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DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE (DSL)

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Definition:
One of a range of technologies which allows high bandwidth services to be carried over a traditional copper twisted pair. The bandwidth achievable usually depends on the length of the copper pair. The most common form is ADSL or "Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line" under which the bandwidth available in each direction is different. These technologies are collectively known as xDSL.

Source Publication:
OECD, 2004, Access Pricing in Telecommunications, OECD, Paris, Glossary of Terms
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Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Wednesday, July 13, 2005