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CCIE Security Exam Certification Guide by Henry Benjamin

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ISDN

Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) is a digital service that enables network users to send and receive data, voice, and video transmissions over a network. ISDN offers a variety of link speeds, ranging from 64 kbps to 2.048 Mbps. Many small- and medium-sized companies find that ISDN is a viable network solution.

Basic Rate and Primary Rate Interfaces

ISDN can be supplied by a carrier in two main forms: Basic Rate Interface (BRI) and Primary Rate Interface (PRI). An ISDN BRI consists of two 64-kbps services (B channels) and one 16-kbps signaling channel (D channel). An ISDN PRI consists of 23 B or 30 B channels, depending on the country. In North America and Japan, a PRI service consists of 23 B channels. In Europe and Australia, ...

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