what category of WAN technologies does ISDN belong?

ISDN is short for Integrated Services Digital Network. Under what category of WAN technologies does ISDN belong?

A.
Cell-switched

B.
Circuit-switched

C.
Packet-switched

D.
Leased lines

Explanation:

Discussion

One Response to “what category of WAN technologies does ISDN belong?”

  1. Keith says:

    “Circuit switching is a methodology of implementing a telecommunications network in which two network nodes establish a dedicated communications channel (circuit) through the network before the nodes may communicate. The circuit guarantees the full bandwidth of the channel and remains connected for the duration of the communication session. The circuit functions as if the nodes were physically connected as with an electrical circuit.”

    “The defining example of a circuit-switched network is the early analog telephone network. When a call is made from one telephone to another, switches within the telephone exchanges create a continuous wire circuit between the two telephones, for as long as the call lasts.”

    “Circuit switching contrasts with packet switching which divides the data to be transmitted into packets transmitted through the network independently. In packet switching, instead of being dedicated to one communication session at a time, network links are shared by packets from multiple competing communication sessions, resulting in the loss of the quality of service guarantees that are provided by circuit switching.”

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circuit_switching

Leave a Reply

Recent comments