A portion of an internetwork used for transit of information between different networks.
A high capacity electronic trunk connecting lower capacity networks, e.g., NSFNET backbone
n. A central network to which smaller networks, normally of lower speed, connect. The backbone network usually has a much higher capacity than the networks it helps interconnect or is a wide-area network (WAN) such as a public packet-switched datagram network.
The name given to a core network connecting major sites.
A high-speed transmission facility, or an arrangement of such facilities, designed to interconnect lower-speed distribution channels or clusters of dispersed user devices.
The main artery or link for a private or public network. Typically the backbone carries the lion's share of traffic (data, voice, video or some combination), is capable of carrying significant bandwidth and it is the network to which small/remote networks/links are attached.
A network that has high capacity and makes up the "backbone" that connects smaller networks across large geographical areas. Often, the network is connected with fiber optic cables.
A network used as a transmission path between other networks. Usually high speed.
A network that connects other networks.
a dedicated network of large computers with a large bandwidth that transfers data to and from smaller computers over the Internet
(BN) A large network to which many networks within an organization are connected.
telecommunication network which is used to transmit integrated information among many users
The core telecommunications network.
A usually high-capacity network that links smaller and/or slower networks.
A main or high speed transmission facility or medium usually designed to connect lower speed channels or clusters of terminals. May describe common carrier main transmission path.
a high speed transmission facility (e.g., optical fiber) designed to interconnect lower speed distribution channels.
The primary path for network transmission To top
The name given to a core network connecting all of the larger sites and concentration sites.
A network that connects several different networks together, often using a high-speed networking technology such as Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) or Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM).
A backbone network exists as a transmission facility designed to enable the interconnection of often lower-speed distribution networks, clusters, or channels of dispersed terminals or devices.
a network to which several, usually smaller networks are attached. The smaller networks typically serve departmental work groups and may be located on separate floors of a building with a vertical backbone network spanning the floors.
A high-capacity transmission facility or arrangement of such facilities designed to interconnect lower-speed channels or clusters. The NMS definition is a primary route from a control DSU or modem to its first tributary when the communications network contains extended controls.
The main segment of a network to which all other segments are connected. It links several workgroup LANs together in a single building, or several networks together in a campus environment. All systems with connectivity to the backbone have connectivity to one another, but systems can set up private connections that bypass the backbone for reasons of cost, performance, or security.
A backbone network is the top level of a hierarchical computer network. It connects to nodes at lower levels in the hierarchy.