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TOT Invests In International Internet Bandwidth

According to an article in THE NATION

TOT contribution to undersea cable approved

The TOT board recently approved the state agency’s plan to join in a project to build an Asian submarine cable link to cater to the fast growth of bandwidth demand in Thailand.

TOT will contribute US$40 million (Bt1.2 billion) to the project, which will boost its capacity to provide international Internet bandwidth. Construction of the network, which has a lifespan of 20-25 years, will be completed within two years. Business development e-service goes nationwide.

According to an article in THE NATION

ADSL connection problem, bad ADSL signal, no phone signal

Do you have a problem with a stable ADSL connection with TOT, TT&T, 3BB or whatever Internet Service Provider in Phuket / Thailand?

Here is what you should check first:

Do you have a proper phone line from outside your house in to the house, than here is usually the bottle neck of the signal?!

Usually you have a signal display in the interface of your ADSL modem which shows you the SNR Margin and the Line Attenuation / Loop Att..

Here is the information what the SNR Margin and the Line Attenuation / Loop Att. should be to work fine.

If the signal is below (for SNR Margine) or above (for the Line Attenuation) you should definitely change first the phone line wiring in to your house and when this is done and there is still a problem, your ISP needs to check the phone line coming to your house!

SNR is Signal to Noise Ratio (aka Noise Margin or Signal to Noise Margin)

Relative strength of the DSL signal to Noise ratio.

6dB is the lowest dB manufactures specify for modem to be able to synch. In some instances interleaving can help raise the noise margin to an acceptable level.

The higher the number the better for this measurement.

6dB or below is bad and will experience no synch or intermittent synch problems
7dB-10dB is fair but does not leave much room for variances in conditions
11dB-20dB is good with no synch problems
20dB-28dB is excellent
29dB or above is outstanding

Loop Att. is Line Attenuation

Measure of how much the signal has degraded between the DSLAM and the modem.

Maximum signal loss recommendation is usually about 60dB. The lower the dB the better for this measurement.

20dB and below is outstanding
20dB-30dB is excellent
30dB-40dB is very good
40dB-50dB is good

50dB-60dB is poor and may experience connectivity issues
60dB or above is bad and will experience connectivity issues

Output Power

How much power modem (upstream) or DSLAM (downstream) is using. Maximum recommended is about 15dB.

The lower the power the better for this measurement.

Click here for the Wikipedia information about the Noise Margin (SNR Margine)

If you still have ADSL / Land line phone problems, just let us know and we will assist you to get the job done.

Google Public DNS Service

As we reported already about the alternative OpenDNS solution, here a brand new service from Google. Google Public DNS Service.

Those of you experiencing DNS issues or have trouble using OpenDNS, give these a try:

Primary DNS: 8.8.8.8
Secondary DNS: 8.8.4.4

The DNS protocol is an important part of the web’s infrastructure, serving as the Internet’s “phone book”. Every time you visit a website, your computer performs a DNS lookup. Complex pages often require multiple DNS lookups before they complete loading. As a result, the average Internet user performs hundreds of DNS lookups each day, that collectively can slow down his or her browsing experience.

All detail informations about the DNS service you will find here.

Confused Which Free Public DNS To Use, Here Is How To Benchmark The Fastest DNS Server From Your Location

If you are looking for a professional grade hardcore DNS speed benchmarking tool, multi-platform, open-source utility namebench would be the answer, capable of utilizing your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets to benchmark DNS server speeds namebench provide well laid-out, easy to understand individualized recommendation.

However, if you are looking for something fast and noob-friendly free windows-only utility DNS Tester gets the job done but you will need to manually evaluate and compare the results.

Another free alternative would be DNSBench for fast, easy and comprehensive DNS Benchmarking on windows.

Are your DNS nameservers impeding your Internet experience?

If you have problems with your Domain Name Server’s provided by your ISP, take a look at this tool,  it might help you to resolve the problem.

If you look for alternative DNS server ip’s , click here to find a list which is working usually fine here in Thailand.

Other DNS solutions you also can find here:

Google Public DNS Service or  OpenDNS information

Confused Which Free Public DNS To Use, Here Is How To Benchmark The Fastest DNS Server From Your Location:

If you are looking for a professional grade hardcore DNS speed benchmarking tool, multi-platform, open-source utility namebench would be the answer, capable of utilizing your web browser history, tcpdump output, or standardized datasets to benchmark DNS server speeds namebench provide well laid-out, easy to understand individualized recommendation.

However, if you are looking for something fast and noob-friendly free windows-only utility DNS Tester gets the job done but you will need to manually evaluate and compare the results.

Another free alternative would be DNSBench for fast, easy and comprehensive DNS Benchmarking on windows.

Facts about Internet in Thailand (ADSL / EDGE / GPRS / WIFI / CDMA)

All about the Internet in Thailand regarding

  • Internet Domain Names
  • Internet Backbones
  • International & Domestic Bandwidth
  • International Gateways
  • Domestic Internet Exchange
  • Internet Service Providers
  • Internet Data Centers (IDC)

you can find here in this WIKIPEDIA fact sheet.

Some more information, like the up to date Thailand Internet Map and more,  is also available here at the Internet Users and Statistics in Thailand web site.

Any more questions regarding regional specialties for Phuket and the surrounding areas, contact Phuket Hosting, we will give you the latest updates about it.