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Circuit Switching

Circuit switching is a type of technology used for data transfer. In circuit switching, at least two network nodes establish and maintain a temporary direct connection. Circuit switching uses the dedicated communications channel, or circuit, for the duration of the connection to exchange information. Also referred to as a connection-oriented network, circuit switching is the basis of traditional telephone networks.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Circuit Switching

Communication networks that prioritize high-quality voice calls should choose circuit-switching technology. SMBs wanting faster data transfer and the option of choosing multiple paths should opt for alternative technology, such as packet switching.

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