A "Telecommunications Network" is a network of telecommunications links and nodes arranged so that messages may be passed from one part of the network to another over multiple links and through various nodes. Telecommunications network links (including their endpoints or "nodes") may in turn be built out of hierarchical transmission systems.
Examples of telecommunications networks are:
* Computer network
* the Internet Network- The internet network is a global ‘network of networks’. The internet is connected via an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and then becomes part of a network. This network then connects to a larger corporate network that interconnects with several other similar networks through Network Access Points (NAPs).
* the Public switched telephone network
* the global Telex network
* the aeronautical ACARS network