Telecom Blog

SHDSL might be your speed solution until NBN arrives

20 Oct 2017

Increasingly Australian businesses are moving to cloud based software solutions. Comsource Business Grade Ethernet solutions can significantly increase the efficiency of your cloud based software. Existing ADSL2+ services often struggle to handle VOIP traffic, regular browsing, email and cloud based services at the same time. Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) and Symmetrical High-speed Digital Subscriber Line (SHDSL) can offer your business speeds from 4Mbps to 80Mbps.

One day NBN will replace ADSL broadband for all Australian businesses, but until that day SHDSL or EFM that will work with existing copper infrastructure to deliver speeds and parity (equal upload & download speeds) over 8 copper pairs.

Cloud computing is more about getting data ‘up’ into the cloud than ‘down’ from it. ADSL may suffice for downloads but will always struggle with uploads. Theoretically ADSL can provide 20Mbps upload and typicall 1Mbps download, designed in an era when everyone was focused on downloads only. With SHDSL you are guaranteed the same speeds for both upload and download and there is now limit on how much data you can traffic.

Reliability is also an issue, Comsource Business Grade Ethernet is far more reliable than ADSL – mainly thanks to the multiple copper lines in use at the same time, should one line fail, there are perhaps 7 other twisted pairs to carry on the load. Business Grade SHDSL and EFM are available with free installation on 24 month agreements. Moreover, as a new technology installation happens in parallel to your existing services so there is no downtime – you decide when to upgrade your network.


Also Read