tandem switching

tandem switching

[′tan·dəm ′swich·iŋ]
(communications)
System of routing telephone calls in which calls do not travel directly between local offices, but rather through a central office.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"Becoming not only the first competitive tandem service provider to secure this certification but also the first IP-based GETS-compliant tandem service provider, is consistent with the significant nationwide investments Neutral Tandem has made in providing diverse tandem switching for competitive carriers."
With its comprehensive IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) solution, Sonus addresses the full range of carrier applications, including residential and business voice services, wireless voice and multimedia, trunking and tandem switching, carrier interconnection and enhanced services.
According to the company, the Lucent Compact Switch will allow O1 to deliver tandem switching and advanced next-generation Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services to enterprises and wholesale customers throughout California.
Main CMS/Soft Switch features include: 1 +, tandem switching, international gateway, real-time billing and CDR, prepaid services, voice mail, enhanced and preferred routing, playing of prompts and digit collection using CMS/Media Server, Web-based administration and comprehensive reporting.
More than 100 customers -- members of Lucent's Open Network Platforms Partner program -- have deployed earlier versions of the EXS platform to carriers worldwide, providing solutions such as intelligent networking, tandem switching, international gateway & callback, virtual private network, call centers, wireless local loop and a wide variety of enhanced subscriber services such as unified messaging, prepaid calling and single-number services.
In addition to routing national and international calls through its tandem switching subsystem, the package also supports a range of value-added services such as pre-paid calling and number translation.
The other is calls routed through tandem switching arrangements and meet-point trunking locations that do' not have sufficient trunking capacity to accept the ISDN traffic loads.
(32.) The FCC defines "transport" as "the transmission and any necessary tandem switching of local telecommunications traffic .
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