Switching

 

Is Switch Partitioning Feasible for CLECs?

Posted: 03/1999 Is Switch Partitioning Feasible for CLECs? By William H. Tucker In a marketplace where a competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) is seeking efficiency, switch partitioning is emerging as the fourth viable opportunity–behind bundled resale, leasing unbundled network elements (UNEs) and network overbuilds–to more effectively serve its customers. Not everyone embraces the notion of […]

Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching

Posted: 02/1999 Client-Server Technology Comes to Telephony Switching Alternative to Mainframe CO Gear Promises Lower Costs, Open Applications Development By Peter Lambert Illustration by Ben Folkertsma Just as distributed servers and client workstations replaced many bulky, centralized mainframe computers in data networks over the past decade, so distributed networks of servers, workstations and software have […]

The Programmable Network

Posted: 05/1998 The Programmable Network Multipurpose Platforms to Populate the Network By Paula Bernier The telephone network with an individual box for each function is fast becoming a thing of the past. The convergence of computers and telephony is ushering in a new paradigm in which a single "box" can easily serve multiple functions–and at […]

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