Communications Server

What Does Communications Server Mean?

A communications server is a computing system platform that is used for various network communication applications and allows vendors to add multiple values at different levels of architecture.

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A communications server is the foundation for equipment vendors or suppliers that build the network infrastructure used to deploy communication systems, such as wireless, broadband or IP-multimedia. The communications and IT industries are strong supporters of communications servers.

Techopedia Explains Communications Server

Communications servers include the following primary characteristics:

  • Flexibility: Communications server architecture is scalable, multilevel, highly flexible, is designed to easily support added values at any level and has multiple server repurposing options.
  • Openness: Communications servers are based on industry standards. Different tools and services may be further integrated on an as-needed basis.
  • Carrier Grade: Communications server upgrades and updates are non-disruptive. Each associated system aspect and feature follows and fulfills network-building regulations.

There are many vendor-specific communications server alliances and communities that work toward the development of communications server systems.

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