Definition - What does Telecommunications Equipment mean?
Techopedia explains Telecommunications Equipment
Telecommunication equipment originally referred to the equipment used in a telephone network, but now it includes more modern IT equipment. This includes mobile devices and base stations, PBX equipment for contact centers and even IP telephony, as well as traditional and enterprise networking equipment for LAN and WAN. Modern enterprise networking equipment connects systems and technology in the consumer and business sectors, and also connects private data, voice networks and public switched telephone networks (PSTNs).
The different kinds of telecommunications equipment are as follows:
- Public switching equipment - analog and digital equipment
- Transmission equipment - transmission lines, base transceiver stations, multiplexers, satellites, etc.
- Customer premises equipment - private switches, modems, routers, etc.