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Meaning of "PSTN" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES PSTN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Public switched telephone network

The public switched telephone network is the aggregate of the world's circuit-switched telephone networks that are operated by national, regional, or local telephony operators, providing infrastructure and services for public telecommunication. The PSTN consists of telephone lines, fiber optic cables, microwave transmission links, cellular networks, communications satellites, and undersea telephone cables, all interconnected by switching centers, thus allowing any telephone in the world to communicate with any other. Originally a network of fixed-line analog telephone systems, the PSTN is now almost entirely digital in its core network and includes mobile and other networks, as well as fixed telephones. The technical operation of the PSTN adheres to the standards created by the ITU-T. These standards allow different networks in different countries to interconnect seamlessly. The E.163 and E.164 standards provide a single global address space for telephone numbers. The combination of the interconnected networks and the single numbering plan make it possible for any phone in the world to dial any other phone.

Definition of PSTN in the English dictionary

The definition of PSTN in the dictionary is public switched telephone network: the conventional message switched telephone network.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PSTN

PSK
Pskov
PSL
PSL1
PSL2
PSNI
psoas
psocid
psora
psoralea
psoralen
psoriasis
psoriatic
psoric
PSS
psst
PST
PSV

WORDS THAT END LIKE PSTN

AFTN
ATN
ITN
PTN

Synonyms and antonyms of PSTN in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «PSTN» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PSTN

Find out the translation of PSTN to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of PSTN from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «PSTN» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

PSTN
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

PSTN
570 millions of speakers

English

PSTN
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पीएसटीएन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

PSTN
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

PSTN
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

PSTN
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিএসটিএন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

RTC
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

PSTN
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

PSTN
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

PSTN
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

PSTN
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

PSTN
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

PSTN
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

PSTN உடன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पीएसटीएन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

PSTN
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

PSTN
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

PSTN
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

PSTN
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

PSTN
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

PSTN
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

PSTN
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

PSTN
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

PSTN
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of PSTN

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PSTN»

The term «PSTN» is quite widely used and occupies the 46.571 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PSTN» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about PSTN

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PSTN»

Discover the use of PSTN in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to PSTN and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Switching to VoIP
their timing is critical. Timing is especially important when “new” PSTN connections are displacing the old ones—that is, if you're replacing an old PRI with a new one in a different building or if you're consolidating a bunch of POTS trunks into a ...
Ted Wallingford, 2005
2
Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony
an. IP. Phone. A similar ringback problem can occur for calls coming into the IP Telephony network from the PSTN. When a Cisco IOS gateway receives a setup message without a progress indicator, it does not play ringback toward the PSTN.
Paul Giralt, Addis Hallmark, Anne Smith, 2002
3
Network+ Guide to Networks
Originally, the PSTN carried only analog traffic. All of its lines were copper wires, and switch- ing was handled by operators who manually connected calls upon request. Today, switching is computer controlled, and nearly all of the PSTN uses  ...
Tamara Dean, 2009
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Telecommunications Essentials: The Complete Global Source ...
In one very important fashion, the PSTN and the public Internet are one and the same thing: they both exist on the same physical infrastructure. There would be no Internet without the PSTN. The communications links, or backbones, that ISPs  ...
Lillian Goleniewski, 2002
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The Cable and Telecommunications Professionals' Reference: ...
integration with SS7 IP/PSTN gateways or alternative media gateway control protocols. Proponents of the IETF standard/recommendation-based systems cite this as a modular system that allows flexible deployment depending on need.
Goff Hill, 2007
6
Remote access networks: PSTN, ISDN, ADSL, Internet and wireless
Remote network access (RNA) is the network technology that enables us to work anywhere, anytime. Coverage includes a complete review of remote networking technologies and LAN-based applications.
Chander Dhawan, 1998
7
PacketCable Implementation
This book's end-to-end coverage has been designed for cable engineers and networking professionals with widely diverse backgrounds and experience.
Jeff Riddel, 2012
8
Voice Over IP Fundamentals
ET shares many similarities with the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), but there are many key differences. This chapter details both the similarities and differences between these two networks, the ways in which they interoperate, ...
‎2006
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Introduction to Communications Technologies: A Guide for ...
The public switched telephone network (PSTN) has been a part of our daily existence for over one hundred years. The historical significance of Alexander Graham Bell's invention, or possibly his ability to patent his idea only moments before ...
Stephan Jones, Ron Kovac, 2002
10
Sip: Understanding the Session Initiation Protocol
11.1.2 ISDN Signaling Integrated services digital network (ISDN) signaling was developed in the 1980s for all digital telephone connections to the PSTN. The most common types of interfaces are the basic rate interface (BRI) and the primary ...
Alan B. Johnston, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PSTN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term PSTN is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Microsoft's Skype for Business supports meeting, voice calls using …
The new PSTN Conferencing feature allows participants of a Skype for Business meeting to join in using their landline or cell phones. Users can also add others ... «Inferse, Jul 15»
2
Inabox seals AU$3.6m deal to handle 3000 PSTN customers
Australian wholesale telecommunications and cloud services provider Inabox Group has signed a AU$3.6 million contract with Total Telecoms Group in a ... «ZDNet, Jun 15»
3
Alcatel-Lucent unveils transition solution for service providers' PSTN
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) has introduced a new solution that it says will help service providers, particularly those with large PSTN networks, migrate to an ... «FierceTelecom, May 15»
4
Lync Online to Become Full-Fledged Hosted UC Service
You see, by not adding PSTN connectivity and Enterprise Voice directly into Lync Online, Microsoft had hobbled the service from the get-go, creating a walled ... «No Jitter, Apr 15»
5
How do you effectively transition from PSTN to VoIP?
When migrating from PSTN to VoIP, you'll most likely move the existing company numbers to a SIP provider -- this is also known as local number portability. «TechTarget, Apr 15»
6
PSTN Calling Re-Emerges for Lync Online
Microsoft takes another shot at making PSTN calling and telephony features available to businesses subscribing to Office 365 and Lync Online. Nearly a year ... «No Jitter, Jan 15»
7
Bit6 Adds PSTN Interoperability to SDKs, Connects Apps With the …
As a result of today's announcement, Bit6's APIs (application programming interfaces) now include PSTN interoperability, making it possible for app users to ... «GlobeNewswire, Dec 14»
8
Global Lawful Interception (VOIP, LTE, WLAN, WIMAX, DSL, PSTN
Technological advancements and sophisticated communication channels have raised a challenge in front of the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to fight ... «PR Newswire, Nov 14»
9
CallTower Cloud-Hosted Lync: PSTN-enabled VoIP UC without the …
After now spending the last few months using cloud-hosted Lync with full PSTN dial tone and phone capabilities enabled, I'm pretty convinced of one thing. «BetaNews, Sep 14»
10
CallTower Selects Voxbone to Connect its Cloud-Based Microsoft …
... provider of cloud-based enterprise-class unified communications (UC) solutions, to connect its UC service, CallTower Complete 2013 for Lync, to the PSTN. «Business Wire, Sep 14»

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