Business T1

T1 lines are a hot topic these days because of the high demand for both business and personal voice and internet data use. T1 lines are digital transmitters with an internet bandwidth speed of up to 1.54Mbps. The lines are mostly made up of copper; however, some are upgraded with the use of fiber optics.

There are several classifications of T1 lines that depend upon the needs of its customers, whether for personal or for business use, including:

  • Full T1 line – One of the most common types of T1, its speed is up to 1.54Mbps. Though it cannot be used for both data and voice concurrently, it can be used for one or the other, depending on the needs of the subscriber.
  • Data T1 line – This very reliable line has a speed of 1.544Mbps and works best for 10 to 75 users.
  • Voice T1 PRI – Once configured, this type of line can transmit 24 lines for voice calls. Subscribers can access several centers and networks easily, and have easy access to local, regional, and international calls.
  • Fractional T1 line – Because it is only a portion of a Full T1 line, subscribers have the freedom to choose from different configurations of the bandwidth speed. Though this type cannot share with other networks, it is highly useful to the personal subscriber.
  • Point-to-point T1 line – With this line, several offices in different locations can connect and enable sharing and looping for two ends. Subscribers can also access up to 1.544Mbps bandwidth speed.
  • Integrated T1 line – A combination of voice calls for both local and long distance lines, along with full internet access, the integrated T1 line is probably the most popular type because of its full productivity and economical costs. It can configure 6 to 16 lines, and can transmit up to 1.54Mpbs for easier and faster internet access.
  • Bonded T1 line – This line consists of several T1 lines bonded together, and is ideal for businesses that demand constant connectivity. A bonded T1 is not shared, has a guaranteed speed, and comes with a SLA (Service Level Agreement). These SLAs differ per provider, and cover things like uptime, repair time, latency, etc. Subscribers have a lot of options by bonding several types of T1 lines depending on their needs, for example, a 3x bonded T1 has a speed of 4.5Mbps.

Due to the great demand of internet access these days, developments have been made to make access more widespread. Currently, T1 lines are developing, with faster bandwidth speed, more sharing, and are capable of connecting several lines and business offices in different locations.

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