What is a DS3?
A DS3 is very similar to a DS1. The big difference is that, with a bandwidth of 45Mbps, a
channelized DS3 has the ability to carry 28 DS1's (at a cost lower than just ordering 28
DS1's). An unchannelized DS3 will give you a 45 Mbps "pipeline." It is also a High Capacity
Special Access Service that will provide you with high-speed, dedicated, point-to-point
lines capable of transmitting multiple streams of information. Whether you are sending
voice, data, or high quality video, a DS3 can fulfill your requirements. And since it is a
dedicated line, the full bandwidth will be available to you 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week.
How can a DS3 help me?
If you currently have multiple DS1's between two sites, then you may want to consider
upgrading your service to a DS3.
The following applications are ideal for DS3:
- Transferring large amounts of data between
two or more sites
- Teleconferencing (with high quality video)
- Connecting large, robust LANs
- Improve connectivity to busy web servers