Tele-Communication (Telecom) Terms Glossary and Dictionary
5ESS Switch is a telephone switching system first introduced in 1982 by Lucent Technologies ( formerly AT&T). It has evolved into a truly universal digital switch that meets all the telecommunications needs of the modern information age. Its versatility, flexibility, reliability, quality of service, and economic benefits are a direct result of using state-of-art designs and technologies for the system's hardware and software implementation. 5ESS has a wide variety of applications. It can serve as a local, toll or international gateway exchange, or a combination of these functions. It provides the following major applications: Local exchange, tandem exchange, Toll or transit exchange, Operator Services Position System (OSPS), Signal Transfer Point (STP) for a common channel signaling system, International gateway exchange, Wireless (cellular) switch (Mobile Switching Center/Mobile Telephone Switching Office; MSC/MTSO), Remote (switching) operations.