Telecom Terms and Concepts
by Bruce Stewart
The traditional PSTN is a complex creature, but it must be understood in order to successfully integrate with VoIP. Sean Walberg walks us through the world of traditional telephony, identifying the key terms, concepts, and acronyms along the way. You may have noticed that the field of telecommunication is really big on acronyms, and if you've ever wondered what a DS0, an FXS, or a DID is, Sean's Telecom Terms and Concepts article is for you. If you believe the cliche that you have to know where you've been to know where you're going, you'll want to bookmark this clear, concise reference to basic telephony.