Most of us have heard about "T1" lines. We know they are some kind of (expensive) communications line you can get from one of the telephone companies. It turns out T1's are part of the Digital Signal (DS) Level System.
Remember each channel is sampled 8000 times per second so a single frame represents one eight-thousandth of 24 individual channels or telephone calls. We can also say that, in one second a DS-1 signal transmits 8000 193 bit frames. We can use these numbers to calculate the true DS-1 bit rate which includes both data and overhead (framing) bits: