bearer channel


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bearer channel

(communications)
Originally, a channel suited for carrying one voice-grade connection. Typically a DS0 channel.

Compare data channel.

bearer channel

One of the data-carrying channels in an ISDN service. See ISDN.
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Support for bearer channel numbering and subaddressing is provided.
This latest release adds the System Manager, Bearer Channel Connection (BCC), Link Control and Protection protocols and completes Trillium's V5.
8 integrated bi-directional HDLC controllers that allow the chip to frame the D channels, CHI, BRI or synchronous channels, and to even segment them into subchannels for multiple virtual connections over a single bearer channel
The PPP option will permit each bearer channel to operate at 56/64 Kbps and will allow the channels to be combined, which will create a single, logical 112/128 Kbps aggregated data stream.