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local area and transport area (LATA)

Local Area and Transport Area (LATA) is an American term for the local area of communications networks

.When the US market was deregulated in 1984, the total market was divided into 161 small geographical units called LATA. Only the local telecommunications providers, the Local Exchange Car riers (LEC), are allowed to provide access and services within the LATA, but they are not allowed to provide inter-LATA services, which are services between exchanges. These are provided by the Interexchange Carriers (IXC).

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Englisch: local area and transport area - LATA
Updated at: 11.08.2018
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