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access network

A network that connects directly to the end user or customer. Access networks connect to the "backbone," which is a network made up of high-speed lines between major switching points. The switching points could be buildings on a campus or cities in a country.


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The combination of MetaSwitch and Occam Networks technologies allows carriers to converge their access networks without intermediate IP/TDM gateways, resulting in substantial reduction in capital and operating expenses while ensuring smooth, secure VoIP delivery with carrier class-quality of service.
In this research service, Frost & Sullivan's expert analysts thoroughly examine the following technologies: ROADM, access networks, and metro networks.
This new capability in access networks substantially reduces carrier costs by replacing high-power, multi-chassis, digital cross-connects in the network core with flexible, low-cost service card solutions in access networks.
IP-CNP with XM[TM] Enables Operators to Deliver Rich Voice, Data, Multi-Media Services Over Multiple Access Networks
We tell them, "Come to Alma and you'll see one of the most advanced access networks you can find.
These packet access networks provide immediate reduction in recurring backhaul charges while providing the additional bandwidth needed for emerging services.
Operators are looking to UMA as a standard for extending mobile voice, data, and IMS services over broadband IP access networks," said Will Franks, chief technology officer at Ubiquisys.
It meets mobile wireless operators' growing traffic requirements for backhaul of both voice and data services in packet-based radio access networks (RANs).
Axerra's AXN Pseudo-Wire Gateways and Access Devices(TM) enable mobile operators, Ethernet service providers, cable MSOs and incumbent carriers to offer a complete range of both traditional and emerging voice and data services over next-generation Ethernet, IP, and MPLS access networks.
Teknovus, the leading provider of Gigabit Ethernet Optical Network (GEPON) chipsets for the deployment of triple-play services in broadband access networks, announced that more than 20 carriers have deployed its OLT (central office) and ONU (customer premises) chipsets.
The Axerra AXN Pseudo-Wire solution meets wireless operators' growing traffic requirements for backhaul of both voice and data services in packet-based radio access networks (RANs).
Teknovus, the leading provider of Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) chipsets for the deployment of IPTV in broadband access networks, today announced the availability of its TK3713 Optical Network Unit (ONU) chip.