Both are used for the same purpose yet both are wide apart in their essence. You can say identical twins but having their own nature, positive and negative aspects regarding their service and support. It will be good to go through the similarities and differences between them so that we better understand what are they? What is their purpose, which is better than the other or why one is preferable to the other whether if the other is good?
Similarities of Cable & DSL
Personal Fountain head (Cable Vs DSL)
Yes! Both are the sources for internet service providers to deliver the internet package to the customer. Cable and DSL as their names are different yet both are doing the same job mean serving their customer as per the customer’s requirements. Cable and DSL are both for Internet service deliver in their particular regions. They are the fountainheads to distribute the internet to the customer through proper channeling.
Applicator (Cable Vs DSL)
The applicability of both cable and DSL is same as they are used for web surfing, mailing, gaming and accessing other mediums of information. There are so many websites on internet like educational, informational, gaming, social and charity which are required to be used by the customers. Interne is used for commercial, business and private purpose. Both cable and DSL serves all these application in better way for the users.
Security (Cable Vs DSL)
Both offer security while antivirus is being installed. Otherwise both are prune to malfunctioning in case of either antivirus expiry or no installation at all. Security issues can be resolved by the installation of antivirus and renewing it on proper timing will enable you to use internet safely. One tip is to shut down the system if you are not using.
Dissimilarities of Cable & DSL
Cater (Cable Vs DSL)
Cater is being done differently for accessing internet as it is clear from the names. One is providing service through cable. It is a wire distribute throughout the way from server to the client to send the internet. There basically coaxial wire used for this purpose on which you may receive TV transmission as well. Broadband caters offer Internet TV together with internet.
Second is provided through phone line. It is advantageous for DSL to access a large number of subscribers as there is only need to activate the service by making phone call to the relevant telephone service provider. However you need to put a DSL splitter on the phone line to separate the phone frequency from internet frequency. The benefit of DSL is that you can use both telephone and internet at the same time without any interruption.
Execution (Cable Vs DSL)
Cable executes internet at high speed as its name is High Speed Cable Internet. This increase its credibility as it always remains on and available for most of the time. There are few chances of disconnection in rare circumstances.
DSL executes internet through phone line and although it claims to do work with high speed yet is slower than cable. DSL execution is hinder as pr distance. The near you are from the phone company or service provider the good speed you get while moving away will decrease the strength of signals.
Pattern /Configuration (Cable Vs DSL)
The cable service reaches to your house through a coaxial wire which is direct from server to the user. There is no alteration in the pattern and it is accessible to anywhere just the deployment of cable is needed and is feasible as cable is already spread for the television service.
DSL is access through copper wire used in phone line and also available nearly everywhere. There is equipment known as DSL splitter required to separate the voice and data frequency which is available from anywhere.
Speed / Download (Cable Vs DSL)
These are the two features which are the target of both these cable and DSL services. Both claim high speed internet with large amount of data download. However it does not mean both are providing same high speed. We can say that cable internet is faster than DSL. Cable downloading speed vary between 4 – 16 Mbps and downloading speed is 384 kbps – 1.5 Mbps whereas DSL downloading sped is 768 Kbps – 6 Mbps and uploading is 128 – 768 Kbps.
Regarding speed cable again comes up with good service as speed of DSL effects because of the distance. Cable provide its service with the prescribe sped but for the DSL you know that if you are away from the center of server you will lose the signal and it delays your work.
Monetary Value (Cable Vs DSL)
This is very important issue in accessing any facility. You have to consider your budget if you are going for some types of services. It is obvious that cable network is more efficient in this manner. It is easy to acquire and also very cost effective. There is no complication in its deployment you have to subscribe for the service the service provider access you in any way. However it is a type of cable snare all round you house or office if you are using internet on more than one unit.
DSL is somewhat complicated as it needs a DSL splitter to identify both frequencies individually. However in case of higher frequency it disrupts the telephone service and internet frequency produce white space in the form of noise which irritate. As it is complicate it is expensive as well so fewer users prefer to deploy it.