Monday, October 14, 2013

ADSL vs Fibre

Firstly, to explain some of the terminology: ADSL (asymmetric digitalsubscriber line) uses the copper core present in telephone lines. It differs from old dial-up broadband in that it uses frequencies that aren’t used by voice phone calls.
An ADSL filter is used to allow both voice phone calls and internet connection to share the same line. In the past there have been some problems with other services sharing the same line, such as faxes, though these have been largely alleviated by better filtering and, to an extent, people not using traditional fax anymore, preferring web-based services instead.

Fibre is able to transmit data much faster over greater distances and because the cable is smaller in diameter and weighs less, it makes an ideal alternative for a wide variety of cabling solutions. Since the conductor is glass and cannot generate electricity, fibre is immune to all sorts of interference.
Telephone companies have been using fibre optic connections since the late 1970s to make long distance connections between e
The concept of a fibre optic cable is quite simple. As opposed to a copper wire, which uses electrical impulses to transmit data, a fibre optic cable carries light impulses (from an LED or laser), which bounces down the inside of a very thin glass fiber tube. The ‘tube’ can flex (because it’s very thin) and the light impulses will still transmit. Fibre optic broadband takes advantage of fibre optic cable replacing the old copper cables between the exchange and the subscriber.

Fibre is better than ADSL in many aspects.
  • Speeds achievable are much higher than ADSL via Copper based medium. Typically Fibre services can reach up to 100Mbps or approximately five times faster than ADSL.
  • Increased reliability and consistence speeds as optical fibre is more resilient to degradation and other environmental factors.
  • Lower latency means a higher degree of Voice over IP (VoIP) quality and other latency dependent applications.  
Fiber Optic Installation

But ADSL has its advantages as;
  • Internet connection access by existing copper lines.
  • Using telephone lines for both Internet & landlines.
  •  Always active connection at a fixed monthly rate and cheaper installation



What makes Fibre services more stable than ADSL?


The stability of fibre speeds are generally due to the consistency of glass compared to copper. The outing coat of an optical fiber cable is similar to copper that is used with ADSL however the inside is made from strings of glass. This cause light to run through the glass which is faster than copper.
One final consideration is that ADSL connections are being phased out (gradually) anyway, which means all internet packages will get faster eventually, but choosing between cable, DSL and fiber all depends on your needs. If you only need to use the internet casually or want to save money, DSL is probably the best option.
Fibre would make the best choice for obtaining the fastest possible speed but the coverage and costs are always questionable.

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