Data on Fixed Lines vs Cellular Essay examples

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In this paper I will go over the pros and cons of having a purely fixed line network vs. a purely cellular network. When making this decision there are several things to consider, the most important is what this network is going to be used for. I am going to first go over the fixed line network then follow up with the cellular network. At the end of this paper I will do a recommendation to a new company that wants to open up a Skype- style service as to whether they should use a fixed line or a cellular network. Fixed line telephones was the main form of communication in 1877 and this was the case up to the time when cellular phone came into the world. Fixed lines are in every home and building today so everyone has the …show more content…
Network security is very important on any network with a DSL connection on a fixed line there is no change in the network security. Network security would be handled by a firewall that would be handled by the modem and of course at the device itself. Then the subscriber or company would themselves use additional software for further protection. Troubleshooting is handled by both the subscriber and Telephone Company. There is a way to determine where one ends and the other begins this is known as the demarcation line. This is usually where the wiring enters the home or building. But this really depends on if this is a single occupant property or a multiple occupant property. The failover solution when using a fixed line service for Internet connection would be to have back up equipment available for the site and for the Telephone Company it would be good to know at the central office there is additional servers just in case there is a malfunction. When it comes to the data itself it is always important to have a backup ran on a daily or weekly basis depending on the importance of the data. When Cellular phones first came out the main use was to make phone calls. The first generation of the cell phone transmitted information the same analog format as a fixed line. The second generation (2G) transmission switched to digital which gave cell phones the ability to

transmit and receive voice and data. When