value-added network


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value-added network

[′val·yü ¦ad·əd ′net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network that provides not only communications channels but also other services such as automatic error detection and correction, protocol conversions, and store-and-forward message services.

value-added network

A communications network that provides services beyond normal transmission, such as automatic error detection and correction, protocol conversion and message storing and forwarding. Telenet and Tymnet are examples of value-added networks.