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The Italian Telephone Long Distance Network

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3 Author(s)
Mazzarella, M. ; Ministry of Telecommunications, Rome, Italy ; Gagliardi, D. ; Vallese, F.

A description is given of the Italian Long Distance Network, which interconnects the 21 Transit Regional Centers of the Country and the international and intercontinental telephone networks. In particular, the characteristics of coaxial cables and radio links are detailed, as are the criteria to be adopted in order to guarantee a grade of service acceptable to subscribers. Fundamental outlines are also described for 1) functional and design standardization of equipments, 2) problems arising with interconnection on a full European and world basis.

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Communication Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )