Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

CNS (Converged Network Services)

The delivery of voice, data, video and other forms of network services with the following characteristics:
1. Services are usually from a customer premises-based access concentrator, owned by a network service provider (NSP) that converts traffic to an asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) or Internet Protocol (IP) stream
2. Service is delivered via one means of access, transmitted via one facility, with one switching infrastructure

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