• July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    triple-play network

    A triple-play network is one in which voice, video and data are all provided in a single access subscription... (Continued)  Continue Reading

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    multilink PPP

    Multilink PPP is a communications protocol that enables a personal computer (PC) to use two PPP (Point-to-Point Protocol) communications ports as if they were a single port of greater bandwidth... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    operational support system (OSS)

    An operational support system (OSS) is a set of programs that help a communications service provider monitor, control, analyze and manage a telephone or computer network.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

    The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a concept for an integrated network of telecommunications carriers that would facilitate the use of IP (Internet Protocol) for packet communications in all known forms over wireless or landline... (Continued)  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    carrier signal

    A carrier signal is a transmitted electromagnetic pulse or wave at a steady base frequency of alternation on which information can be imposed by increasing signal strength, varying the base frequency, varying the wave phase, or other means... (...  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07


    In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    What is the difference between VPN and VPN pass-through?

    In this Q&A, our VPN expert describes the difference between a basic VPN and VPN pass-through, a feature often found in small business Internet gateway devices.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Networking certification how-to

    These networking certification steps focus on what materials you need, what practice tests are best, and what kind of schedule you should put in place in order to pass your exam and certify. If you are a nervous test-taker, these steps also cover ...  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Fixed mobile convergence: Understanding the landscape

    Fixed mobile convergence (FMC), the convergence of wired and wireless technologies into a single solution, is explained in this tip.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Ethernet as a service: Best practices for delivery

    Ethernet services can offer providers many benefits as well as the opportunity to lead customers into the managed services space. This tip offers best practices for providing Ethernet as a service.  Continue Reading

  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    Implementing video on demand

    Video on demand (VoD) implementation best practices are discussed, as well as VoD service, delivery and management models.  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA)

    Inverse multiplexing over ATM (IMA) is a method of optimizing the data transfer rate for individual subscribers in networks that use asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) by dividing the data into multiple concurrent streams that are sent across separate...  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    telecom carrier

    A telecom carrier is a company that is authorized by regulatory agencies to operate a telecommunications system.  Continue Reading