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Naked DSL

Naked DSL
A naked DSL (a.k.a. standalone or dry loop DSL) is a digital subscriber line (DSL) without a PSTN (analogue
telephony) service — or the associated dial tone. In other words, only a standalone DSL Internet service is provided
on the local loop.

Comparison of regular and naked DSL
In regular DSL, a cable runs from the telephone switch to a piece of equipment called a Plain Old Telephone Service
(POTS) splitter. This splitter separates the DSL and voice bands. Thus the customer will have a dial tone, which
allows them to use the telephone line as a regular land line while they are using it to access the Internet on their
computer. A cable carrying both services runs from the splitter to the cable head, where it continues on to the
customer on outside plant. (See DSLAM.)
In naked DSL, there is no cable from the telephone switch to the POTS splitter. Thus there is no dial tone on the line.
However, the customer could still use the line for regular telephone service through Voice over Internet Protocol
(VoIP) or a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) instead of the Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC).
Naked ADSL2 and ADSL2+ provisioned with "all digital mode" Annex I or Annex J can achieve additional 256
kbit/s of upstream data rate.

Availability
Naked DSL is available in several countries, if not nationwide then via at least one company: Austria, Australia,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand,
Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.[1]

Australia
Amnet was the first ISP in Australia to officially launch a naked DSL product live on 14 November 2007, followed
by iiNet a day later. Exetel released naked ADSL2 Services on 1 December 2007. Optus, Australia's second largest
telecommunications provider, announced on 2 Mar 2009 that it will also be providing naked DSL services. Other
providers include offer Naked DSL are listed at Updated List of Naked DSL ISPs that service Australia [2].
Many of the smaller players use Optus to deliver their Naked DSL services.

Canada
Since the CRTC ruling of 21 July 2003,[3] Naked DSL service has been made available in Canada. Bell Canada and
other incumbents typically charge an additional fee for dry loop DSL based on the "Band Rate" of the area (ranging
from Band A to Band GWikipedia:Citation needed) to consumers and smaller ISP's who use Bell's phone line.

Croatia
Several providers offer naked DSL, but as of late July 2012, Iskon Internet is the first one to offer naked DSL
nationwide on T-Hrvatski Telekom's existing infrastructure, by unsubscribing from T-Com's analog line and
providing telephony service over VoIP. However, due to T-HT's wholesale policy and prices, higher speeds would
be too expensive for end user, and DSL link still operates in Annex B.

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