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Old 09-19-2007, 05:51 PM   #21
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POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service....seriously, thatís what it stands for!) is old school these days, but we do still sell POTS units. We do lots of packet switched devices. My group's main focus lately is the back-hauling and grooming wireless networks.

Cell towers receive and transmit the RF signal and need to get and receive data back to/from the network for routing. We back-haul all of that data with T1 (copper), T3, optical links, and giga-bit Ethernet links. When I hired in, we were doing a lot of DDS stuff, but have since moved on to T1/T3 multiplexers, cross connect devices, etc, that can serve the wireless divisions.
OMG thats so cool. i just got done with my CCNA stuff. i have never done computer networking prior to this so im all new to it. do you know what routing protocol they use for the towers. yeah i studied POTS. its all circut switched and packet switched stuff now, or at lest i think it is.
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:53 PM   #22
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:56 PM   #23
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:00 PM   #24
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I work at a Grill Store that specializes in Custom Outdoor Kitchens.
For fun, I ride, train and show horses. In Dressage, Hunters/Jumpers, and Eventing.
I also love to cook on my Big Green Egg. Anything and everything.
I, like IronChef, enjoy kicking back with a cold beer or a good glass of wine. (or 10 lol)
my mom loves you already. she used to do the same thing. i tired dressage once and its fun. HARD but fun. Jumping was ok, tell you fall off and wake up somewhere else
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OMG thats so cool. i just got done with my CCNA stuff. i have never done computer networking prior to this so im all new to it. do you know what routing protocol they use for the towers. yeah i studied POTS. its all circut switched and packet switched stuff now, or at lest i think it is.
The routing protocol is going to depend on the backhaul device. Those towers have dishes, usually three, that receive and transmit the RF. It is then converted by the dish base unit to a digital bit stream and from there is fed to a back-haul device. The back-haul device will determine the protocol.

Most of the time, itís proprietary. When it is over an Ethernet link, it is loosely based on established TCIP with added proprietary security (often based on SSH), packetizing techniques, etc. The stuff my group does is for backhauling the digital data stream, so I donít know much about the particulars of the actual RF dishes and what they are doing.....I just know we have to interface with them!
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great thread lt :)

by day I'm an environmental engineer, specializing in water treatment. after my day job, I coach highschool girls' volleyball. I also practice for and play volleyball tournaments on a competitive women's team. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, eating, wine tasting and collecting, blogging about food, pilates, going to yankees games, gardening, and more...
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