage tracker
much will DSL cost?
to see what Telkom ADSL prices are:
Telkom ADSL costs or click here to apply
There are a number of
different DSL technologies. ADSL is probably at
the moment the more popular one, due to its
price and so on. Some other key DSL technologies
are SDSL(symmetric), VDSL(very high bit rate
DSL), ADSL 2+ and more recently ADSL 2++. VDSL
and ADSL 2+ offer enough bandwidth to allow
With the internet being the
gateway for the ever increasing demand for
information and communication, speed and
reliability is what is needed. ADSL has been the
best response for these demands. The regular
dial-up connection is hardly sufficient anymore.
With our lifestyles becoming ever increasingly
busy, time is gold dust, and time wasted while
trying to dial a connection or download a file
that eventually times out because of slow
bandwidth, is just not on. We believe that ADSL
is an excellent solution, especially for small
to medium businesses, of if you are an internet
surfer that's constantly on the net.