Switched Multimegabit Data Service


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Switched Multimegabit Data Service

(networking)
(SMDS) An emerging high-speed datagram-based public data network service developed by Bellcore and expected to be widely used by telephone companies as the basis for their data networks.

See also Metropolitan Area Network.
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On the telephone provider side, Bellcore is forging ahead with its cell relay service known as Switched Multimegabit Data Service (SMDS).
Still another is switched multimegabit data service, or SMDS, a high-speed intermediate network service envisioned as a bridge between local and wide area networks.