A technology used by the PSTN that allocates a pair of conductors for the exclusive use of one communication path. Circuit switching allows multiple conversations on one talk path only if the end-users multiplex the signals prior to transmission.
A communications network, such as the telephone system, that works with a dedicated channel between the sender and the receiver of a message. The entire channel is devoted to the link for the duration of the communications session.
a type of network in which a physical path is obtained for, and dedicated to, a single connection between two end-points in the network during the connection