Speed of data transmission is one of the building blocks of better business. For a business owner it needs to make complete sense when it comes to investing in technology that delivers benefits such as Cost effectiveness; Reliability of services; Availability of network; Speed of communications; Security of data transmission; High quality service and technical support and Flexibility and scalability of technology that make it “future proof” as well.
When it comes to speed and capacity of data transmissions, some technologies are definitely better than the others. And this can be illustrated with the help of an example.
Conventional telephone lines are capable of transmitting data at a speed of 30 kilobits per second. Now, the speed is nothing to scoff at but if you are looking for connectivity that will help take care of data transmission of a more sophisticated nature, then you can easily look for T1 Internet service.
A T1 line is capable of transmitting data at 192,000 bytes per second. This is around sixty times more than conventional telephone line.
How T1 Internet Service Works
So how does a T1 Internet service work? Should businesses go in for such kind of connection for their requirements?
T1 Internet service connections
T1 is also known as DS 1 where the letters “DS” stand for Digital Signal. A T1 stands for a designation as far as the data transmission capacity is concerned. Thus, DS0 is the speed at which data can be transmitted; namely; 64 kilobits per second. A T1 line is capable of transmitting data at 1.544 megabits per second. T3 at 43.232 megabits per second and there are various other designations as well.
Broadly speaking, T1 lines can be availed in three different categories:
- Voice alone connection
- Data alone connection or
- A combination of voice and data
How does it work?
A T1 line is capable of carrying twenty-four digitized voice channels. If this T1 Internet service is being used only for voice conversations or telephone conversations, then the line will plug into the telephone system of the building or the office. When it is supposed to carry data of various kinds, then it will plug into the router of the network.
Depending on your usage pattern, you can go in for either a single type of connection or an integrated connection. When you go in for single T1 connection, you can rest assured that you will get symmetrical Internet speeds of 1.54 megabits per second. Going in for bonded T1 options will give you symmetrical speeds of a maximum of twelve megabits per second.
Looking at service providers
It is a good idea to look at the websites of different T1 Internet service providers because there are plenty of details available on the same. Apart from specifying the kind of speeds you can expect from different types of T1 line, such websites will have details pertaining to:
- Costs of the same,
- Features and benefits that you can expect from the T1 Internet service,
- The SLA or service level agreement guarantees that come with the connection and
- Security systems such as firewalls, proactive monitoring and spam tracker and so on which will go a long way in keeping your network safe.