What is backbone?

  • (noun): The part of a network that connects other networks together.
    Example: "The backbone is the part of a communication network that carries the heaviest traffic"
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Some articles on backbone, backbones:

CESNET - Backbone
... Fiber optic backbone ring based on DWDM technology connects Prague, Brno, Olomouc and Hradec Králové with bandwidth up to 32 × 10 Gbit/s ...
Collapsed Backbone
... A collapsed backbone (inverted backbone, backbone-in-a-box) is a type of backbone network architecture ... The traditional backbone network goes over the globe to provide interconnectivity to the remote hubs ... In most cases, the backbones are the links while the switching or routing functions are done by the equipment at each hub ...
Let Your Backbone Slide - Track Listing - 12" Single
... A-side "Let Your Backbone Slide" (Power Mix) "Let Your Backbone Slide" (Bonus Beat) "Let Your Backbone Slide" (A cappella version) B-side "Let Your ...
Backbone, Virginia
... Backbone is an unincorporated community in Alleghany County, Virginia, United States. ...
Airborne Networking - Topologies - Persistent Backbone
... topology characterized by a persistent backbone is established using relatively persistent wideband connections among high-value platforms flying ... which are considered edge networks relative to the backbone ... This provides concentration points for connectivity to the space backbone as well as to terrestrial networks ...

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