31/08/2005

DSL Max may save BT's broadband blushes - ZDNet UK News

DSL Max may save BT's broadband blushes - ZDNet UK News

MAX DSL is another form of DSL allowing download speeds of up to 8Mb/s and upload of up to 832Kb/s, BT's initial tests have shown it's more likely to achieve download speeds of 6Mb/s.

Though it's an asymetric service it's likely to be cheaper than SDSL and BT may utilise it in its place, hopefully reversing the woefull uptake.

There's also likely to be a consumer variant offering uploads at 448Kb/s.

If BT offer some kind of QoS or seperate voice service using part of the bandwidth, then it would be suitable for multiline VoIP, even assuming a 64Kb/s voice channel the consumer variant could support about 6 lines and the business version maybe 12 lines. Moving to a lower bandwidth codec would support more channels ore the same channels with some bandwidth left for other traffic.

BT may start trials in September with roll-out in 2006.
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