Mobile Internet VS ADSL Internet

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What is the deffirens between mobile internet and ADSL internet and witch one is beter
asked Feb 2, 2015 in ADSL by dicogt (390 points)
ADSL is certainly better. Especially if you're going to be using it at home. But if you are always on the go then mobile data would be your first choice. When it comes to speed and costs ADSL is simply better.

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Mobile Internet does not use Telkom's DSL infrastrcuture and can therefore be used anywhere where there is MTN coverage and traffic is routed directly onto MTN's fibre optic network.

ADSL used existing Telkom copper/fibre infrastrcuture and is router via DSLAM exchanges to the closest IPC on the MTN network and thereafter onto the MTN network to route locally or internationally.

Both products offer great value depending on your requirements. DSL offers a lower per GB price and generaly is the best option for low latency gaming or streaming. Mobile Data offers much lower overheads (in terms of monthly rental) but is more expensive per GB. It has the added bonus of being available nationally, so you have data pretty much wherever you go.

For most people, who want to be connected 24/7, it's mostly important (and affordable) to have a combination of both.
answered Feb 2, 2015 by AfriMan (14,660 points)
selected Feb 2, 2015 by dicogt