Broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) equipment basics include the equipment that DSL providers need to supply their customers with the best possible service. Digital subscriber line equipment is designed to help manage and enhance the signals of DSL companies and allow for more bandwidth per second. If you understand broadband digital subscriber line (DSL) equipment basics, you can offer customers the fastest service and peace of mind when you respond to their concerns with knowledgeable answers.
When shopping for digital subscriber line equipment, you have three equipment options to improve your DSL service. Aggregation switches allow point-to-multipoint signals, which cut down on the number of actual lines that are needed. EFM repeaters use copper lines to create a stronger signal for up to 25 miles. Ethernet access devices are used by the customer to connect the Ethernet to their phone line. Providing Ethernet boxes directly to customers cuts down on the amount of training needed for technical support employees and ensures that your software communicates properly with the box.
1. Buy aggregation switches as DSL supplies.
2. Enhance signal strength with EFM repeaters DSL components.
3. Find Ethernet access devices from DSL equipment providers.
Locate DSL manufacturers of aggregation switchesDSL aggregation switches provide a variety of services. Some of these services include point-to-multipoint Ethernet over copper platforms, bandwidth from 1 to 100 Mbps, cross-bonding between cards, ease of installation and deployment, and advanced copper trouble shooting tools.
Locate EFM repeaters that work with DSL componentsEthernet in the first mile, or EFM, repeaters enhance a DSL signal for a stretch of 25 miles. EFM repeaters also forward EFM, operational, administration and maintenance messages (OAM) between Customer-premises equipment (CPE) and company equipment. EFM repeaters boost the signal up to eight times between carrier and CPE user.
Locate Ethernet access devices from DSL equipment providersEthernet access devices for DSL are modems that connect regular phone lines to Ethernet cables for DSL uses. These devices are sold for single of multiple computer connections.
- Some supplies such as Ethernet cables and diffusers are provided along with certain products. Check with the provider to find out what equipment is needed for use.
- Ask the DSL components manufacturer what software is compatible with the components and for any warranties on the items.