This 2020 report from Finley Engineering provides an overview of a telecommunication switch consolidation trend and offers key considerations for carriers who may want to explore this option. Topics include regulatory implications, a need for consultation with appropriate regulatory counsel, potential savings, and types of switch consolidation. The report will be of interest to engineers, integrators, technolologists, and those involved in standards development.
Key words: engineering/architecture, communications, protocols/standards, HVAC, switch consolidation, telecommunications 

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