bearer channel


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bearer channel

(communications)
Originally, a channel suited for carrying one voice-grade connection. Typically a DS0 channel.

Compare data channel.
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bearer channel

One of the data-carrying channels in an ISDN service. See ISDN.
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By using two bearer channels in a BRI, the user can have at least three applications (PC, phone, fax) using the same telephone line, with each application running independently.
* Testing voice and data services on hybrid networks (such as ATM to SDH) and Non-intrusive protocol analysis and monitoring (Eg:Monitor tens to hundreds of SS7 links for signlaing and bearer channels)