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A media gateway is part of the softswitch architecture, an architecture that is used in the convergence of voice and data networks. A service provider or carrier can replace expensive and bulky class 5 voice telephone switches with less expensive softswitches that support the interaction of Internet telephony and PSTN networks. See "Softswitch" and "Voice over IP (VoIP)" for more information.
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