We are installing ADSL services, mostly G.Lite in Malaysia. Our citizens are not technically good in computer technology but so are most other nations. I don't think it is matter of literacy because my own brother, who is a civil engineer, does not even know anything about it.
Telekom Malaysia supplies the ZXDSL which is equipped with a router at extra cost but I notice that many customers prefer to choose this package so it is an advantage in fast installation of ADSL service. Telekom only enable the modem function so must use the supplied software, WinPoet, in order to login using PPPoE.
ADSL service is provided using DSLAM and ATM switches. Not sure how the PPPoE is provided.
I don't see any need for this PPP because subscribers are already connected to the network but it could be some form of computer user account control, similar to telnet, except that with PPP, full internet function is provided, instead of just text, as a text terminal in the case of telnet or even X-term. The PPP also provide dynamic address allocation but this function can be provided by DHCP which appear to be stable since even the ZXDSL modem is equipped with DHCP and DNS relay functions.
I bet the fastest way to install ADSL service is the above, DHCP based instead of PPP based. this means there is no account control by ISP. Telco will control the service by physical unplugging of service but there is virtually no setup required. It is also the cheapest.
Of course modem connection is not allowed, only modem with routers. Any flaw in the above argument? Any other better alternative? How is it done in other countries?