Many business units are requesting their network organizations untether them from fixed landline DSL connections and replace them with more flexible cellular data services. Some of this demand is based on cellular provider marketing claims to deliver cost-competitive DSL-like speeds over coverage areas. Although some claims are valid, there are other vital areas to concentrate on as part of the decision process:
- Total cost of cellular services versus landline DSL.
- Cellular service capabilities versus enterprise needs.
- Future cellular performance trends versus DSL service.
Many enterprises are selecting various cellular data services to replace or coexist with copper-based DSL connections. Although cellular data services continue to improve, landline-based DSL may still retain a performance edge.