packet switching

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packet switching

n.
A method of data transmission in which data is broken into small blocks that are transmitted over different channels and are reassembled into their original order at their destination.

packet switching

n
(Computer Science) computing the concentration of data into units that are allocated an address prior to transmission
Translations
commutation de paquets

packet switching

[ˈpækɪtˈswɪtʃɪŋ] n (Comput) → commutazione f di pacchetto
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He also presents optical burst switching (OBS), a new optical networking scheme that has not yet been standardized and lies between packet switching and circuit switching.
Softswitching technology--which, not incidentally is being pushed by its own consortium; more on this later--is offering two "solutions" to circuit switching.
The CTSX system is ideally suited for the creation of new 'last mile' local voice and broadband data tandem switching networks as it offers both packet and circuit switching capabilities in one integrated system.
The CDCO system is ideally suited for the creation of new 'last mile' local voice and broadband data switching networks as it offers both packet and circuit switching capabilities in one integrated system.
With the introduction of the VSC9295 TSI, Vitesse again demonstrates its leadership and commitment in high-density circuit switching and delivers the most cost effective, flexible, and scalable solution for SONET and mixed-traffic grooming on the market.
These switch products integrate the necessary switching and signal integrity tools for system designers to develop next-generation storage and networking systems," said Juan Garza, circuit switching product marketing manager at Vitesse.
NEW YORK -- Cyber Digital to Offer Wholesale Local Circuit Switching, IP Broadband Solutions and Level 3'S Voice Termination and IP Services to Competitive Telecom Carriers