PRI (Primary Rate ISDN)

A non-switched digital service which utilizes DS1 level 1.544 mbps digital carrier full duplex technology and standards to transport multiple 64 kbps clear channels from an originating ISDN equipped central office switch over a point to point facility to a terminating ISDN equipped customer location. PRI utilizes a full duplex 1.544 mbps DS1 level circuit sectioned into twenty-four (24) individual 64 kbps clear channels. Bearer services and circuit control are comprised of twenty-three (23) 64 kbps B-channels and one (1) 64 kbps Dchannel totaling to the 1.544 mbps level.
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