Talk:Symmetric digital subscriber line

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'but compatible'[edit]

The article says This ETSI variant is but compatible with the ITU-T G.SHDSL standardized regional variant for Europe.. What does 'but compatible' mean, compatible or not compatible, is the reader supposed to guess? Can somebody correct this, Thanks. Edward 16:27, 16 Nov 2004 (UTC)

thanks for the hint[edit]

it took a while, but now i have removed the 'but'...

Still a problem?[edit]

I think there is still a problem, either with this page, or the one on G.SHDSL. On this (SDSL) page it says:

"This ETSI variant is compatible with the ITU-T G.SHDSL standardized regional variant for Europe."

...but on the G.SHDSL page, after mentioning SDSL it says:

"In Europe a variant of G.SHDSL was standarized by ETSI using the name 'SDSL'. This ETSI variant is not compatible with the ITU-T G.shdsl standardized regional variant for Europe and must not be confused with the usage of the term 'SDSL' in North America."

(emphasis mine). HI ,


Ritesh Sharma 9888484776

Split pages?[edit]

I tried to fix the confusion about SDSL, the predecessor of (G.)SHDSL and SDSL, the opposite of ADSL. Now I'm not sure whether it should maybe be split into two different articles. --Pgallert (talk) 10:21, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

Requested move 2[edit]

In reference to the move request, my changes, and the paragraph directly above this one: Instead of moving, it should be split so that we would have:

  1. Sdsl (an umbrella term): All synchronous DSL technologies, and
  2. SDSL (a particular technology): The SDSL technology which is (apparently, I don't know much about it) a legacy technology.

To make clear that it is different concepts something should be added to the title, e.g. Sdsl (telecommunication) and SDSL (technology). --Pgallert (talk) 07:53, 22 June 2009 (UTC)


There are two SHDSL pages. This one, and another Single-pair high-speed digital subscriber line. G.SHDSL directs to the Single-pair high-speed digital subscriber line page. So what is it meant to be? Which is what? (talk) 11:48, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

Narrow Sense[edit]

"In the narrow sense SDSL is a particular DSL variant that supports data only on a single line and does not support analog calls"

Really? In Australia (and presumably other regions) this is called "Naked DSL". I have never heard of this being called SDSL. (talk) 09:50, 26 September 2013 (UTC)