Discussing the Benefits of T3 Internet

A T3 line is an especially powerful tool to transport data. The enormous capacity of a T3 line can be properly understood when it is compared with a T1 line.
While a T1 line can carry 24 separate channels thus providing 24 different sets of communication simultaneously, a T3 line can provide 672 channels! That is to say if there is one T3 line, 672 people can simultaneously browse the net at a very high speed.
T carriers do not have devoted channels. That is to say, no particular channel is attached to a particular telephone unit. It is basically a clutch of channels. Whenever a particular channel is used either to transfer data or used as a voice telephone, this channel is temporarily assigned to that activity. As soon as the activity is over the assigned channel reverts to the clutch.
Thus unless 24 people are simultaneously conversing, a user will always find a free channel. It has been observed that a single T1 line can very efficiently cater to 100-150 people in an office.
So, with 672 channels available in a single T3 internet connection, you can very easily realize that over 4000 people can simultaneously access the net at a very high speed or converse with crystal clear clarity.
T3 channels are almost invariably used by the internet service providers. With the data traffic it has to handle with the least possible delay and downtime, a provider has little option other than T3. They use this medium to remain connected with the internet backbone. At times the architecture of the backbone itself is made up of T3 connectivity.
The internet has revolutionized the whole concept of connectivity. With it has come the truly novel concept of e-commerce. Skeptics had earlier pooh poohed the concept of e-commerce. Their argument was that a retail customer will never buy a commodity unless he can physically check it.
But the success of retail portals like Amazon and EBay has stunned them into silence.
With the whole world becoming their marketplace due to the internet, big retail giants are now falling over one another to hike their bandwidths to the level of T3 to take advantage of reaching more customers simultaneously. This wide coverage and access which T3 connectivity can provide has provided them with the opportunity of multiplying their sales many many times over.
Not only the retail giants but capital goods manufacturers also have grabbed of this opportunity. They are now able to contact potential buyers all over the world and through video conferencing are able to demonstrate their products to clients and purchasers situated thousands of miles away - all in real time!
This new world of super fast and crystal clear connectivity has boosted the economies of not only the developed countries but the rest of the world too.
With breakneck competition raging among the service providers, the rates of T3 connectivity have also slid down from their previous forbidding heights. An intelligent comparison of the rates and schemes offered by the competing service providers and ruthless bargaining can further reduce the costs of T3 connections.
OC12 is an even faster connection than OC3. You might be wondering there should be limit of speed. But if you care to ponder on the extent by which traffic on the internet has increased, it is not really a surprise that a faster carrier emerged.
Let us first wade through the technical details of OC12. Though it might not make much sense to non technical persons who are more interested in the benefits accruing to them instead of the nitty gritty of bits and bytes, still it seems a little naïve and out of sync if we are not in a position to mouth a few capital letters when everybody who is somebody is doing so all around us.
Let me tell you one thing. If you find these details completely bewildering and are unable to memorize anything, don't worry. All those who are doing so are in the same boat as you are. They are showing off!
In fact the service providers are also unable to provide you with a monthly estimate of the usage of an OC12 connection! It is a stark fact, I am not joking. This is still not used by very many commercial establishments dealing with brick and mortar economy.
This is still the near exclusive domain of web hosting companies who are basically mid size internet service customers. Also some smaller internet service providers who act as subcontractors of large internet service providers have opted for this sort of a connection.
They use this connectivity mainly for wide area network connections. However, no large internet service provider will use this as an architectural constituent of the internet backbone.
Anyway, let us brave the technical details.
OC12 connection has a speed which can go up to a maximum of 622.08 Mbit per second out of which payload (i.e. the actual data transferred) will be at the rate of 601.344 Mbit per second while the overhead (i.e. repeater requirement)will be 20.736 Mbit per second.
Well, what does all this mean?
In simple terms, it means that one OC12 connection is equivalent to 4 OC3 connections. Let us jog our mathematical instincts a bit! It works out to 400 T1 connections. One T1 connection is equivalent to 24 conventional telephone lines. So, one OC12 connection is equal to 9600 conventional phone lines all working thousands of times faster than our conventional phones.
Phew! That indeed is one heck of connectivity! The cost for this is obviously going to be a lot more expensive than what you are currently paying but much cheaper in the long run. So, it is natural that other than those involved in the business of providing connectivity, others have not yet ventured very deep into this new facility available in the world of telecommunication.

newer post older post