Bonded ADSL


Bonded ADSL is a great solution for businesses that need higher upload and download internet speeds, but are unable to access fibre broadband services or afford dedicated leased lines.

How does Bonded ADSL work?

Bonded ADSL is when multiple ADSL lines are joined into a single combined connection to improve data flow. This technique may appear simple, but it involves significant processing to split and reform data streams as they’re passed through multiple lines. There is also a 10-20% loss of capacity for each line during the bonding process, but overall bandwidth is still significantly greater than one line.

Ordinary ADSL routers are not capable of bonding ADSL lines. Instead, this job requires a more sophisticated router such as a Cisco or Huawei.

What are the benefits of bonded ADSL?

The most obvious benefit of ADSL line bonding is the increase in download and upload bandwidth. Less obvious is the increased fault-tolerance and resilience that bonding provides.

The bonding service will adapt to however many lines are working and available at any given time. For instance, if you have a four-line bonded service, and one of those lines fails, your service will continue to operate over the three remaining lines. This will bring a reduction in available bandwidth, but the service will continue to operate.

Download our bonded ADSL data sheet, which details how Vodat’s array of connectivity solutions, such as FTTP, EFM, ADSL and EoFTTC/GEA can help businesses achieve their commercial and customer service goals.

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