[Tagging] Telecoms local loops connections nodes
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Thu Nov 21 17:32:43 UTC 2013
François Lacombe wrote:
> 2013/11/21 Malcolm Herring <malcolm.herring at btinternet.com
> <mailto:malcolm.herring at btinternet.com>>
> No. Central Office (North American term) or [telephone]exchange
> (UK/Ireland term) usually implies the location of a switch as well
> as the MDF and line terminations.
> So in tagging tagging telecom network infrastructure, you need to
> know what equipment is present within a structure.
> Ok for the central office <=> PSTN switch association.
> May we introduce telecom=connection_node for building where only lines
> are terminating without any switch inside ?
> telecom=central_office will still stand for building hosting PSTN switch.
No. "Lines terminating without a switch inside" is in English (at least
in the language of the former monopoly provider) a "Cabinet".
Likewise if you want to use the correct English term for what you're
calling "Central Office" or "MDF", use "Telephone Exchange". I've never
heard the description "Central Office" before - presumably it's American
"Joint" is also used for servicable things outside the exchange that
Someone asked a very similar question to this in an Australian context a
year or so ago (probably also on this list or the help site). It's
worth having a search for that to find the previous answers.
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