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Term Definition
T-1 CircuitA digital circuit that uses the DS-1 signaling format to transmit information over the telephone network at 1.544 megabits per second. Can carry up to 24 uncompressed voice channels.
Tandem SwitchTandem is a telephony term meaning "to connect in series." Thus, a tandem switch connects one trunk to another. A tandem switch is an intermediate switch or connection between an originating telephone call or location and the final destination of the call.
TariffA statement by a communications company filed with the FCC that sets forth services offered, and rates, terms, and conditions for those services.
Telcordia TechnologiesFormerly known as Bellcore, this corporation conducts research and development projects including development of new telecommunications services. Telcordia also provides centralized technical and management services for the Regional Holding Companies. In addition, Telcordia provides generic requirements for the telecommunications industry for products, services, and technologies.
TelecommunicationsAs defined in the Telecommunications Act of 1996, transmission between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received. Any transmission, emission, or reception of signs, signals, writings, images, and sounds or intelligence by wire, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems.
Telecommunications Act of 1996Public Law 104-104, enacted February 8, 1996, provided comprehensive reform of the 1934 Communications Act. The Act was designed to foster competition among local telephone, long distance telephone, cable and other communications companies.
Transaction Capabilities Application Port (TCAP)Functions that control non-circuit related information switched between two or more signaling nodes.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)A widely used network protocol that supports communication across interconnected networks; and between computers with diverse hardware architectures and various operating systems.
TrunkA communications path connecting two switching systems in a network, used to establish an end-to-end connection.
Trunk GroupA set of trunks that are traffic engineered as a unit in order to establish connections between switching systems in which all of the communications paths are interchangeable.

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