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Session border controller:
a VoIP device that controls call admission to a network and performs a number of call-control functions to ease the load on the call agents within the network.
Synchronous digital hierarchy
Software development kit
Software defined radio
Symmetric digital subscriber line
Service data unit
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Serving GPRS support node:
mobile packet data element within a GPRS network that handles GTP tunnels and forwards them to gateway GPRS support nodes (see GGSN).
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Session initiation protocol:
a text-based OSI application layer protocol. Widely recognised as the protocol for all IP-based media sessions.
Service level agreement
Subscriber loop carrier
Small or medium-sized enterprise
Short messaging service
Signalling/simple network management protocol
Visual software client for telecoms services
Telecoms switching equipment combining the functionalities of PSTN switches and next-generation packaged switches, typically with routing intelligence separated from the physical interface unit to allow a more cost-efficient deployment of several switches within the same network. Also known as a call agent, media gateway controller, or media gateway, a softswitch can support ATM, DSL, Frame Relay and IP.
Synchronous optical network
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Special access service
A transmission path connecting an interexchange carrier location in a Lata directly to an end user premise or another interexchange carrier location.
Spam over internet telephony
Signalling point of interconnection:
demarcation point on a SS7 signalling link.
Signalling System Number 7
An outdoor cabinet that provides protection for fibre management functions:
splicing, patching and passive component integration.
Used to describe a user’s computer in a peer-to-peer network that acts as a relay between one user and another.
General term to mean an ACD, PBX or telephone exchange.
Switched access service
The transport of switched traffic between end-users and carriers. Switched access connects end-users to interexchange carriers (IXCs), mobile network operators (MNOs) and competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs).