With ADSL, why are upload speeds always so much slower than download speeds?

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asked Jan 29, 2015 in ADSL by prodigyX (600 points)

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ADSL stands for Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line. The Asymmetrical part means that your upload and download are not at the same rate. For practical purposes, this is for management of broadband on Telkom's network, to ensure that there is a stable spread of services, as uncontrolled uploads can saturate both Telkom and ISP networks, especially on services like torrents and other P2P services.

Mobil Data offers much higher upload speeds and we expect fibre will also make higher uploads possible.
answered Jan 29, 2015 by AfriMan (14,640 points)