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NE (Network Element)


Term
NE (Network Element)

Abbreviation
NE

Definition
An NE (Network Element) is a manageable logical entity uniting one or more physical devices. This allows distributed devices to be managed in a unified way using one management system. It also includes features, functions and capabilities that are provided by means of a facility or equipment, including subscriber numbers, databases, signaling systems and information sufficient for billing and collection or used in the transmission, routing or other provision of a telecommunications service.

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