switched multimegabit data services (SMDS)


switched multimegabit data services (SMDS): A connectionless, broadband, packet-switched data service that provides LAN-like performance and features in metropolitan or wide areas. Note: Currently SMDS operates at 1.544 Mb/s (megabits per second) or 44.736 Mb/s. These are the T1 and T3 rates, respectively, over switched fiber optic networks.


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