A type of network protocol that forms a connection to a host and maintains a constant stream of data until the connection is terminated.
A communication system that uses direct connections for a transmission. The most common circuit-switched network is a POTS system. The direct connection between two parties is great for speed but because there is a direct connection no other type of communication can use the connection at the same time.
A type of network connection which establishes a continuous electrical connection between calling and called users for their exclusive use until the connection is released. Ericsson PBX is a circuit-switched network.