Higher bandwidth DSL on way


Higher bandwidth DSL on way

A higher bandwidth DSL service is being developed by telecoms companies and equipment manufacturers. It may be available in Europe by the end of the year, writes Antony Adshead.

SHDSL (single pair high-bit-rate digital subscriber line) technology will be aimed at small and medium sized businesses and will carry symmetrical two-way data traffic at speeds of up to 2.3mbps.

It will offer security, standards-based management and transmission across greater distances than currently available ADSL services. SHDSL can be transmitted across distances of more than 20,000 feet from the local exchange, while ADSL is restricted to about 5,000 feet - which effectively bars many would-be subscribers from the service.

Efficient Networks last week released an SHDSL device, the 5950 Business Gateway. It is designed for installation at customer sites and offers eight ports of 10/100mbps Ethernet.

Email Alerts

Register now to receive ComputerWeekly.com IT-related news, guides and more, delivered to your inbox.
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

This was first published in May 2001


COMMENTS powered by Disqus  //  Commenting policy