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ADSL

Asymmetric Digital Subsciber Line. A format for transferring data at speeds of up to 24 Mbits/second (downstream rate), which is 12 times the speed of ISDN and 25 times that of a 56K modem. ASDL requires a special modem at each end, but uses existing copper phone lines.
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The wholesale ADSL service is a point-to-point service which enables retail service providers to deliver high speed fixed-line broadband internet services to their customers, using another network providers equipment.
The 41-page report, "ADSL Rates in the Arab World: A Regional Comparison 2011" can be purchased from the Arab Advisors Group for $ 1200.
Libya does not have the 1024 Kbps ADSL speed; however, the Arab Advisors Group's ranking for the country is based on extrapolating from its rates of other speeds.
Many areas that do not have access to the ADSL rely on illegal cable Internet.
Lightspeed also provides unlimited ADSL Internet packages and Voice over Internet Protocol services with discounted call rates.
ADSL users who do not feel compelled move on FTTH may continue to use to the current service, and entry-type ADSL service has also been introduced at an affordable price, allowing the ADSL market to be kept substantially large.
Tele2's ADSL package would give customers a speed of 4 MB/s at a price that is 25% cheaper than the corresponding offer from the incumbent.
In addition to the performance and security- optimized access software FRITZ!web, FRITZ!Box also supports Internet access using the Internet provider's access software, such as AOL 9.0, as well as the ADSL access modules integrated in supported operating systems, such as Windows XP's Broadband Connection.
The TC3162 chipset solution is the first SoC from an Asian-based company to be built on the next generation ADSL standard.
The number of ADSL subscriptions stood at 10.27 million at the end of December, up 361,000 from a month earlier, according to the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications.
The Netgear DG824M is just such a box, which two crucial differences: it incorporates an ADSL modem, and includes a wireless access point.
COMMENTARY: ADSL is getting even cheaper due to this cut-throat price war.