IT Jargon Explained

IT Jargon Explained A

ADSL ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) is a technology for transmitting digital information at high bandwidths on existing phone lines to homes and businesses. Unlike regular dialup phone service, ADSL provides continuously-available, “always on” connection. ADSL is asymmetric in that it uses most of the channel to transmit downstream to the user and only a small part to receive information from the user.

ADSL was specifically designed to exploit the one-way nature of most multimedia communication in which large amounts of information flow toward the user and only a small amount of interactive control information is required.

Analogue This term describes the technology used by the original cellular phones. Just like traditional radio broadcasts, phone conversations and information are transmitted in the form of a continually varying current or radio wave. The transfer of information can be slow so newer digital technology has largely taken its place. However, analogue is still useful if you want to use mobile phones in more remote areas not well covered by digital networks.

Audio conferencing A bureau service provided by telephone service provider (such as BT) can allow you to have a telephone conference call involving several people in different locations.

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