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landline

[′lan‚līn]
(electricity)
A communications cable on or under the earth's surface, in contrast to a submarine cable.

landline

Land based. Landline refers to telephone cables buried in the ground or on poles. Contrast with wireless communications such as Wi-Fi, cellular and satellite. The term landline is also used to contrast voice over Internet (VoIP) service, even though VoIP is also land based. See VoIP.
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These features are regarded as technology "cool-aid", pointing to the failure of bandwidth management to live up to its previous billing in the fixedline networking world.
India's regulatory authority, the TRAI, is currently grappling with the issue of access across the three segments: mobile (cell), fixedline, and limited mobility wireless, while recognising that universal service obligations apply only to the fixed-line segment.
Unlike a number of other countries, however, Mozambique has no plans to introduce a competitor to TDM, although it has stated that it wants to boost its woeful 0.6% fixedline reledensity rate to 1%.
This draft Telecom Policy 2014 has integrated the fixedline mobile and broadband policies which were issued separately in 2003 and 2004 respectively.
The company and the Indian unit of Alcatel- Lucent had formed the 26: 74 JV, Alcatel Lucent Managed Network Service India Ltd, in 2009 to manage Bharti's fixedline and broadband networks.
As such, Kazakhtelecom's core fixedline business is being valued at only $423mn while the business generated about $450mn of OIBDA in 2011.
"We are about to procure a new fixedline estate which will have similar controls over calls made.
Europe's biggest independent mobile phone retailer, which also provides fixed-line telecommunications and broadband, said it now expected to add 200,000 to 250,000 broadband customers this year and revenues at its UK fixedline telecoms business to be broadly flat.
Therefore, users only need carry one handset and calls are seamlessly switched between mobile and fixedline calls which in turn mean one bill and one number for all calls.
The fixedline subscriber base declined from 32.69 million at the end of December to 32.39 million month later.