In voice communication, T-Carrier (T-CXR) technology enables you to save on the cost of having to provide filters, modulators and demodulators for each voice channel. By using a combination of pulse-code modulation (PCM) and time-division multiplexing (TDM), T1 lines enable an array of voice trunks to all share one coder and one decoder and carry 24 conversation at one time.
In addition to revolutionizing the throughput of voice communications, T-CXR has made Internet access what it is today. Upstream Internet providers, by combining the T-Carrier information of multiple T1's into higher T-number transmission systems, are able to provide the throughput to afford thousands of computers ample throughput to comfortably navigate the Internet and download data. T1 (or DS1) provides over 1.5 Mbit/s of throughput, while DS5 provides more than 400 Mbit/s of throughput, supporting a lot more DSL customers or 5,760 simultaneous phone conversations. When considering T-CXR:
1. Set up your own T-CXR system.
2. Select and order business T-CXR service.
3. For eCommerce, order bonded T-CXR service.
Get your T-Carrier system up and runningMany companies find the need to set up their own T-Carrier provider network. Because there are a lot of different possible configuration scenarios, it's good to find T-Carrier equipment providers and installers that are flexible and creative on configuration and that can provide you with the technical T-Carrier information you will need.
For a non-eCommerce presence, order business T-CXR serviceThere are a few decisions to make when ordering business T1 service. The upload and download speeds, the length of the contract and the model of the equipment you will have installed all affect the monthly charges for the service.
For an eCommerce presence, ask for bonded T-CXR serviceFor the added bandwidth commonly needed for eCommerce enterprises, it's good to find T-Carrier service that uses multi-link point-to-point protocol (MLPPP) technique to combine two T1s. This will give you 3 Mbps of bandwidth without the need to worry about load balancing over the two T1 lines. For enterprises that require this level of service, bonded T1 service can save them hundreds of dollars per month.
- When setting up a T1 system, make sure the service provider lists all the costs, such as the port, the service, termination at the central office, access coordination, the multiplexer, the local loop and any additional usage charges. Also, some T-Carrier providers won't supply all the equipment needed, leaving you to purchase the other items. Required items include the multiplexer or DS1 interface card, the CSU/DSU, the Smart Jack network interface, extension of inside wiring and the T1 circuit.