Gartner Research

ADSL Services: Perspective

Published: 19 September 2001

ID: G0090172

Analyst(s): Carol Skvarla


Major, widespread asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) service rollouts are continuing in the U.S. ADSL full-rate Discrete MultiTone (DMT) remains the dominant digital subscriber line (DSL) technology worldwide, although this may change when global single-pair high bit-rate digital subscriber line (G.SHDSL) becomes available.

Table Of Contents
  • Technology Basics
    • Operating Requirements
  • Technology Analysis
    • Business Use
    • Benefits and Risks
    • Standards
    • Selection Guidelines
  • Technology Leaders
  • Technology Alternatives
    • High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line (HDSL)
    • Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL)
    • Very-High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line (VDSL)
    • IDSL
    • Cable TV/Cable Modems
    • Digital Cable TV Service
    • Voice Over DSL (VoDSL)
    • G.SHDSL
  • Insight

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