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Admin Know-IT-All Question #3

Admin Know-IT-All Question #3




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Today's Know-IT-All answer is:
a. DSLAM

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A Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) is a network device, usually at a telephone company central office, that receives signals from multiple customer Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) connections and puts the signals on a high-speed backbone line using multiplexing techniques. Depending on the product, DSLAM multiplexers connect DSL lines with some combination of asynchronous transfer mode (ATM), frame relay, or Internet Protocol networks. DSLAM enables a phone company to offer business or homes users the fastest phone line technology (DSL) with the fastest backbone network technology (ATM).

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Learning Path: Telephony and Wide Area Networks TELEPHONY AND WIDE AREA NETWORKS...circuit - PSTN - Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) - telephone jacks - dial-up - acoustic coupler - modem - 56flex - 56 Kbps (x2) - handshaking - V.xx standards - local loop - central office - LIDB - dedicated line - BOC - RBOC - Intelligent Network (IN) - Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) - Signaling System 7 (SS7) - EWSD - erlang (measure of line usage) - frame - frame relay - frame relay access device (FRAD) - ATM - 2600 - ISDN - B-channel - D-channel - terminal adapter - BISDN - HDLC - IDSL - PABX - Direct Inward Dialing (DID) - Automatic Number Identification (ANI) - Dialed Number Identification Service (DNIS) - permanent virtual circuit (PVC) - switched virtual circuit - DSLAM - Voice over IP - VoxML - CAPI - TAPI - splitter - splitterless (DSL) - ATU-R - digital loop carrier View other topics for self-study by visiting our Guide to the Learning Paths.

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