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  Thursday, 18 December 2008 
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 Term Circuit Switched
 Description In contrast with Packet Switched data networks, circuit switched systems maintain a dedicated  circuit for the duration of a call or session, much like a telephone line that remains for the duration of a voice call  -  even if neither party is speaking and no information is being sent. While packet switched networks can offer greater efficiencies in traffic routing and use of network resources where there are long periods of inactivity , circuit switching remains an attractive option for lengthy, uninterrupted sessions such as large file transfers, voice calls or videoconferencing.

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