Telecom Routing and Switching

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  • CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access)

    CDMA (Code-Division Multiple Access) refers to any of several protocols used in so-called second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) wireless communications...(Continued) 

  • BGP (Border Gateway Protocol)

    BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) is a protocol for exchanging routing information between gateway hosts (each with its own router) in a network of autonomous systems. 

  • point-of-presence (POP)

    On the Internet, a point-of-presence (POP) is an access point from one place to the rest of the Internet. 

  • switch

    In a telecommunications network, a switch is a device that channels incoming data from any of multiple input ports to the specific output port that will take the data toward its intended destination. 

  • T-carrier system

    To see the relationship between T-carrier, E-carrier, and DS0 multiples, see digital signal X. The T-carrier system, introduced by the Bell System in the U.S. in the 1960s, was the first successful system that supported digitized voice transmission. 

  • telecommunications

    Telecommunications, also called telecommunication, is the exchange of information over significant distances by electronic means... (Continued) 

  • protocol

    In information technology, a protocol (from the Greek protocollon, which was a leaf of paper glued to a manuscript volume, describing its contents) is the special set of rules that end points in a telecommunication connection use when they communicat... 

About Telecom Routing and Switching

Routing and switching in telecom networks requires knowledge of sophisticated equipment and the protocols that traverse it. This section contains advice to help you select telecom switches and routers and resources to help implement protocols like BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP and IS-IS.