multi-service access node (NGN) (MSAN)
Multi-Service Access Nodes (MSAN) are components in the access network ofIP networks.
Multi-Service Access Nodes are the connection nodes for the core networks of the telecom providers. They provide the data lines for the Internet at the main distribution frame (HVt) or in the cable distribution frame(KVz) in addition to the digital telephone lines. Line termination takes place in the MSAN node, as does conversion to IP services such as Voice over IP( VoIP) or Internet Protocol Television( IPTV).
As end points in the company, MSAN nodes handle the respective desired communication with the required protocol during the transition to the all- IP network, either via the telephone network or the IP network.