Presentation on theme: "Instructor: Sam Nanavaty The Telephone Network. Instructor: Sam Nanavaty Local telephony services provided by a Local Exchange Carrier (LEC). The LEC."— Presentation transcript:
Instructor: Sam Nanavaty Local telephony services provided by a Local Exchange Carrier (LEC). The LEC is however restricted in its operation to within its Local Access Transport Area (LATA). Calls between LATAs have to be handled by an Inter Exchange Carrier (IEC or IXC).
Instructor: Sam Nanavaty The Central Office (CO) switches provide the service for the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) Businesses can also have their own switch called a Private Branch Exchange (PBX) which is a smaller version of the CO switch. The connections between the CO switches are called Interoffice Trunks and carry all the calls. Circuits that connect the CO switch to the business Private Branch Exchange (PBX) are called CO Trunks Trunks between PBXs are called Tie Trunks.
The PSTN is circuit-switched and guarantees end-to-end connection during the call. The resources associated with that call are tied up for the duration of the call.
Instructor: Sam Nanavaty Basic PBX services Lowest Cost Path Routing - having the preferred paths, based on cost, line quality, reliability and billing information. Automatic Call Distribution (ACD) - finding available telephones in a pool, often called Hunt Groups. Voice Mail Call Forwarding - automatically forwarding of calls when a telephone is unavailable. Calling Line Identification (CLI) - that maps the caller's number to a name in a database. Calling Number Blocking - blocking of unwanted numbers. Voice Conferencing - allowing a conversation to occur between more than two people
Instructor: Sam Nanavaty Calls made outside local area are handled by Toll centers Higher level of switching depends on the destination of call and the traffic volumes at any given time The end office is the lowest level of switching entity, there may be one or more end offices (Central offices) based on the number of subscribers in the area The PSTN is a hierarchical network consisting of 5 levels of switching facilities
Instructor: Sam Nanavaty HW Assignment #1 What is a PBX and what are the PBX interface standards? Identify various PBX manufacturers What are the typical functional features offered by a PBX? Identify the companies that make the Central Office switches What are the key functional features offered by a C.O. switch? Here is a URL to get you started: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PBX#Overview
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