Wireline telephony isn't flat-lining

Bye, Rick
September 2011
CED;Sep2011, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on landline telephone service innovations and the generation of subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) by service providers. It states that telephone system interfaces are utilized using SLIC, an analog device, which generates high voltage and converts audio from the phone into digital format. It adds that fiber-based broadband technologies to lower power consumption demand a new generation of silicon solutions to allow fixed-line telephone services.


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