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point of presence

(PoP) A site where there exists a collection of telecommunications equipment, usually modems, digital leased lines and multi-protocol routers. An Internet access provider may operate several PoPs distributed throughout their area of operation to increase the chance that their subscribers will be able to reach one with a local telephone call. The alternative is for them to use virtual PoPs (virtual points of presence) via some third party.
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TNS' new point-of-presence will also offer global companies connectivity to Bermuda's extensive financial and insurance markets.
Nasdaq:EQIX), the leading provider of network-neutral data centers and Internet exchange services, today announced that the PLDT Singapore(PLDT SG) has moved their primary network point-of-presence (PoP) into Equinix's Singapore Internet Business Exchange(TM)(IBX(R)) center to enhance their voice and data connectivity with the leading networks of Asia.
pos (OTC BB:EPOS) is the pioneer in Web-enabling the point-of-sale and point-of-presence environments.
pos (OTCBB:EPOS) is the pioneer in Web-enabling the point-of-sale and point-of-presence environments.
com) (OTCBB:EPOS), a technology licensing pioneer in web-enabling the point-of-sale and point-of-presence environments, today introduced the iPOS TC II point-of-sale (POS) technology reference design on January 15, 2001, at the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention and Expo, in New York City.
The WavStation is typically deployed at service providers' point-of-presence, central office or at a co-location facility, while the WavFarer is designed for multi-service hub or large customer premise locations.
The company's network originates from 108 traditional incumbent point-of-presence telephone companies and several new competitive local exchange point-of-presence locations throughout the Midwest.
As we move forward to further expand our business in the point-of-sale and now, the point-of-presence environments, @pos.
Tiara's 7030 Frame Switch also allows PSINet to deploy a distributed Point-of-Presence (POP) architecture that reduces its costs by effectively increasing the performance of its POPs.
STS allows us to expand our operation in the San Francisco Bay area around our multi-service, multi-protocol point-of-presence (mPOP)," stated Anthony E.
As an entry-level carrier switch, MMCS can be deployed to serve a variety of functions including a simple point-of-presence, a VoIP gateway, an access-switching platform, a tandem switch, as well as an enhanced services platform.