What is ADSL?
ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
Requirements for an ADSL Connection:
Telkom ADSL line (with Telkom ADSL line rental)
Terminology used with ADSL:
Gig: Gig (Gigabyte) refers to an amount of data. One gig is equal to 1000 megabytes. One gig is approximately 300 mp3 songs, 1500 average MS Word or MS Excel documents or about 10,000 e-mails depending on the attachments sizes.
Cap: Cap size refers to the amount of data the school has available every month to browse the Internet and download email or any other data. ADSL is available in different cap sizes e.g. 1 Gig, 2 Gig, 3 Gig, 6 Gig, 9 Gig and so on.
Bandwidth Bandwidth refers to the data transfer capacity of a network. Bandwidth is measured in bits per second. The minimum recommended bandwidth speed for schools is 512 Kbps while 1024 Kbps line speeds are also available but at an additional cost. The bigger the bandwidth, the faster the connection speed of a connection.
ADSL Pricing structure (as at October 2006):
Once-Off Costs (VAT inclusive)
TOTAL MONTHLY COST R 741.40
The above costing is based on a 3 GB CAP. If you want to increase the bandwidth to 6Gb or 9 Gb, please add the following to the monthly ISP costs:
ADSL connectivity presents an Internet connection that is always on and makes it easy for schools to budget for on a monthly basis. It is also much faster than the traditional dial-up connections. Schools that have an ADSL (or other broadband) connection can also schedule their servers to automatically download email on a regular basis (No intervention is needed from the LAN administrator at the school to download mail).
Schools can also use the same ADSL line for telephone calls. The schools can for instance use the Analogue part of the ADSL connection as a fax line (or any other existing analogue line), which will result in a monthly saving of R 92 on their existing fax line.