Category: Telecom Terms, Business Tips and Industry Tidbits

U-S-A, U-S-A, F-I-B-E-R, F-I-B-E-R

OK, this isn’t a telecom dictionary entry, but it’s pretty interesting. On Friday, February 22nd, 1980, the greatest sports event in American history took place―the U.S hockey team defeated the Soviet Red Army team, 4-3. […]

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Local Loop

The Local Loop refers to the physical wiring that connects the central office of the PSTN to the end user. At the customer site, the local loop, also referred to as the “last mile”, terminates […]

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PSTN

The PSTN, or Public Switched Telephone Network, is the traditional circuit-switched telephone network that has been used for over 120 years. It’s what your landline uses in the event you still use a landline…or know […]

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LATA

LATA (Local Area and Transport Area) was the result of the 1982 Modification of Final Judgement that enabled companies like Sprint and MCI to carry long distance traffic by breaking up the Bell Operating Companies […]

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SIP

SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) I trust you’ve heard of VoIP (Voice over IP) by now, which is transmitting voice digitally over the Internet, whether from a VoIP phone, computer, tablet, smart phone, etc. But SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) may […]

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