Typical WAN Channel Speeds
Cellular Phone (standard)
Digital 0.0560 MBPS (for 3G) (less for
- Analog 0.0096 MBPS (9600 bps)
- Analog 0.0144 MBPS (14400 bps) (CDPD)
Dial-up Analog Modems
- 56K 0.0560 MBPS
(56K bps) maximum speed, often less
There are many varieties and speeds & configurations can differ considerably
BellSouth ADSL (home) stated maximum 1.54 MBPS down and 0.256 MBPS up
- ADSL 8 MBPS down, 1 MBPS up
- T1 1.544 MBPS
- T2 6.312 MBPS
- T3 44.736 MBPS
- T4 274.175 MBPS
Fiber Optic (SONET)
Source: Keogh, J. (2001). The Essential
Guide to Networking. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
- OC-1 52 MBPS
- OC-3 155 MBPS
- OC-12 622 MBPS
- OC-48 2488 MBPS
- OC-192 9952 MBPS
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