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Virtual Channel (VC)

A virtual channel is a dedicated communications line that creates bandwidth. This bandwidth is needed to create virtual connections across a data network. They are typically only used in asynchronous transfer modes (ATM), as these channels are only necessary during that time. Virtual channels are used for switching when a network is using an ATM.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Virtual Channel (VC)

Small businesses usually do not need to set up virtual channels. This may change if a small business is using asynchronous transfer modes. In this instance, the use of a virtual channel to connect data nodes will typically happen automatically. This is typically a back-end process.

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