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path terminating equipment (PTE)

A Path Terminating Equipment (PTE) operates in optical networks as a path- level terminal multiplexer for DS transmission interfaces, Synchronous Transport Signal ( STS) and other signals. They are used to multiplex Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy ( PDH) and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy ( SDH) signals into higher bit rate STM, Synchronous Transfer Mode, signals.

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Englisch: path terminating equipment - PTE
Updated at: 12.11.2020
#Words: 45
Links: path, level, terminal, multiplexer (MPX), distribution system (DS)
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