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local loop

[′lō·kəl ′lüp]
(communications)
A telephone line terminating at the local central office. Also known as local line.
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local loop

(communications)
The circuits between a telephone subscriber's residence or business and the switching equipment at the local central office.
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local loop

The communications lines between a customer and the telephone company's central office or distribution station. Often called the "last mile," the physical loop has traditionally been copper-based telephone wire. See last mile, DLC and FTTP.
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This type of access does not really involve unbundling access to the local loop's copper pair (it merely allows the local loop's highest frequencies to be used).
The necessary changes in the local loop, and even those in the trunking applications, should not, however, present an insurmountable technological problem to optimizing the public switched telephone network for ISDN service.
The UK telecomms watchdog Oftel is to impose service level standards on British Telecommunications Plc (BT) offering local loop access to its competitors.
--The term "local loop" refers to the physical circuit linking subscribers to switchboards and other local equipment installed by telecommunications operators.
Britain's telecomms regulator Oftel has unveiled new measures to promote local loop unbundling in the country.
The telecommunications regulator Oftel said the proposals would increase competition for services over the 'local loop' - the final stretch of line from the local exchange into the home - when this is opened to competition, next year.
But only 3% of these lines are over unbundled local loops. Unbundling the local loop involves allowing new entrants to access the segment of telecommunications network held by incumbents (the "local loop" is the last part of the network which links their premises to subscribers) and providing systems and DSL services (technology which offers high speed Internet access) on a competitive basis.
The subscriber base of local loop segment has reached 2.70 million at the end of December 2018 as compared to 2.76 million as of June, 2018.
The subscriber base of local loop segment has stood 2.76 million at the end of December 2017 as against to 2.99 million as of June, 2017.
Finnish telecommunications company (HEL:DNA) announced on Thursday that the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority has issued significant market power (SMP) decisions concerning local loop and bitstream markets (M3).
Zong, in its letter to PTA, explained that PTCL operates its wireless broadband services under WLL (Wireless Local Loop) license, according to which one cell site must not handover one device/phone to another cell site while on the go, regardless the content of the data i.e.