Topics: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Telephone Pages: 4 (619 words) Published: July 18, 2015
 NT1310 Unit 1 Assignment 1: Voice vs. DataJerry Poet Assignment:
Cell Phones – They use both voice and data with the use of cell tower to send data from the network to the cell phone. Landline phone – both because your voice is being transferred through the wires as packets of data. SMS / Text Messaging – SMS is short for Short Message Services. Text messages are a way to send and receive messages over cellular data networks. Also, SMS / Text Messages can only contain up to 160 characters per packet. Fax Machines – When a fax is sent it immediately gets digitized and packaged in secure TCP packets and sent, they also use an analog data signal. Pagers – Are a way to notify individuals of incoming calls by a tone, they also use a data signal. VOIP (voice over IP) phone - uses digital technology to make phone calls on the internet rather than through phone lines. A VoIP phone allows you to bypass the phone company completely as a data network. Skype / Face time - You must have a data network. In order to get on the internet to use these services. These two services are both internet calling applications. The main purposes of these applications are to allow users to communicate with other people over the internet.

Exercise: Local Exchange
The access network is the part of the network that connects the individual consumer or business to the telecommunications system. It’s a critical portion of the network, because it is the part of the network that reaches the end users and “connects them.” Services are brought to the consumer or business through a cabling link between the consumer or business and the local exchange. The local exchange acts as the convergence point for the information sent to the consumers and the point at which services from the global telecommunications are distributed to the consumers.How the game player at home connects to the game player across the way, in another state, even other country is somewhat simple yet complicated. When...

References: Oliviero, Andrew, and Bill Woodward. Cabling NT1310, 4th Edition. Sybex, 2010. VitalBook file.
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