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service provider

[′sər·vəs prə‚vīd·ər]
(computer science)
An organization that provides access to a wide-area network, such as the Internet.

service provider

(communications)
An organisation that provides a service by telephone, such as an 0800 (toll free) number. The service provider buys the services of a telecom supplier (e.g. BT) but advertises the service and deals with the calls itself. Increasingly, service providers are now also managing their advanced call-routing.

service provider

An organization that provides a network, storage or processing service. Examples are the telephone companies (see common carrier), Internet service providers (see ISP), application service providers (see ASP), storage service providers (see SSP) and content providers (see digital service provider and cable TV). See cloud computing and DSL.
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